Business Development Manager (Strategic Growth / Engineering / Mining / Customer Relations) – Zimbabwe

Southern Africa
Posted 4 months ago

Reference No. 621 1810 MHU

Reference Number: 621 1810 MHU


Job Description:

Our client is a leading OEM within the mining space. They require a Business Development Manager who will report to the Country Manager and be part of the management team. The role is important to drive changes in line with group strategy; adding value for customer, creating sustained customer loyalty, and generating financial growth and profit. They  will also have responsibility for a separate PnL as well as operational efficiencies, to make investment proposals and manage their resources as per Company Standard.



  • Make sure to have the Territory Management in place updated, as this will give the guidelines to set the right strategies
  • Clearly formulate customer problems / needs assessments
  • Understand ambition and priorities by segment and develop an execution plan
  • Build a long-term customer relationship through a close collaboration and understanding of their operation in order to develop a loyal partnership.
  • Have product and application knowledge to provide the right solutions, promote our technologies and their implementation.
  • Understand competitive landscape and dynamics
  • Understand customer center performance and apply right levers to drive it collaboratively with other divisions
  • Understand and be responsible for the P&;L (profit and loss), Income Statement and Balance Sheet.
  • Translate the divisional strategies to local level, on applications, segments and products.
  • Build plans that will seek for functional cost efficiency and sustainable development
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain and Business Control to keep a proper Working capital (inventory, receivable and payables)
  • Maintain a good balance between sales growth and a right Profitable growth (UGP/MaCo). Always seek profitable growth while also growing market share.
  • Set strategic direction, prioritize, and innovate
  • Ensure proper channel is used for business, direct or indirect sales, or a mix of both.
  • Market /Customer Share should be updated and always use it as a reference to increase your presence in the market.
  • Proactive business planning on customer, market demand and trends to meet divisional targets.
  • Create and drive innovative ideas to increase our presence in your market.
  • Be responsible for compliance with the Company ISO standards by all of team members
  • Work closely with sales and tender teams representing Company in big biddings where service contract is requested as a package.
  • Support the idea of one face to the customer and work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, across divisions, to implement this idea.
  • Build your legacy. The business should last no matter when you take a new role in the company
  • Recruit and develop team members, according to Company values and to perform at their best in their current jobs and potentially reach the next level in their career paths
  • Embrace a team with diversity of cultures, nationalities, ethnic origins, variety of experiences and personalities and take actions to have a good gender balance in the team.
  • Ensure every team member is contributing in a positive way to the Company goals.
  • Make sure every new team member gets an effective induction to the role, and is assigned a more senior peer (mentor) for practical guidance in the first months
  • Give continuous responsible feedback to team members on their work, positive and constructive;.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • BSc Honours Degree in Mining, Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering with at least 5 years experience in a similar or related field.
  • Passionate about your field of expertise and serving customers
  • Sales/account management/business development experience within the industry
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment; Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent organization development skills; A solid understanding on key financial indicators
  • Good computer and presentation skills
  • Thorough knowledge of systems, programs and processes.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent position
  • Competitive management package on offer


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to mhuber [at] camining [dot] com



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Mark Huber

Managing Lead – Executive Mining Recruitment

CA Mining


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