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EJ Careers – Business Developer

BUSINESS (DEVELOPMENT/STRATEGIC) MANAGER

We are looking to hire a savvy and positively driven Business Manager who has a strong sales personality and not afraid to take on challenges, explore new business territories and understands the business of fashion. A fashion girl with a business mind, they must be able to meet with clients and conduct business in a friendly and professional manner.

JOB ROLES

  • Create and maintain proper working structure within the organization
  • Actively develop the business side of the brand.
  • Identify sales leads, pitch products and communicate same to prospective clients.
  • Designing and implementing strategic plans that expand company’s base and ensure its strong industry presence.
  • Following up new business opportunities and setting up (and attending) meetings.
  • Researching markets to find new business opportunities.
  • Attending workshops, trade fairs and other industry events.
  • Prepare detailed business plans that cover relevant goals and objectives.
  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer and industry player relationships.
  • Develop and deliver pitches and proposals for potential/existing clients.
  • Devise strategic plans to expand sales.
  • Planning and preparing excellent presentations.
  • Identify rising business opportunities and build long-term relationships with prospects needed in order to increase the brand’s revenue and maximize profits.
  • Evaluate the current performance of the brand and help it reach its full potential.
  • Identify bottlenecks in the growth of the company.
  • Develop and leverage the company’s branding and professional profile.
  • Perform root cause analysis of potential problem and provide effective resolutions.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Business Planning
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Financial Planning
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Creativity
  • Ability to prepare documents in a professional manner
  • Strong Research skills
  • Time management skills
  • Business Intelligence
  • Sales Management
  • Ability to effectively juggle multiple projects
  • Marketing skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strategy development and management
  • Problem solving skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Active Listening
  • Assertiveness
  • Discernment
  • Computer skills
  • Social adeptness

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Degree in Business Development, Business Management, Finance, Economics, International Relations or relevant field with 3-5 years’ experience.  Experience in luxury fashion retail is an added advantage