General Manager (Business Development) Job in Kenya

We are a fast growing web and graphic design company offering a complete one stop media solution including social media management.

We are passionate about service and customer support, delivering promptly and with satisfaction, and currently have high client retention.

We seek to fill the position of General Manager – Business Development.

Overall purpose of the role

Reporting to the Directors, the incumbent will be responsible for formulating and implementing a plan aimed at growing the business to achieve set objectives and drive the business growth as well as manage existing business and accounts.

He/ she will also be responsible for general management of the company, business development, including delivering business sales targets. 

This is an opportunity for someone who wants to move up from employment to senior management demonstrating entrepreneurship. 
You will be almost running your own business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing the business development and marketing strategies
  • Support and facilitate development and implementation of annual budgets for the department.
  • Creating and maintaining critical data on customer profiles, target markets and allocating appropriate resources accordingly.
  • Maintain existing business relationships through continuous client follow up
  • Providing monthly and quarterly reports on sales and marketing performance against budgets, competition and market conditions
  • Design and coordinate an integrated marketing & communications strategy to sustain the company brand.
  • Identify business opportunities within the East African market and develop plans for translating these opportunities into business results
  • Meet performance standards
  • To be involved in any new sales pitches and proposals
  • Oversee and co-ordinate with the designers to ensure job targets are met, and clients are adequately serviced
  • Any other role as maybe assigned
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • A Bachelors degree in Marketing, Arts or any other business related degree.
  • Being a member of any professional bodies such Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) or Chartered Institutes of Marketers (CIM) or any other recognized body will  be an advantage.
  • Must be at least 30 years of age.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in marketing and/or business development, with at least 2 years in managerial position.
  • Possess the passion to manage a team and run the company with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience in performance management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work against a sales plan and meet sales targets.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to deal effectively at all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills and amiable client approach.
  • Ability to learn quickly and develop products
  • Creative, with the ability to think ‘outside the box’.
  • Must be enthusiastic and results orientated with high energy and drive.
  • An outgoing, confident individual with initiative.
How to apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents for what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated CV, and your current salary and benefits package to before close of business 31st October 2012.

Candidates currently working within the industry will be given preference. 
A competitive, incentive based package will be offered.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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