Business Development Associate | Global Team Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Full Time

Sistema.bio

Business Development Associate | Global Team Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Unlock Sustainable Growth with Sistema.bio

Welcome to Sistema.bio, where we’re committed to reshaping our world by championing renewable energy, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and advancing regenerative farming practices. Our vision is a world in which waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. In fact, smallholder farmers contribute over 80% of our food, and our mission is to make their lives more sustainable, productive, and healthy.

About Us

We are a leading global social enterprise with a presence in Latin America, India, and Africa. Our unique offerings include financing for waste-to-energy technology, easy-to-install biodigester systems, outstanding after-sales service, and a decade-long partnership with every farmer. Our products stand out for their user-friendliness, durability, and top-notch quality.

Our Impact

With a dedicated team of around 500 professionals spanning the globe, we’ve already reached tens of thousands of farms in 30 countries. Our aim? To reduce 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions and revolutionize food systems. By the end of 2025, we plan to install biodigesters for a million people in areas lacking access to clean, renewable, and cost-effective energy.

Our accolades speak volumes: We’re the 2019 Ashden Clean Cooking Awards winner, a Schwab World Economic Forum Fellow, and a United Nations SDG 7 leader. Sistema.bio proudly holds a BCorp certification and boasts recognition from prestigious organizations like the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Ashoka, Endeavor, and many others.

Join Our Impact Story!

Your Mission at Sistema.bio

As the Business Development Associate, reporting to the Global Sales & Marketing Director, your mission is clear: accelerate Sistema.bio’s business growth in new geographies to achieve our impact goals.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Global Expansion: Forge connections with new business partners in countries where Sistema.bio has no local offices.
  2. Grant Expertise: Spearhead the coordination of tender and grant applications for global market expansion.
  3. Order Management: Take the lead in managing orders from business partners in export markets, including quote preparation and departmental coordination.
  4. Innovation and Growth: Research and propose new business opportunities, market segments, products, and geographies that align with Sistema.bio’s mission and growth plans.
  5. Strategic Projects: Manage strategic commercial projects, such as partnership academies, data infrastructure development, and global pricing.
  6. Project Implementation: Oversee project implementation in export countries.

More About You

You’re a dynamic individual with:

  • A BSc. in Business Administration, Economics, International Business Management, Agribusiness, or related field (MSc. desired).
  • A burning passion for empowering smallholder farmers through climate-smart technology.
  • Proven experience in business development, international expansion, grant management, and partnerships.
  • Leadership experience in a professional, educational, or community setting.
  • Over 2 years of experience in business research, business analysis, project management, or management consulting.
  • Exceptional professional communication skills in verbal, written, visual formats.
  • Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • A knack for fostering a strong team culture and building lasting relationships with stakeholders.
  • The ability to self-manage multiple priorities concurrently and thrive in dynamic environments.
  • A positive, collaborative attitude.
  • Experience working in global, multicultural settings across multiple time zones.

What It’s Like to Work at Sistema.bio

  • Global Exposure: You’ll collaborate with colleagues across three continents, gaining invaluable international experience.
  • Passion and Purpose: Join a passionate team dedicated to making a positive social and environmental impact.
  • Growth Opportunities: Sistema.bio is expanding rapidly, offering you exciting career prospects in new roles and countries.
  • Field Experience: Regardless of your background, you’ll spend time in the field with farmers, learning about agroecology and small and medium-scale farming.
  • Work-Life Balance: We prioritize your well-being, offering generous holiday options, parental leave, health protection, and remote work flexibility when needed.
  • Gender Equality: We’re committed to gender equality in the workplace, with policies supporting women’s representation and flexible hours.

A Team of Do’ers

We’re a team of action-takers. At Sistema.bio, you’ll roll up your sleeves and actively contribute to projects because your ideas and execution matter.

Location, Travel, and Start Date

  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

If you’re eager to be a part of a passionate team committed to solving humanity’s most pressing problems, check out the resources below to learn more about us:

  • Sistema.bio Employee Sentiment:
    • 94% believe in the mission’s importance.
    • 89% are happy to work at Sistema.bio.
    • 80% see themselves here in the next two years.
    • 82% feel valued by Sistema.bio.
  • Visit our LinkedIn page for team and activities updates.
  • Explore our YouTube channel for customer testimonials, documentaries, and videos showcasing our impact.
  • Watch “CACA,” our prize-winning documentary highlighting our contributions to combating climate change.
  • Sistema.bio’s crucial role in addressing climate change: Read More
  • Learn about the SDGs we’re actively contributing to.
  • Discover our culture and values: Link to Values

Sistema.bio is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status.

EXPERT Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To excel in your application for the Business Development Associate role, consider these expert tips:

1. Showcase Your Passion: Highlight your genuine passion for empowering smallholder farmers through climate-smart technology. Share specific experiences or projects that reflect this commitment.

2. Demonstrate Leadership: Emphasize your leadership experiences, whether in a professional, educational, or community setting. Provide examples of how you’ve led and made a positive impact.

3. Data-Driven Decision Making: Illustrate your ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategy and decision-making. Describe instances where data analysis drove successful outcomes.

4. Effective Communication: Elaborate on your strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Provide examples of situations where your communication prowess made a difference.

5. Team Collaboration: Highlight your aptitude for fostering a strong team culture and building relationships with diverse stakeholders. Share anecdotes demonstrating your collaborative approach.

6. Adaptability and Initiative: Showcase your capacity to self-manage multiple priorities, thrive in dynamic environments, and drive projects forward. Offer examples of how you’ve excelled in uncertain situations.

7. Global Experience: If applicable, detail your experience working in global, multicultural settings across multiple time zones. Share insights gained from these experiences.

By incorporating these expert tips into your application, you’ll stand out as a strong candidate for this impactful role at Sistema.bio. Join us in driving positive change around the world!

To apply for this job please visit sistemaaccount.bamboohr.com.


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