Kindly note that a successful candidate will sign a service contract with TUT Continuing Education (Pty) Ltd (TUT-CE) and not with the Tshwane University of Technology, (i.e, this is not a university contract). TUT Continuing Education (Pty) Ltd (TUT-CE) is the wholly owned entity of TUT responsible for all Short Learning Programmes within the university. BUSINESS DEVELOPER (Post Level 9) (12 months contract) Department: TUT Continuing Education (Pty) Limited Directorate: Business Development Unit Campus: Alma du Toit, Sunnyside, Pretoria Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related with research as a subject Worked in an environment pertaining to business development and marketing Fully efficient in MS-Office Software, email and internet Specific training/skills Commercial skills Understanding commercial implications of business operations Gathering intelligence on customers and competitors Generating leads for possible business opportunities Sourcing and developing formal proposals and managing the presentation and writing Follow-up sales activity Business model design Account planning and performance monitoring Proposition development and campaign development Ability to critically assess viability of SLP (Short Learning Programme) related proposals Information and customer service management Be accurate and pay attention to detail Interpersonal/Management and other skills Highly self-motivated individual. Effective interpersonal and presentation skills to build constructive relationship with diverse stakeholders Should have product awareness and customer orientation. Good negotiating and leadership skills Be able to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams and facilitate knowledge sharing Strong communication skills: written and verbal Good networking skills especially to build and maintain a network of key decision makers within the university Ability to function individually and in a team Commitment to high quality work and results Ability to work under pressure Strategic leadership skills Possess skills in project management. Capable of writing reports, procedures and business correspondence. o Well built skills in organization, prioritization and time management. Work under stress to meet project deadlines and minute attention to detail. Attention to every information and accuracy in performance. Ability to function individually and in a team. Commitment to high quality work and results. Friendly but assertive management skills Core Functions New Business Development and successful deal execution Developing and maintaining relationships with the Academic community within the university and external clientele, through networking Developing new courses, getting them fully registered as per policy Assisting in reviewing policies and procedures with regards to SLPs Developing strategies for Business Development and Marketing and growing the income generated by the company Assisting Departments with completion of all documentation pertaining to registering an SLP Developing and maintaining a database of existing and prospective customers Assisting with tendering procedures Web content design and continuous review Completing sales-related and marketing administrative projects that include running marketing and sales reports, conducting research on company and other assignments. Serving as liaison between advertising agencies and the company, print suppliers, freelance talent, and various marketing services. Preparing press releases, company newsletter and event announcements. Updating company headlines and news in the corporate website. Assisting in promotional strategies and product development. Preparing invitations, event agenda, track payments or refunds and registration forms for events. Establish and maintain a centralized archive of presentations, marketing materials and communications that is accessible to various functional groups internally. Research new markets and determine their channels Assisting with marketing and advertising all registered SLPs Assist with Admin tasks as may arise from time to time Organize maintain files pertaining to the portfolio (including electronic). Perform other delegated duties. Enquiries: Mr. B Nekati, Tel: (012) 382 5767 Send your CV to: RecruitmentAA@tut.ac.za Closing Date: 24 June 2011. If we have not responded within 8 weeks from closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. TUT-CE reserves the right not to make an appointment. It is the intention of TUT-CE to promote representativity in respect of race, gender and disability through filling of this post.