Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Job Title: Business Development and Marketing Manager
Reports to: Managing Director
iDE Zambia is incubating a small agricultural start-up (separate business entity) with the vision to bring markets to smallholder farmers through an accessible ICT platform.  This start-up is recruiting an experienced, outgoing Business Development and Marketing Manager. The candidate will have ample experience in marketing in the agriculture sector in Southern Africa, preferably Zambia itself, and plenty of experience marketing products to low-income, hard-to-reach customers. As a key member of the business start-up team, the BDM Manager will also lead in the development and roll out of a fitting branding strategy, as well as lead business development among commercial clients. A detailed list of job duties and qualifications are listed below.
Please read through entire job description before applying. Only serious candidates will be considered.
Job Duties
  • Evolve and lead the business marketing strategy across diverse levels of target clients (smallholder farmers, small and medium sized agricultural enterprises, large agriculture companies, etc.);
  • Responsible for setting and driving sales targets with commercial clients and in line with business revenue targets, and for reporting against those targets;
  • Support regular reviews of the business plan and growth strategies and projections;
  • Responsible for catalysing product innovations and new business, including recruitment of investors;
  • Support in identifying, recruiting and managing new investors;
  • Responsible for achieving marketing outputs within approved budget and timeframe;
  • Responsible for marketing/training events, including planning and organizing system and product launch marketing events;
  • Lead in the development and roll out of a branding strategy.
  • University degree in marketing or related topic;
  • At least 5 years of business development/marketing experience;
  • Experience with ICT innovations preferred;
  • Experience in marketing in the agriculture sector; experience in reaching target clients and smallholder agricultural sector in Zambia;
  • Ability to think innovatively and translate opportunities into tangible business;
  • Highly proficient in using MS Office suite and other design and marketing software (such as Adobe);
  • Proficiency in Nyanja and/or Bemba required.
To apply:
Please send an updated CV and cover letter as attachments to by 28 June 2016. Please include the information listed below in your cover letter.  Make sure your cover letter is no longer than 1 page! (Be concise – summarize the most important points.)  Any applications received without this information will not be considered.
  • Highlight your significant accomplishments in marketing/advertising (significant marketing campaigns managed, annual marketing budgets, etc.)
  • Highlight your significant achievements in sales/business development (significant achievements in recruiting clients or making sales, largest sales made, etc.)
  • Describe the type of clients you have served in the past (such as large businesses, small businesses, individuals, type of industry/sector, etc.)
  • Tell us 1) why you want this job (don’t send us your generic cover letter that you have written for other jobs – be specific!) and 2) what specific skills will make you the best candidate for this job.  Do you fit the description listed above?  Why or why not?
  • This is your chance to tell us any relevant information about yourself that doesn’t come out in your CV.  Please be sure to include this in your cover letter.
Due to the high number of applications that we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Deadline for applications is 28 June 2016.  Short-listed candidates will be contacted by 5 July 2016.
To apply for this job email your details to


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