Business Development Manager

  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Sub-Saharan Africa - South Africa - Johannesburg South Africa Johannesburg
  • Date Posted: March 4, 2020
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    Business Development Manager

    First Point Group are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager to work in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Responsibilities:

    • Identify new market opportunities and lead and rapid growth agenda for AppGallery developer business in Africa region through a portfolio of strategic partner initiatives.
    • Think strategically about emerging opportunities, market developments and challenges in the mobile and content ecosystem and develop thoughtful recommendations and action plans.
    • Provide actionable insights to shape the product and drive impactful collaboration with cross-functional teams to grow the Ecosystem business.
    • Develop and execute plans to accelerate the local apps ecosystem, focusing on app quality, new pipeline creation and platform innovation.
    • Define partnership strategies and execute go-to-market plans to drive positive outcomes for developers

    Candidates who have work experience with Google, Amazon, Microsoft/Nokia, or Apple, or other channels.

    Other Competencies/Attributes:

    • Passion for the internet mobile industry.
    • Relevant experience in developer ecosystems.
    • Experience in sourcing, managing and negotiating with partners.
    • Excellent communication skills with an ability to think out of the box.
    • With a pleasant and friendly style and a proactive attitude.
    • Candidates who have work experience with Google, Amazon, Microsoft/Nokia, or Apple, or other channels.

    Required Education / Qualifications:

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree.

    Required Experience

    • 15 years of relevant experience in the mobile internet business.
    • Experience in Kenya & Nigeria regions (Business Travel may be required)