Business Development Director

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Business Development Director

  • Post Date:March 30, 2022
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Business
Job Description

The National Biotechnology Authority is looking for a Business Development Director. Applications are invited from qualified and experienced persons for this key strategic senior management role.


  • Inline with the thrust of Government and the parent Ministry, the Business Director will be expected to spearhead the translation of research outputs into products, goods and services.
  • Monetise research and innovation outputs towards an industrialised economy.
  • Provide leadership in the establishment and maintenance of biotechnology-based business enterprises across different sectors of the Zimbabwean economy, leading to a vibrant national bioeconomy.
  • Identify markets for the products developed by the Authority and/or the Authority with its partners.
  • Develop business strategies including market models and penetration strategies.
  • Build sustainable relationships with clients and other stakeholders.
  • Manage sales and marketing to ensure efficient delivery of high quality products.
  • Work together with other senior managers and the Board to develop business objectives and business development goals.
  • Work with the Authority’s partners and market products and services developed.
  • Establish an approach to business development that will enhance the marketing of goods and services, and enhance the Authority’s income generation capacity.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Business Studies or similar qualifications.
  • An MBA or Masters in Marketing is essential.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Business Development Manager or equivalent role preferably from the private sector particularly from an FMCG background or from a pharmaceutical industry. Experience at a higher level will be an added advantage.
  • Proven marketing skills are an essential requirement.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • The ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Ability to establish and lead a team in business development.
  • Ability to work alone or in teams is critical.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with subordinates, superiors, the board, collaborating partners and government officials is a requirement.

If you believe that you are equipped with relevant skills, attributes and hunger for success, please submit your applications notlater than 31st March 2022 clearly marked “Business Development Director’ together with a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of your qualifications to:

The Human Resources Manager
National Biotechnology Authority
21 Princess Drive

Or email: [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will receive a response. The shortlisted candidates will be expected to bring originals of their certificates for verification on the date of the interview.