Interim BD Manager

Cardno Emerging Markets

Interim BD Manager

Cardno Emerging Markets

Brussels, Belgium

Cardno Emerging Markets is currently seeking a full-time, fixed-term Interim BD Manager to be located in our Brussels office. Our business unit manages EU-funded development assistance and cooperation projects in various sectors, including trade and economic development, business collaboration, private sector development, agricultural-rural development and institutional capacity building.

Timeframe

The position is for an estimated duration of 6 months, with a start date in September 2019. An extension may be possible and will be discussed based on performance and needs.

Role and responsibilities

The Interim BD Manager’s primary objective will be to contribute to the Business Unit’s growth targets by acquiring new service contracts, focusing on EU-funded project opportunities. This will be achieved through:

  • Review and implementation of BU’s current business development strategy;
  • Coordination of a BD team of five staff members, located both on-site and off-site;
  • Management and coordination of all stages of the tendering process, including:
    • identifying new EU development aid project opportunities;
    • conducting marketing and fact-finding missions for high priority opportunities;
    • setting up consortia and negotiating partnership agreements;
    • preparing technical and financial proposals, including developing and/or coordinating technical inputs, selecting and negotiating with Key Expert candidates, drafting internal budgets, overseeing corporate and EU compliance aspects, etc.

The Interim BD Manager will be in charge of setting team priorities and ensuring the workload is adequately distributed within the team. He/she will in turn guide and advise the members of the BD team, and in turn take on a hands-on role in content development and quality assurance at the various stages of the tender preparation process.

The Interim BD Manager will report to the Deputy Executive Director.

Profile requirements

To be successful in your application, you will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant university degree;
  • A preferred minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, including tender preparation, for Technical Assistance projects funded by multilateral or bilateral donors;
  • Good knowledge of EU development assistance programmes;
  • Strong leadership skills and at least one previous experience in team management;
  • Ability to think logically and express complex ideas in a clear and synthetic manner, both orally and in writing;
  • Previous exposure to a fast-paced environment and ability to thrive under tight deadlines;
  • Highly motivated, organised and detail-oriented;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel;
  • Proficiency in English, good knowledge of French is an important asset.

Applications

Please send your application (Cv and Cover Letter) to recruit.brussels@cardno.com indicating "Interim BD MANAGER" in your subject line by 25/08/2019.

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