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  • Posted: Mar 9, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    TalentintheCloud is a Specialist Recruitment Agency to the FinTech and Payments sector across Africa. We are Headquartered in London and have representatives in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
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    Head of Commercial

    A Bit About The Role

    The company is seeking a Head of Commercial to build their core sales engine, strategy and team with the aim of launching the company into its next phase of growth. The ideal candidate will be a leader who can help them capture and dominate this client segment first. In this role, you will jump head on into a range of active conversations to structure deals that meet these clients’ specific influencer marketing needs. In addition, the company works with numerous global agency partners and needs your support to identify and prioritise new business opportunities with them. This role is perfect for you, if you don’t wait around for someone to give you the answers or ideas, and you’re highly motivated by outpacing the pack and besting yourself month on month (and demand to be handsomely rewarded for doing so).


    Your daily adventures include:

    • Develop the company’s commercial strategy for attracting enterprise-level clients in the FMCG, Telco, Banking, Financial Services, and Pharmaceutical sectors and beyond
    • Develop the team structure and hiring plan, setting targets for individual contributors in line with the company’s growth plans
    • Help prepare the sales team and account managers for work in diverse geographies across the African continent, teaching and coaching on localization and relevant outreach tactics
    • Develop sufficient pipeline with the team and track progress on a routine basis through rigorous documentation and by adopting a robust meeting cadence
    • Manage CRM tools with supporting project managers to ensure accurate and up-to-date records
    • Hold team members to high standards of integrity and performance as both a driving force of revenue and of the company culture
    • Conduct market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on new commercial opportunities (geographic expansion, industry plays sales etc.)
    • Partner with the technology team to develop smart dashboards and reporting systems using key revenue metrics to help business leaders in decision making and planning
    • Develop team budgets and partner with marketing on developing robust lead generation programs to enhance sales efforts
    • Drive specialisation efforts for industry-specific team sales outreach and support in priority growth areas and segments
    • Pilot new customer acquisition strategies in line with the latest technology trends in the ad-tech space
    • Interface directly with and build durable relationships with most value clients

    What It Takes To Succeed

    • BSc/BA in business administration, finance, or relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus
    • Proven experience as commercial director or another relevant role
    • Proven experience in sales and/or marketing and managing relationships with key clients
    • In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
    • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
    • Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
    • Business mindset and sense
    • At least 7+ years of experience
    • At least 3 years in a leadership role
    • Experience in start-ups and scaling up a team
    • Ability to align a high-performing team to organisational goals

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to TalentintheCloud on to apply

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