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Business Manager Central Africa Job in Nairobi or Johannesburg

Position Title: Business Manager Central Africa – BES

Reporting to: 
Head of Commercial Operations – BES, Nairobi

Region / Function: SSA / Environmental Science

Country / Region: Francophone Central Africa (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo)

Job Location: Nairobi or Johannesburg

Reference No: 2012/HR/BES-001

The Company:

Bayer East Africa is an ancillary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core business units in the fields of high-tech materials, health care and nutrition with base and registration in Germany.
Bayer endeavours to improve the quality of life via its products and services, while creating value through innovation.

The position is with the Environmental Science division which is a business operation of Bayer CropScience. Environmental Science focuses on Public Health products in the field of vector control.

The primary business of Environmental Science in Sub-Saharan Africa is the distribution and sale of vector control products such as bednets, indoor residual sprays and other products for the prevention of Malaria, Schistosomiasis, Dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

Major tasks and responsibilities:

  • Liaise with distributors, agents and key customers in the focus countries; create a clearly defined network for the region which can respond to public health tenders for vector control products and separately for pest control products
  • Implement Marketing plans, and assist in the development of overall medium to long term marketing plans by Market sector.
  • Increase visibility in both Vector and Pest control (Rural Hygiene) sectors in the West Africa
  • Identify market entry points, essential / potential partnerships, and coordinate registration of products throughout the given region
  • Ability to travel in Sub Saharan Africa,
  • Ability to negotiate complex bureaucratic protocols
  • Fluency in French and English is essential
  • University degree and formal sales or Marketing Management qualification coupled with extensive (a minimum of 3 years), marketing and sales experience in the Environmental Science, Pest and Vector Control industry in both local and export markets
  • Experience working in health sectors of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), multilateral donors and government organisation will be of added advantage
  • Well organized and a high level of autonomy
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Basic knowledge of scientific principles and practices related to the Environmental Science markets.
  • Computer literacy in all relevant computer programs.
  • Effective writing, reading and presentation skills.
How to Apply:

If you fit the above description, p
lease submit your application letter together with a detailed CV, names of three referees and daytime telephone contact (quoting reference number 2012/HR/BES-001 on both application letter and the envelope) not later than 3rd February 2012 to:

Head of Human Resources and Communications, 
Bayer East Africa Ltd, 
P.O. Box 30321-00100 GPO, 

E- Mail Address:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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