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Friday, 12 April 2013

Business Development Manager- Marie Stopes Uganda

Job title: Business Development Manager

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda's contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda's contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global net work, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual's rights to Children by Choice not Chance.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Job category: Business/Strategic Management
Min. years of experience: 6 years
Required languages: English
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: May 8, 2013 - 6pm
Reporting To: Director: Private Sector Partnership
Duration of Contract: Two Years
Job Role
To provide overall leadership for departmental operations through developing strategies and implementing them to improve the health impact and profitability of the current product portfolio, as well as develop and implement new business opportunities to improve the bottom line.
Key Responsibilities
Develop strategies with detailed execution plans to achieve greater financial sustainability.
Create, motivate and manage a high quality team to successfully improve and scale up operations.
Achieve agreed goals by providing leadership and oversight for all operational areas, including marketing, sales, financial planning and new business development.
Ensure the successful launch of new health products.
Develop positive relationships with government, donors, NGOs, and commercial businesses to help achieve objectives.
Establish a monitoring and management information system, and use the data for analysis to improve strategy, planning and productivity.
Manage and report on all objectives and activities on a monthly basis.
Experience and Qualifications:
Educational background in business management and/or a pharmacist/doctor with demonstrated entrepreneurial experience in pharmaceutical marketing, sales and/or new business development.
At least 6 years work experience in related fields.
Proven track record of financial management.
Conversant in issues of International Public Health (especially reproductive health)
Skills and Abilities
Proven business analysis and judgment with the ability to proactively manage business and P&L to meet objectives.
Ability to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres.
Strong people management skills
Ability to manage and motivate teams to achieve results
Strategic guidance and planning skills
Ability to develop and implement effective strategic plans and marketing strategies (new business development)
Ability to manage and prioritise a demanding work load
Contact/How to apply:
To apply: Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to jobs@mariestopes.or.ug or post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by 6.pm on Wednesday 8th May, 2013. Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.