Business Development Officer Job Vacancy in Kisumu, Kenya

Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK)

We are hiring

Position Title: Business Development Officer

Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a Chartered Private University in Kenya with the main campus based in Kisumu City and a learning center in Nairobi City.

GLUK is established as a Centre of excellence bridging academics with community and institutional based development.

GLUK is committed to maintaining high standards of education and training of professionals who are responsible stewards of resources and services in the society.

Applications are therefore invited from qualified candidates all across the country.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify new and follow up business opportunities by developing profitable business growth across the University
  • Develop marketing strategies for the various established business projects
  • Ensure and contribute to development of business plans and work with department heads to execute business development initiatives targeting business generating projects
  • Develop customer care strategies and distribution strategies to acquire, expand and retain profitable relationships.
  • Understand the needs of customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these needs.
  • Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale and retail consumers
  • Contact potential clients to establish a business relationship and meet with them.
  • Research the latest in the business industry and create new opportunities to expand business.
  • Carry out periodic monitoring and evaluations within the department and collaborate with relevant heads of departments to ensure requirements are met, such as sales numbers and profit goals.
  • Develop, manage and execute operational processes for competitive business models to meet customer needs, which include value propositions, service model, pricing models, solution packages and credit terms.

Qualification & Competencies Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship, Business Management or a related field.
  • 3- 5 years of proven sales track record and experience in business or a related area.
  • High level strategic planning and organizational skills, including forward planning and forecasting.
  • Tenacity and drive to seek new income generating business and meet or exceed targets while ensuring customer satisfaction.

How to Apply

Applicants to send Cover letter, CV and testimonials indicating the position applied for to:

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration.
Great Lakes University of Kisumu
P.O Box 2224-40100

OR Send via mail to Email subject line to read the position applied for.

OR Hand drop to Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kibos Campus.

Applications to reach us by Wednesday, 15th February 2023.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.