Senior Manager – Business Development

1 year ago

As we scale our work in all the three verticals (Solid Waste Management, Green Cover Management and Water Body Restoration), we are looking for a dynamic, motivated and self driven individual in our leadership team. The primary role of this individual is to build relations and provide strategic direction to help the organisation grow across all the three verticals. We are looking at someone with great interpersonal skills and a results driven approach to help the organisation grow strategically. 


Roles and Responsibilities :


  • Be an effective part of the Leadership Team and work towards building and implementing the scaling strategy of the organisation 
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen the organisation’s overall business model and financial position with the aim of building on existing income streams and identifying new sources of finance to support our organisation
  • Conduct market research and recommend improved strategies to improve market reach 

Fundraising and Partnership Development

  • Lead the development of new fund opportunities informed by research, learning and operational practice within the organisation
  • Proactively source new business opportunities including leading on responses to all tender opportunities
  • Develop and apply best practices to identify, evaluate and promote cross linkages and partnerships 
  • Maintain and strengthen donor and client relationships 


  • Manage a team that will work towards the  strategic growth of the organisation
  • Motivate, coach and train to enable the team to achieve their KPIs
  • Assist from time to time in the recruitment of staff across the organisation
  • Represent the organisation at national and international forums while being well versed of the vision and goals of the organisation for prospective donors and clients


  • A Masters in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum 6-7 years of experience, of which at least 2 in a leadership role
  • Work experience in Solid Waste Management, Green Cover Management or Waste Water Management not essential but is an added advantage

Key Skills Required:

  • Proven track record in Business Development. Experience in scaling social enterprises is an added advantage
  • Exceptional  interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective at time management.
  • Enthusiastic personality and openness to learning and growing
  • Interest in Solid Waste Management, Green Cover Management and Waste Water Management
  • Positive attitude towards meeting new people
  • Passion and firm belief in the vision of the organization


If this role interests you, please apply here.