Our Fast growing company is hiring an energetic Business Development Associate to help develop and implement growth opportunities in existing and new markets. We’re searching for professionals that will be in charge of market research, developing business strategies and pitches, managing a variety of projects, and identifying new business opportunities. You will work with various departments and report to the Head of Business Development. Successful applicants should also be willing to travel.

About Gozem

Gozem is a mobile application offering various services (transport, delivery, payments and financial services, and more) to African users, known as "Africa's Super App".

The app is 100% focused on the African market and mainly serves three local parties today : drivers (called champions), customers and merchants. We are present in several cities across Africa, and proud to improve the lives of local communities through the digitalization of the market and the introduction of technology-based efficiency gains.

Do you aspire to flourish in a stimulating and friendly environment ? Do you want to evolve and progress in digital, dynamic and disruptive contexts ?

Join us in building a new African digital ecosystem that improves quality of life. Together, let's make Africa smile !

What is a Business Development Associate ?

The Business Development Associate is required by the organization to participate in efforts and activities gendered towards business expansion. He/She will be in charge of identifying and exploring the potential of new markets for Gozem. For example : developing services for niche markets or identifying new verticals. He/She will have to conduct market research, collect external data, meet potential clients and partners, and define trends to recommend a business strategy. He/She will work directly with our Global Business Development Associate, and the country manager.

Your responsabilities

  • Conduct market research and identify potential clients
  • Build contacts with potential clients to create new business opportunities
  • Keep prospective client database updated
  • Make cold calls for new business leads
  • Assist with drafting business plans, sales pitches, presentations, reference material, and other documents as required
  • Maintain knowledge of all service offerings of the company
  • Arrange meetings for senior management with prospective clients
  • Follow company guidelines and procedures for acquisition of customers, submission of tenders etc.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines

You’re made for this position if …

You have strong analytical skills. You have good interpersonal relationships, a big network, and you are particularly good at building lasting relationships. You are able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work under pressure. You have strong organization and project management skills.

Profile

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Marketing, or related field.
  • 3 - 4 years' relevant work experience in business development or similar field preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and relevant software.