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  • Posted: Jan 29, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 9, 2021
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    Director Business Development

    Reports to: Ag. Country Director

    Industry: Investment & Asset Management

    Client: Fast Growing Investment & Asset Management Company with footprints across Africa.

    Salary: Negotiable based on Experience

    Job Purpose: The role requires a seasoned business development professional with solid business acumen, a strong business development track record, and a deep understanding of the East African investment & asset management industry that will be their responsibility to manage.

    Responsibilities of the Director Business Development Job

    • Implement the company’s strategy to grow business lines across the region.
    • Understand market trends, client needs and develop strategies to close the resulting opportunities.
    • Build and manage a portfolio of top tier portfolios across the region.
    • Oversee the sales process from lead development to contracting to account growth.
    • Build and manage relationships with key C-level decision-makers across multiple countries.
    • Work closely with the country director to develop and execute account plans and strategies.
    • Achieve regional account acquisition and revenue targets.
    • Make presentations to company executives and management teams to highlight business or marketing opportunities also present the results of new strategies.
    • Prepare documents and information for requests for proposals (RFPs). To create new opportunities for business growth and enhanced operations.

    Qualifications of the Director Business Development Job

    • Strong networking capabilities at senior level. The ideal candidate should already possess an existing Investment & Asset Management/financial industry network.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Management, Finance, or any other relevant field
    • Post graduate qualification would be an added advantage
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the financial industry, with at least 8 years spent in business development roles.
    • Extensive investment product knowledge and understanding of financial concepts with the ability to articulate a variety of investment topics ranging from fundamental asset classes to alternative investments.
    • Self-driven individual with a high degree of resilience.
    • Strong goal and results orientation.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with cross-cultural competency.
    • Have good business acumen, outstanding negotiation skills and the ability to present and influence deals at senior management level.
    • A team player with the ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders
    • Public speaking capability.

    Method of Application

    Qualified & Interested candidates should send their application along with detailed CV indicating their daytime contact details to on or before Tuesday 9th February 2021.


    The subject of the email should be Director Business Development – Asset Management.


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