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Senior Manager of Business Development (Full-time role in Kathmandu, Nepal)
Are you looking to make a real impact in Nepal, and build your career with an exciting young company? We are a creative and passionate team with the ambitious goal of making reliable, affordable, and renewable electricity the standard for everyone in Nepal. This is a great opportunity to join a young and growing social enterprise in an important role that will grow with your career.
SunFarmer provides reliable and affordable solar energy for farms, hospitals, and schools in places where people have limited or zero access to electricity. We have a laser focus on both maximizing impact and achieving financial sustainability. Our current focus is Nepal, with plans to expand globally.
SunFarmer is dedicated to improving the way solar energy is delivered in Nepal – we are committed to making sure our customers get world class solar at the best price. We currently work with many leading institutions in Nepal in the agriculture, health, education, and business sectors. Check out this video for a sense of where we work: https://vimeo.com/125749680
Since the recent earthquakes, we are also providing immediate relief in the form of solar lights, charging stations, and water purification to the most impacted districts. We plan to play a prominent role in the reconstruction of the health sector, empowering clinics and hospitals with solar to provide modern medical care to rural communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop partnerships and programs with INGOs, NGOs, bilateral agencies, and strategic customers.
Think creatively of ways for SunFarmer to achieve its mission of delivering reliable and affordable solar energy
Develop a sales strategy, and quickly execute strategy with assistance from at least one Business Development officer
Own the SunFarmer project pipeline - you will be responsible for bringing in a significant amount of new projects, and closing the deals. Provide regular weekly reports and motivate the team to hit their sales targets
Conduct personal visits, correspondence and communication with government agencies, customs officers, partner companies and related stakeholders
Candidate should have a positive attitude and be willing to assist with a wide range of tasks
The person shall hold a Bachelors degree from a leading university, and have excellent writing, communication and presentation skills (both in English and Nepali). Master’s degree is preferred.
At least 5-7 years of experience in a customer-facing role
Very strong communication skills
Ability to quickly build relationships
Sales will be an integral part of this role; prior sales experience is a huge plus
Proficient with MS Office package and Internet research
Willingness to travel frequently to project sites
Entrepreneurial spirit – Ability to quickly learn new concepts and get tasks done with minimal supervision
Driving license (at least two wheeler)
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