To catalyze the Kenyan tech community’s growth.


Business Development Manager1

  • Company: Ringier
  • Deadline: Friday 26th August 2011
  • Location: Nairobi & West Africa
Job Description

The employer is a Central European media company with operations in over 10 countries. It produces newspapers, magazines, web and mobile platforms, TV- and radio programs with about 8000 employees worldwide.  

The project: Identify and initiate new business opportunities in Africa

The media company is expanding its business into the African market. A strategic hub in Ghana and Kenya have been established as well as an operation in Nigeria. The goal is to start up a modern media company featuring mainly digital and online media products for the African Market.  

As a Business Development Manager you will be identifying and initiating new business opportunities in East and West African countries. You're visionary and entrepreneurial with a good understanding of online media. A background in IT/online media as well as a strong sense for trends and networking abilities add to your set of experiences. It’s important that you have a good understanding of Africa ideally with living experience. 


  • Lead new business development by detecting projects, trends, potential partners and products that are locally relevant.
  • Work closely with the county General Managers and the local teams to start new initiatives. 
  • Ensure resources are managed, teams are aligned and the communication between the operations is transparent.
  • Build up a strong network in East and West African countries.


  • BA or BS university degree in business; preferably with an advanced degree
  • Experience working in online media, IT environment  
  • Start-up experience is an advantage
  • Very good interpersonal and communications skills
  • A basic understanding of the East and West African media and online sector  
  • Understanding of marketing and operations, ideally having demonstrated the ability to successfully launch and scale products and services
  • Ability to recruit talents 
  • Willing to live in Africa (African resident preferred) and extensively travel.

Industry: Media, Internet, Online

Minimum Educational Qualification: BA /BS

Minimum Experience Required: 3 to 5 years

How to apply

If you are interested in this unique position working with a young, diverse team , being part of building up exciting projects in fascinating emerging markets contact Ms. Stefanie Holm at lease send us your CV and a motivation letter. Only relevant applications will be considered.