Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EPZA Business Development General Manager Job in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament Cap 517 of the laws of Kenya to oversee all aspects of development of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Kenya. 
The economic objectives of the EPZ program include employment creation, export diversification/expansion, investment attraction, technology transfer and backward linkages between the EPZs and domestic suppliers.
The Authority has the following vacant position:

General Manager - Business Development
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/GM-BD/07/2012
The incumbent will be a highly motivated professional whose major role will be to promote and market the Export Processing Zones/Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Programme, products and services. 
She/he will also be responsible for developing linkages with the relevant institutions both locally and internationally.
Key Responsibility Areas
The successful candidate will carry out business development and research services within the Authority including;
  • Translating corporate goals and objectives into investment attraction, linkage and policy advocacy targets, strategies and operational plans in line with Authority’s Strategic Plan;
  • Budgeting for and coordinating investment promotion, linkage development, research and policy analysis function for the Authority;
  • Initiating revenue generating projects that will ensure financial sustainability of the Authority.
  • Formulation and implementation of sales and promotion, project appraisal, research, product and linkages policies and procedures;
  • Promotion of the EPZs/SEZs to potential investors;
  • Design and execution of marketing and promotion programs;
  • Maintenance of business relations with investors, government agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Establishment and application of appropriate systems to monitor and respond to investor enquiries;
  • Establishment and application of project screening and appraisal systems;
  • Establishing support for EPZ/SEZ companies market promotion;
  • Coordination of research activities within the Authority;
  • Overseeing Policy analysis and advocacy roles for the Authority;
  • Coordinating motivation support, training, performance measurement and evaluation of staff in the division;
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Competencies 
The candidate aspiring for the post of General Manager- Business Development shall have:
  • A Master of Business Administration degree or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • A diploma in Marketing or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Successfully served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least three (3) years;
  • Demonstrated high capability in business development, research, marketing and policy analysis;
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability
  • Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Self-Driven with a “can-do”, “will-do” type of personality
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to confidently communicate at senior management level
  • Ability to drive change in a dynamic environment;
  • Strong management, leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Team building skills with the ability to uphold collective responsibility.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Salary Package and Terms of Service: Highly attractive salary packages commensurate with competencies will be offered to successful candidates.
Successful candidates for all General Manager Positions will be engaged on a 3 [three] year contract renewable subject to acceptable performance.
Method of Application
Suitably qualified candidates should:
i. Suitably qualified candidates should submit ten [10] copies of their applications together with updated curriculum vitae, certified true copies of certificates and current remuneration pay slips. Applications should be forwarded to the following address not later than 12th September, 2012:
The Chairman
Board of Directors
Export Processing Zones Authority
P.O. Box 50563 - 00200
Applications submitted by facsimile/e-mails shall be disqualified automatically.
ii. Provide day time telephone contacts and names of three referees [one of whom must be the current/last employer who should be in a position to attest to the duration of positions held by the candidate in the organization and managerial abilities as well as moral character and integrity.
“The Export Processing Zones Authority is an equal opportunity employer”