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Business Development Associate - Research Sales

Remuneration:Basic plus commission 
Benefits:Medical Aid
Location:Johannesburg, Randburg
Education level:Degree
Job level:Junior
Reference:#BDA JHB
Company:LayerCake Recruitment

Job description

Join a fast-growing JHB team and support the business development team. The ideal candidate will be part of a team building and expanding the client base for commercial client portfolios. The candidate must have the ability to juggle and execute on a diverse set of responsibilities within an exciting, fast-growing, technology company.

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with a wide variety of partners by establishing and maintaining contact, coordinating meetings, and following-up on action items
  • Identify, client segments in the field of research and identify and propose relevant solutions
  • Assist the biz development team strategically develop and implement commercial sector growth and expansion into new Southern African markets
  • Prepare budgets and proposals for commercial clients
  • Manage and grow existing client relationships
  • Assist in achieving country targets
  • Smart and passionate with the desire to work in a start-up environment
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to follow through and execute on tasks in a pro-active, timely manner
  • Must be independent and self-starter, but able to take direction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have an interest in emerging research technologies
  • Must be able to work towards achieving regional targets
  • Driven and deadline orientated
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel required



  • A Bachelor’s degree in business market research, and/or other related fields
  • Two years’ experience in research or business development
  • Familiarity in and with developing countries, particularly Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East preferred, and required to collaborate and work with people of different nationalities and competency levels
  • Flexibility with regards to job responsibilities and willingness to take on special projects
  • Willingness to travel internationally, as required

Posted on 28 Jan 12:37

Alison Eastwood

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