Thursday, 2 February 2012

Seven Seas Technologies - Business Development Manager - West Africa Region Job Vacancy

We are a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa, in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government.

We work in partnership with global technology industry leaders in collaborative synergies with domain & technology centric eco-system partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and service delivery innovation.

Due to our rapid expansion, we are seeking results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to fill the following vacant position;

Business Development Manager - West Africa Region

SST/KE/BDM/2012

Reporting to the Sales Director you will be responsible for creating and delivering the sales strategy for the company in the region.

Key responsibilities:
  • Identify business opportunities in the region and across various verticals including government, financial sector and telecommunications among others;
  • Implement sales strategies, objectives, targets and plans;
  • Maintain a healthy sales funnel;
  • Secure borderless cooperation regarding customer relations, solutions, products and services;
  • Ensure appropriate net margins through cost management and project turnaround;
  • Oversee business development within the region;
  • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options and resolving internal priorities;
  • Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations; and
  • Manage and assess new and existing partners in the region to ensure value add for SST.
Skills & competencies
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, IT, Marketing, Sales or related field;
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • Extensive experience in a technology based business development role with cross border exposure;
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills;
  • At least 8(eight) years experience, with 3 (three) at a senior management position in the IT field.
For the above position, you require to have proven experience at liaising, negotiating, influencing, presenting and working with key external stakeholders.

You must have a proven list of contacts within your market with a track record of closing deals in new markets.

You should have strategic planning, budgeting, verbal and written communication skills.

You must also demonstrate ability to work in a highly driven environment, be results oriented and an innovative thinker.

If you believe you are the right candidate for the position and can clearly demonstrate ability to meet the above criteria, submit your application with a detailed CV, quoting the reference to talent@sevenseastech.com on or before 20th February 2012

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