Vanguard Economics Ltd

Vanguard Economics was founded in 2015 in Kigali as an advisory and research firm with the purpose to create a Rwanda based firm that delivers high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the Rwandan/African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of Rwandan researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGO
Website: https://www.vanguardeconomics.com

Business Development Manager - UGANDA

Business Development Dept · Kampala, Kampala

About Vanguard Economics

Vanguard Economics Ltd, founded in 2015 in Kigali, is as an advisory and research firm dedicated to delivering high-quality socio-economic and strategic research services tailored to the African context. Based on the notion that “social change is not a project that one group of people carries out for the benefit of another”, our main strategic goal is to build the next generation of African researchers in our areas of expertise. Our clients include Governments, private firms, multilateral institutions, foundations, and NGOs. Read more about us: Here

About the Position

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for identifying new business opportunities, building and maintaining strong relationships with clients, and driving revenue growth. The role will closely collaborate with cross functional teams to develop and execute strategies that align with companies objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and personal business opportunities through market research and networking.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and delivering tailored solutions.
  • Be part of the negotiation team and closing business deals, ensuring favorable terms and conditions for the company.
  • Analyze market trends and competitor activity to identify areas of for expansion and differentiation.
  • Prepare and present business proposals, reports, and presentations to senior management and key stakeholders
  • Monitor and track sales performance metrics and identify areas for improvement and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Stay updated on industry developments and best practices and to maintain competitive edge in the market.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field; MBA preferred.
  • Proven track record of success in business development with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong written and presentation skills.
  • Ability work effectively using agile project management framework. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to details.
  • Creative and innovative mindset.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to navigate diverse business environments. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to rapidly changing situations. 
  • The ability to think strategically. 
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities. 
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Leadership skills with experience in team management and development. 

What We Offer

  • Work with talented, diverse and motivated team members.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package based on the labour market and candidate's experience.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development. 
  • Be part of the team that is addressing Socio-economic gaps through our projects.

How to Apply and Important Dates

  • Fill your information by clicking on the apply for this job link. Keep your Resume to a maximum of 2 pages and a 1-page cover letter.
  • Submission Deadline: July 7th, 2024

Job Location and Working Conditions

  • This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Fast-paced, dynamic work requiring adaptability and resilience. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Vanguard Economics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where individuals from all backgrounds are respected and valued.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.