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The Business Development Associate is a highly motivated professional responsible for driving Building Markets’ matchmaking services in specific sectors and with key buyers in Turkey. These services are centered around facilitating linkages and contracts between the organization’s network of buyers and suppliers, hosting matchmaking events, producing matchmaking reports, providing tender distribution services, and ensuring engagement on Building Markets’ online matchmaking platform.
The Training Manager will oversee the delivery of an effective training program targeting Building Markets’ network of Syrian and refugee-led SMEs in Turkey. This includes in-person and virtual training services. The Training Manager will ensure strong self-performance in training delivery while integrating, where necessary, effective and efficient contributions from external experts. The ideal candidate is a results-driven professional with excellent interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills who has a proven track record of designing and delivering high impact training curriculum. Training curriculum covers topics such as procurement 101 – preparing bids and delivering tenders, business/financial management, and sales and marketing. The candidate will also be responsible for building a strong network of mentors, including Turkish entrepreneurs who can partner with Syrian-led and refugee-led SMEs.
The Business Development Manager (BDM) will lead a dynamic team that is charged with generating new procurement contracts between buyers (e.g. INGOs, corporations, larger businesses, governments, development contractors) in Turkey and the region, and Building Markets’ network of more than 2,300 verified SMEs. To do this, the candidate will leverage the organization’s model, resources, and existing matchmaking strategies. Hungry for a challenge and passionate about small businesses and their ability to drive job creation, the BDM should be target-driven and extroverted. S/he must know how to implement and adapt a strategy, effectively allocate human resources, and be able to ensure that all key performance indicators are exceeded.
The Training Manager will oversee the delivery of an effective training and mentorship program targeting Building Markets’ network of SMEs in Myanmar. This includes in-person training as well as interactive workshops and coaching sessions that respond to the varying needs of businesses, particularly, businesses in Myanmar’s waste and recycling sector.
The Training Officer supports the delivery of an effective training and mentorship program targeting Building Markets’ network of SMEs in Myanmar. This includes in-person training as well as interactive workshops and coaching sessions that respond to the varying needs of businesses, particularly, businesses in Myanmar’s waste and recycling sector.
The Business Matchmaking Officer is responsible for connecting buyers with potential suppliers. This is a key role in the Building Markets’ program. Based on a buyer’s brief (what a buyer wants to purchase), the Business Matchmaking Officer searches the marketplace starting with Building Markets’ own extensive database of businesses, for existing suppliers of goods and services, assessing the capacity and willingness of prospective suppliers to fulfill the buyer’s brief, and preparing a ‘matchmaking report’, which is a summary of recommendations to the buyer, informing which potential suppliers can best fulfill their brief.
The Call Center Assistant is responsible for establishing, developing and sustaining good relationships with local SMEs, and therefore contributes significantly to the dynamic and success of the program. The individual would be closely associated in the preparation or execution of certain operational tasks related to Business Verification, Matchmaking, Training, etc. The Call Center Assistant will engage business owners/managers by telephone to arrange face-to-face interviews, to conduct follow-up interviews and to conduct periodic surveys.
The Business Verification Officer (BVO) is the point of contact for Building Markets’ SME clients. Primarily, the BVO will make field visits, as well as follow-up phone calls to SME clients, to collect data on businesses and share Building Markets’ mission, objectives, and services. The BVO is responsible for establishing, developing, and sustaining good relationships with local SMEs as the business verification surveys they conduct are the cornerstone of all Building Markets’ activities. BVOs lead the data collection process that will result in the development of a robust and steadily growing list of verified local businesses in Building Markets’ Business Directory.
Building Markets accepts unsolicited applications. We are especially interested in candidates with a proven entrepreneurial record and who have shown that they are successful in coming up with new ideas and putting them into practice.
Candidates must be willing to work, if required, in isolated posts in difficult environments, to follow security protocols, and to be willing to learn the language of their duty station to at least basic level. If this fits your profile, we encourage you to send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org