2 Fresher Associate – Innovation as a Service (IaaS) Jobs – Innovation Village

Organisation: Innovation
Village
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Innovation
Village is a destination entrepreneurs call home. We believe that every idea
that could transform society should be given an opportunity to see what that
idea could become. Have you ever considered a career working with startups?
Startup culture is high energy, your ticket to being a problem solver, attracts
the best minds around and lets you fast-track your career with high-growth
teams. Startup culture gives you the flexibility to explore emerging
technologies and test your limits along the way.
About Role:
We are constantly
exploring disruptive ways to address the pain points faced by our different
clients – government entities, corporates, development agencies, civil society
and Non Government Organisations (NGOs).
In this role you
will leverage your strong business acumen to create a compelling business case
on-the-spot. We look for innovative ways to create/ add value to our clients
and we therefore value your opinion backed up with strong arguments and
confidence. Sometimes this path is not always clear and you are OK with it.
You will fuel the
growth of Innovation as a Service (IaaS) and shape our strategy for new and
existing business relationships. We expect you to think glocal connecting the
dots in the ecosystem, draft compelling proposals to solve pressing challenges,
and establish new meaningful client relationships – in a growing and evolving
startup environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
New business
development
  • You proactively work with the marketing team to setup targeted
    campaigns to engage potential clients.
  • You support innovation teams in their quest for new opportunities
    turning them into significant business value and results
  • You generate new leads, follow up on them and work in conjunction
    with the IaaS Management team to close client contracts
  • You participate in competitive tenders, and create a differentiating
    story.
Research and
Product development
  • Produce, organize and maintain internal and external marketing
    material like presentation decks, case studies, competitive intelligence
    and contact lists
  • You work in a structured and agile way, you guide clients through
    the different phases of innovative product or service developments and
    on-the-job collaborate with them throughout the entire process.
  • You deeply understand the needs of clients and translate these into
    compelling solutions and sales proposals.
  • Where needed, you create innovation materials such as tools and
    frameworks by proactively keeping yourself up-to-date on all things
    innovation.
  • Conduct hands on research to identify and understand market trends,
    consumer behavior, and technological progress in order to achieve market
    validation.
  • You manage various Customer Relationship Management platforms
Relationship and
project management
  • Provide event production and logistical support for the different
    IaaS client facing products like Demo days, CDAs, Design workshops and
    others.
  • Point of contact with the startups participating in the CDAs by
    analyzing start-up team strengths and offering mentorship on their
    business needs.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business
    Management/ IT/ Project Management
  • One year of experience in Project Management – ability to manage
    several projects with ecosystem partners and startups
  • Must possess excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Must be able to use logical
    reasoning to reach solutions
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues,
    prospects and industry contacts and contribute high-impact results.
  • Career driven individual with a passion for technology,
    entrepreneurship, investments and high tech start-ups (Experience working
    in a startup environment is a plus)
  • Highly proficient in MS Office and G-Suite
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle
    uncertainty and ambiguity
General
  • You are bold, appreciate direct and open conversation and
    collaborate freely with your supervisor
  • You value freedom, actively drive your work and department and enjoy
    taking initiative to suggest and won improvement and change projects
  • You easily fit into a youthful and informal work culture
  • You are collaborative and know to listen to other’s point of view
    finding common ground.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join us in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link
below.
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