Orkidstudio pioneers turnkey climate-positive, human-centred design and construction in East Africa to create dignified and healthy built environments. We believe that a well designed built environment and a more equitable construction industry is critical to public health, economic growth and environmental resilience.
We are purpose-driven; focused on diversity, sustainability and social impact.
We are caring; cultivating trust, personal growth and a sense of belonging.
We are innovative; relentlessly open, inventive and curious.
We offer award-winning architecture, engineering and construction services as a turnkey (or ‘end-to-end’) package tailored to the education, healthcare and affordable housing sectors.
Orkidstudio is looking for an exceptional individual based in Nairobi, Kenya, to set up our Business Development department. The Head of Business Development role will oversee sales, marketing, public relations and client satisfaction. The head of Business Development role aligns with the launch of a major new strategic initiative at Orkidstudio, including a re-brand of the company’s name and visual identity. You will be a key figure in this campaign, coordinating overall vision and strategy, and managing a team to deliver across PR, marketing and sales, with the aim of significantly increasing pipeline and secured contracts. A strategic role based on developing commercial and sales strategies, plus marketing & PR strategies. Building B2B relationships and partnerships in line with longer term company vision will also form a major part of the role. We are seeking someone with excellent external communication skills, a proven ability to negotiate and persuade successfully, and with strong business acumen. The candidate should be a highly organized team player, ready to work with our design, construction, finance, and compliance teams to manage new and existing business.
Currently business development at Orkidstudio is run by the CEO and the company has recently hired a Marketing Associate. As such, the Head of Business Development will be responsible for strategizing and building up this new department and a growing team over time. This will require a candidate who is self-motivated, confident in making decisions and excited by the opportunity to drive forward a new business function to deliver overall company success.
Reporting to: CEO
Benefits: Extensive Healthcare Insurance (incl. family cover), Mentorship & Career Growth Opportunities
Experience: 10+ years
Employment Type: Full time Employment (part-time and flexi-time arrangements on negotiation)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
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Orkidstudio is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity, equity and inclusion. We do not discriminate, and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways.
Join us and you’ll find yourself in an environment where innovation, inspiration and creativity are second nature. You’ll be surrounded by industry leaders and curious, ambitious colleagues – working together to develop the business in line with ever changing end user needs. You’ll have the opportunity to grow - with access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge - and to apply your skills towards our social and environmental impact. We also have team breakfasts, team lunches, creative Fridays and more
Please send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, outlining “Head of Business Development Application” on the email subject. As well as understanding your experience and suitability for the role, please make sure to tell us why working for Orkidstudio is important to you. We also want to hear why you are the best person for this role and why the challenges of this role appeal to you.
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