The provision of professional, informed, and expert business development & advisory services to the organization. This includes:
- Directing and providing technical advice and support on business developments, client attraction, raising tenders, submitting bids, promoting partnerships and other specified commercial activities such as market assessments and income generation schemes.
- Commercial development & activities such as market intelligence, horizon scanning, retail development.
- Developing a wide and strategic approach to customer satisfaction, customer liaison. This includes but is not limited to ensuring consistent and value-based presentation of the organization’s services to customers and a defined focus on the collection of business intelligence.
- Securing growth of organization’s income, including diversifying into new business/service areas, including Self-Styled Customer Service. Working closely with partner organizations and providing adequate support where necessary.
- Sourcing and using benchmarking and comparison data to influence decisions relating to, tenders, business cases and strategic plans, etc.
- Developing effective and viable partnerships and joint ventures that add value to the business meets business objectives and deliver development projects on time and to budget.
- Leading business cases, tenders and ensure the development of effective responses to opportunities for business development.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising and market interventions.
- Knowledge of relevant client attraction and sustainability strategies.
- Developed ICT skills
- Ability to build lasting business relationships with the skill and confidence to work with people at all levels.
- Flexible, with a proactive approach to new ideas and opportunities.
- A high standard of written and spoken English with excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all key stakeholders through a variety of platforms.
- A degree or equivalent
- Proven track record of Business Development – fundraising and/or commercial development
- Relevant fundraising qualification
- Experience in implementing multiple fundraising strategies
Experience in leading a variety of campaigns
Experience in building links with partner organizations and business