Zidi Careers – Business Developer

 Job Title: Business
Developer

Organization: Zidi
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Managing
Director
About Zidi:
Zidi, started in 2013 is an
e-commerce portal, enabling individuals, small business and companies to find
buy & sell their products and services online. We are making shopping
simpler and easier for consumers anytime, anywhere. And we are focused on being
a partner not a competitor to retailers of all sizes. The company has a robust
and sustainable business model concentrating on the core content categories of:
Automotive, Real estate, Electronics, Safari, Fashion, Books and General
merchandise.
We are helping next generation
of small business innovate and overcome barriers of reaching a wider
perspective of potential customers & partners. Our purpose is to partner
and enable commerce through the power of our business portfolio.
At Zidi; practically anyone can
find, buy and sell anything. Zidi connects a diverse and passionate community
of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses to reach their
potential.
Our strategy is to achieve
leadership in our chosen markets. The company’s strong organic growth will be
enshrined and driven by effective business management, the introduction of new
products and services and active brand promotion.
Job Summary: The
business developer’s main task is to drive the growth of the company, both by
generating new business opportunities and by motivating and challenging
employees. Working primarily with the sales and marketing team, the desired
person will develop training plans to educate and motivate the employees of the
company to perform at their most profitable level. Strategic planning for
future development is a key part of this job description, to develop the
pipeline of new business opportunities coming in to the company.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Online Business
Developer ensures Zidi delivers high customer experience and value as a
destination and authority for products and services. You will independently
develop but implement sales action plans with your team, monitoring business
results, and driving execution of sales strategies.
  • This
    person will work in tandem with programmers in maintaining Zidi website
    up-to-date and relevant to the customer needs and requirements and
    responding to inquiries in a timely fashion and answering questions on
    stock and sourcing or referring customers to sellers who can provide these
    products.
  • Coordinating
    with a web content supervisor to update the website and create Internet
    promotions and advertisements.
  • Identify
    business opportunities by identifying prospects and evaluating their
    position in the industry; researching and analyzing sales options.
  • Foster
    and grow relationships with clients by providing support, information, and
    guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending
    profit and service improvements to the business.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    candidate should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration,
    Business Computing, or Information Technology but with a strong background
    and experience in sales and marketing.
  • At
    least two years’ experience in a business developer’s role or any other
    similar portfolio in a busy/fast paced working environment.
  • The
    applicant should basically love the Internet and excellent social media
    capabilities
  • Possess
    good computer skills, writing skills and excellent organizational skills
    to assist keep track of all sales leads and to keep the website data
    up-to-date with relevant content.
  • Excellent
    communication skills in order to work most effectively with customers and
    willing to work in awkward and extended hours, evenings and weekends to
    achieve their goals.
  • Our
    desired candidate needs to have basic understanding of logistics
    (transportation, stock control, warehousing and monitoring the flow of
    goods).
  • You
    will be required to handle technical details relating to international
    transportation, such as customs regulations and any necessary
    documentation.
  • A
    thorough knowledge of the marketplace, local context and of the company’s
    competitors and or partners.
  • In
    addition, the desired candidate must have knowledge in online business
    management and strong social media capabilities.
How to Apply: 
All candidates who meet the
above job requirements should send their application letters enclosing a
detailed curriculum vitae, current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including contacts and details of at least three
professional referees to esther.nakiranda@eleglancefinance.co.ug
OR
Submit a written application
indicating the subject line the position title to;
The Administrative Assistant,
Eleglance Finance Limited
Plot 16 Fulu Road, opposite
DSTV Offices Kitooro,
P.O. Box 764,
Entebbe. Uganda
Deadline: Friday 15th September 2014
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