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Bussisnes Development Director - National Biotechnology Authority

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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. 


  • In line 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 anchor 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 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 abililyto think creatively and strategically
  • Proven analytical skills.
  •  Abilityto 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.

How To Apply

If you believe that you are equipped with relevant skills, attributes and hunger for success, please submit you r applications not later than 31st March 2022 clearly marked "Business Development Director" together with a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of your qualifications to: 

Business Administration, Marketing, Business Studies or similar 

The Human Resources Manager

National Biotechnology Authority

21 Princess Drive



Or email: 

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.

Alert: Application Deadline Expired

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