Job for Business Development Officer at Malaika Honey Limited in Uganda 2014

Malaika Honey Limited

Malaika honey is an agribusiness company that deals mainly in the production and sale of honey, honey equipment and propolis. The company’s overall mission is to support the eradication of poverty in rural communities through beekeeping. This is done through farmer training and long term trade relationships.

Job title: Business Development Officer
Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: Sales/Business Development
Min. years of experience: 2 years
Required languages: English
Required IT skills: MS Office (in general)
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: September 8, 2014 – 5pm

Job description
Malaika honey is looking to hire a Business Development Officer to support the social development arm of the business, provide PR support and marketing support.
New Business Development
o Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business.
o Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging the company’s network.
o Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
o Research and build relationships with new clients
o Participate in pricing
Client Retention
o Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
o Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
o Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.
Business Development Planning
o Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
o Work closely with TUNADO and other NGOs to promote the organization’s mission.
o Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales and opportunity for bee farmers.
o Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
Management and Research
o Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
o Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a timely manner.
o Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
Public Relations
o Represent the company at industry and other agri business events
o Work closely with development partners to obtain support for the farmer empowerment projects of the company
o Ensure the company complies with all industry standards and regulations.


o Bachelor’s Degree in Management or related field
o At least 2 years’ experience in marketing
o Experience in an agri business company is an added advantage
o Experience in public relations work is added advantage
o Strong interpersonal and communication skills
o Must be a people person

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