Business Development Manager – Software Solutions
Full Time Closes: February 28, 2023
Position: Business Development Manager – Software Solutions
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Probationary Period: 3 Months
Submissions: [email protected]
Reporting Manager: Head – Software Solutions.
NetOne is a leading technology services Group based in Lusaka, Zambia. Since its inception is 2007 the group has grown to be Zambia’s leading technology service provider offering a range of solutions including client computing and enterprise business solutions with long standing relationships with leading OEM manufacturers across the ICT sector. NetOne owns and operates Zambia’s first Tier III carrier neutral data offering colocation services, infrastructure as a service and software as service. NetOne also owns and operates the Swish Pay platform enabling digital payments from consumer to merchant. NetOne has been at the forefront of business digital enablement and has a strong track record in deploying leading Software Solutions both off-the-shelf and bespoke depending on individual business requirements.
The position will specifically be responsible for business development of the product sets under the Software Solutions portfolio in particular Sage 300 ERP solutions and in-house developed software solutions and grow the specific customer portfolio of this division. If you are an individual that believes in career progression, innovative, fearless and want to be on the winning team, we are the team for you.
The duties of the role will include but are not restricted to:
Identify and prospect new opportunities that would demand products and services of the Software Solutions portfolio;
Prepare customers for presentations and proposals for products and or services in the ERP and HR stable of products;
Run demonstrations of product capability and features to prospective and existing customers;
Lead the sales process including negotiations and contracting to opportunities identified are materialized into sales;
Work with Software Solutions technology teams in preparing relevant documentation pertaining to demonstrations and or proposals for the purposes of establishing the ideal methodology, solution and commercials for identified services and offerings to the customer;
Be responsible for account development plans for named accounts of new and existing customers;
Take ownership and ensure attainment of the commercial targets set out quarterly and annually;
Work with the Head – Software Solutions in assisting with the overall planning, strategy, direction and growth of the business function
Manage the contracting process with customers while working with the team to ensure the deliverables committed to align with customer expectations and are fully documented;
Establish contacts and building positive relationships/networks with senior level decision makers of the relevant Industry and its environment; and
·Document and report on sales pipeline including timely submission of weekly & monthly reporting.
Undertaking any other duties/tasks (as assigned) or responsibility required to ensure the achievement of the objectives of the job within the overall objectives of NetOne Group.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or Business Administration
Minimum of 5 years of experience in Information Systems and ideally a minimum of 2 years experience in software sales (specific ERP software experience will be an added advantage);
Strong sales aptitude, negotiation skills, account management and relationship building skills;
High level of energy, drive, intellect, enthusiasm, initiative, and commitment;
Must be a self-starter and motivated to expand personal professional knowledge of product and selling skills;
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written including larger audience presentation skills;
Proven ability to manage multiple sales cycles and customers simultaneously;
Proven ability to collaborate well with team members; and
MUST HAVE a valid driving license with 2 over years driving experience.
How to apply?
Send us your CV detailing your academic qualifications, professional qualifications and work experience. ONLY Short listed candidates will be contacted for detailed CV’s and other requirements. You can email your CV to [email protected] OR apply through our website: www.netone.co.zm/careers.
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