Business Development Executive at Africa Health Business Ltd.

AHB is an African health advisory, consulting, and investment firm that connects partners to improve overall health on the African continent. AHB’sexpertise is geared towards supporting governments, corporates, health organizations, and development partners to foster effective public-private partnership initiatives in health across the continent.

Job description

Job Level:  Mid-level / experienced (7/10 years) Expected starting date:  As soon as possible

Background

The Business Development Executive will be part of the business development team and will be responsible for supporting the Business Development Manager with driving sales and growing Africa Health Business’ long-term revenue goals. The Business Development Executive supports all aspects of new business acquisition through three key functions: 1. attracting new clients 2. write winning proposals and 3. build solid relationships with new and existing clients. You will work with various internal departments such as partnerships, communications and operations and report to the Business Development Manager.

Scope of work

  • Working under the direction of the Business Development Manager
  • Supporting the development of competitive proposals
  • ensuring compliance of proposals with the requirements
  • ensuring adherence to the defined process, quality standards and deadlines
  • Conducting market research and identifying potential clients
  • Identifying new business opportunities and partners across the continent
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new clients, while maintaining existing client relationships
  • Collating and maintaining client information in the CRM database
  • Working closely with staff across departments to implement growth strategies, drive sales and to resolve issues with delays or other roadblocks in the proposal process
  • Support developing and implementing sales strategies, client service and retention plans, and analyzing sales data to inform or update sales strategies
  • Assist with drafting business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other documents as required
  • Represent the company in a diverse range of environments to promote achievement, and influence thinking
  • Travel internationally and domestically occasionally and on short notice

Knowledge and skills:

  • Minimum university bachelor’s degree
  • At least 7 years’ relevant work experience in business development or similar field
  • Familiarity with issues related to international development and public health desired
  • Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Word, and proven ability to layout and format complex documents and writing correctly and concisely
  • Skills in developing and designing presentations in PowerPoint
  • Ability to conduct the research efficiently to identify or check information
  • English required, French preferred

Competencies:

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage effectively with various levels of clients, management, and staff with diplomacy
  • Demonstrated good judgment and ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and work proactively
  • Ability to organize work and meet strict deadlines with attention to detail and quality

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