Business Development Director

Brighton or London, UK
Full time Staff

Every1Mobile is looking for an exceptional Business Development Director (BDD) to join our creative, multicultural and multidisciplinary team, and to work with a successful start-up organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of people across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. The BDD will lead the development and implementation of Every1Mobile’s sales  strategy,  and the international business development and pre-sales team. The role will work closely with the CEO to achieve or exceed the company’s annual sales targets.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a highly targeted, relationship orientated sales strategy in collaboration with the CEO and COO to position the company with key implementers and donors as the go-to digital social impact company.
  • Establish strong relationships with clients and donors at a strategic as well as at an operational level.
  • Implement a reporting and monitoring framework to enable the sales team to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Increase the profile of Every1Mobile through delivery of targeted marketing and communications activities.

Essential Requirements

  • A strong understanding of the international development sector and a proven personal commitment to social impact.
  • An excellent track record of winning large contracts, ideally from major implementers and donors, within the development sector.
  • Strong knowledge of DFID and other donor strategies, agendas, RFP processes and funding mechanisms.
  • Experience of working with international development implementers (such as Chemonics, DAI).
  • Excellent prospecting, presentation, networking, negotiation and closing skills.
  • The ability independently to create opportunities, identify new business,and create new relationships.
  • Exceptional team leadership and management skills.
  • Readiness to work in a fast-paced collaborative ‘start-up’ culture.
  • Cultural sensitivity and the versatility to work with people from different backgrounds and countries.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Excellent command of English – written and spoken.
  • A strong interest in the digital agenda and its potential to improve lives.
Closing date: 
28th January 2020