Business Development Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: USD
Date Posted: 05/17/2024

Gross Salary: 50K USD – 60K USD per annum,

Our client is seeking a motivated and experienced Business Development Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving revenue growth, developing new business opportunities, and managing relationships with key clients within the technology sector.


Support and drive sales activities and grow the direct business as a Business Development Manager.

Create and drive a Demand Generation Strategy for the retail industry

Capable of managing direct sales processes for strategic opportunities in new markets

In charge of developing close relationships with key target customers.

This person will interact with other departments such as Marketing, Professional Services, Global Support, and Product Management.

Meet and exceed revenue and profit targets for the region and channel partners

Work with regional management to develop a partner network strategy to open and grow new vertical markets, expand existing vertical markets beyond current growth rates and exceed targets.

Proactively assess, clarify, and validate channel partner needs on an ongoing basis

Provides basic technical and commercial support to indirect partners

Support the implementation of the regional commercial and marketing plan, including tactics to accomplish growth targets.

Works closely with the Regional Head and Executive Management team to execute tactics to achieve business objectives.

Provides feedback, information, market intelligence and recommendations to improve market penetration.

Manages weekly forecasting routines for all direct and channel partner leads and opportunities.

Populate and update Salesforce CRM with projects, forecasts and strategic data of customers from the target region.

Works in partnership with marketing and product management, providing input on both marketing and technical resources needed to ensure the highest quality training for our partners.

Highly effective in a matrix organizational environment

Clear and engaging communication and presentation style

Builds rapport and robust relationships as well as influencing at all levels including C-Level.

Resilience and resourcefulness to make change happen, no matter how challenging

Maintain and expand the Channel Partner Network to maximize indirect revenue generated from partners, ensuring channel account plans

Support and drive sales activities and grow the indirect business through the partner network.

Additional Responsibilities:

Organizes time to cover ongoing priorities and will make arrangements to cover whenever absence is unavoidable; understands that rewards are commensurate with effort and invests the time to get the job done; uses time efficiently during regularly scheduled hours so that extra hours are not inevitable, but is responsive to additional requirements or demands when necessary

Increases sales with existing customers by stimulating the demand for currently purchased products and services; makes a proactive effort to build volume within established accounts by expanding the breadth of products purchased; monitors the potential for growth in volume by regularly tracking the purchasing history and spotting trends or problems in need of a solution; sees herself as responsible for facilitating the customer’s reorder and replenishment process

Focuses on sharing information in an exciting and memorable manner; prefers group presentations; focuses equally on preparing delivery and content; stages a formal presentation to promote a more intangible product or service; responds to audience cues and reactions by altering a prepared presentation as it progresses

Uses strong personal identification with the product to influence others to promote and sell the product line; keeps the distributor fired up and committed to buying into a program or plan; works with other salespeople to help them close the large or elusive deal; breaks up the selling cycle into small increments and sets goals for each step; maintains the pressure to move forward through each step without becoming too pushy or overbearing; proactively reinforces the purchase decision, recognizing the risk that a product or program can be supplanted by the competition.

Demonstrates a commitment to the continuous education and training of others as a means of increasing their overall competency and productivity; prepares more structured sessions to cover the most critical areas of learning for the audience; stays on top of information needed by colleagues and customers in an effort to serve as a resource; takes responsibility for motivating others to learn and retain key information; reinforces what is being taught through periodic repetition; regularly assesses individual and group competencies and routinely addresses them by adjusting the training

Understands the critical role joint calls play in the ongoing development of salespeople; commits to using joint sales calls as opportunities to share expertise; demonstrates effective techniques; observes progress and judges the effectiveness of assigned salespeople; is dedicated to providing backup and expertise to help salespeople secure a close; accepts a supporting role in the sales process and sets level of involvement in accordance with what the primary salesperson needs

Develops comprehensive knowledge of products and potential applications; understands that up-to-date knowledge is required to maintain credibility as a subject matter expert with distributors and end-users; acquires knowledge through sources of published information supplemented with personal internal and industry contacts; keeps current on product/service developments through more formal learning opportunities; assumes the role of resident expert and develops product knowledge for the purpose of serving as a resource to others


15+ years of corporate sales experience working in Direct Sales, Channels / Resellers / Partner environments.

Experience in selling Retail Software

Degree qualified or professional qualification preferred

Fluent English

Substantial experience in sales

Experience in partner and channel management a plus

Ability to manage the life-cycle for direct or channel engagements, from scouting and alignment, negotiations to close agreements, successful onboarding, and hands-on operational help.

Residence and available to work in Kenya.

Availability to travel inside the country and near countries with the possibility to spend nights outside and weekends

How to Apply

Gross Salary: 50K USD – 60K USD per annum

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Business Development Manager – Africa) to before 31st May 2024