We are looking to recruit a results-driven Head of Distribution and Partnerships to join the startups support unit and work with exciting companies across our accelerator programmes.
In this role, you will play a key role in supporting high growth technology companies, from across the continent, on their distribution challenges / goals as well as engage in and unlock partnerships that will be of benefit to the growth of these companies.
This role will be perfect for someone with a growth mindset and the natural capacity for building relationships.
Work day-to-day with entrepreneurs across the continent to build global sustainable businesses with laser focus on customer acquisition and distribution strategies.
Provide advisory to startups on their partnerships and acquisition strategy.
Make introductions and connect portfolio companies to individuals and organizations that will be of value to the growth of the companies.
Manage existing partnerships with corporate executives within our networks well as develop new relationships, with a focus on unlocking key growth opportunities for portfolio companies across our programmes.
Evaluate and pursue opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and collaboration on an ongoing basis within the ecosystem
Devise creative ways to keep existing and new partners engaged
Provide regular progress reports on startups.
Preferably with 5+years of working experience in Business development / strategic partnerships management or any other related line of work.
Educational degree in any technology related field required
Strong networking skills to actively be involved with startups, venture capitals, and corporates & Concern for Impact.
Strong organizational, interpersonal and research skills
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft suite
Excellent communication in English (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
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