The job holder will be responsible for the overall management of the Corporation’s Strategy and Business Development and reports to the Managing Director. He/She is charged with the following responsibilities:-
Driving organizational vision and operational strategy.
Develop short-term and long-term growth strategies and plans.
Translate strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth.
Develop business proposals for funding, partnerships and Technical assistance.
Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs.
Research on new business opportunities and viable income streams.
Designs and implements business development strategies aimed at boosting the Corporation’s business volume and securing its position as the financial institution of choice for the development of the agricultural sector in Kenya.
Oversees the marketing and resource mobilization functions.
Works closely with the Government Departments, development partners and other stakeholders with a view to promoting AFC as the best institution for partnership in rural agricultural finance.
Interfaces with other institutions in the country to develop business partnerships
Fosters a comprehensive understanding of the market needs and informs product development and pricing strategies.
Oversees research and development of new products in consultation with other departments.
Conducts surveys for business projects or development impact of the Corporation’s services
Qualifications and experience
Master’s degree in Economics /Commerce /Statistics/ Agriculture or Management.
Professional Bachelor’s degree in Economics /Commerce /Statistics/ Agriculture or Management.
Advanced Management Course.
Demonstrate competence in analytical, business strategy, leadership and communications skills.
Ten years’ experience in a senior position in a business oriented organization, preferably a development financial institution.