Wananchi Group Business Development Lead (Projects) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Wananchi Group (K) Ltd
Job Title: Business Development Lead – Projects
Department: Commercial Cable
Location: Nairobi  
Employment Status / Type: Contract
Position Reporting to: HOD Cable Sales

Job Purpose / Summary:  Engage with developers in order to prewire all projects with Zuku service and create partneships with realtors and landlords and connect their premises to Zuku network. 


Also ensure that all upcoming project are captured and planned for construction with Zuku service

Key Roles:

  • In collaboration with senior management and other stakeholders, clearly define project scope, goals and deliverables of all approved projects.
  • Develop full-scale project plans including project schedules, work plans; resource plans budgets and communication plan in conjunction with stakeholders.
  • Using appropriate project management tools produce project timelines and milestones.
  • Develop project quality management plan, quality checklist and other project metrics.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Monitor project traction, project milestones and deliverables.
  • Proactively manage project dependencies and critical path investigating potential crises, make recommendations and devise contingency plans.
  • Develop and provide frequent status reports on ongoing projects, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of Wananchi projects.
  • Conduct project post mortems, identify lessons learned and develop best practices.
  • Proactively manage project budgets.
Qualifications & Skills Required
  • University degree in IT, Telecommunications,  Project Management or a related field
  • 2-3 years project management experience in ICT
  • Strong familiarity with current project management approaches and tools;  Microsoft Office Project
  • Able to work both independently and in cross functional teams.
  • React quickly to rapidly shifting priorities, demands and timelines and make adjustments to the project promptly and efficiently.
  • Developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Can relate effectively with stakeholders and contractors from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Positive, persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to lobby cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including senior management, contractors and government agencies.
  • Ability to bring project to successful completion on time and on budget.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV,day time telephone contact to recruit@ke.wananchi.com with a subject line Business Development Lead- Projects on or before 1st June 2016.

Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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