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Business Development Associate | Global | Remote (West Africa)

Sistema Biobolsa

Sistema Biobolsa

Sales & Business Development
Dakar, Senegal
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE | GLOBAL | DAKAR, SENEGAL

Sistema.bio, creating value from waste.

At Sistema.bio, we firmly believe that the transition to renewable energy, the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the adoption of regenerative farming are crucial for ensuring a thriving world for both current and future generations.

We manufacture and distribute high-quality, cost-effective biodigesters across Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Our biodigesters empower farmers to convert waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint, increase productivity, and operate more efficiently.

By providing access to innovative biodigester technology, Sistema.bio is dedicated to addressing the interconnected challenges of poverty, food security, and climate change.

We are on a mission to reduce 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions 🌱 🌏.

You have the opportunity to become an integral part of this impactful story!

Your mission at Sistema.bio:

Reporting to the Business Development Manager (Western Central & Northern Africa), the Business Development Associate (Western, Central & Northern Africa) will support the business growth of Sistema.bio in new geographies in Western, Central and Northern Africa to achieve our impact goals.


You’ll be in charge of:

  • Communicating in a timely, proactive and professional manner with existing and new business partners in export countries
  • Supporting tender, grant applications and due diligence for global market expansion
  • Coordinating programs with business partners in specified export markets
  • Conducting market research in new markets, proposing new business opportunities and business development strategies
  • Monitoring data quality, conducting data analysis and deriving business development strategies
  • Ensuring data-driven decision-making and timely reporting through live dashboards and reports
  • Supporting the Global Strategy and Western Africa Partnership


More about YOU:

  • Possess a BSc. Business Administration, Economics, International Business Management, Agribusiness or related field, MSc. desired
  • Demonstrated passion to empower smallholder farmers through climate smart technology
  • Leadership experience in a professional, educational or community setting
  • 2+ years of business research, business analysis, project management, business development or management consulting experience
  • Strong professional verbal, written, visual communication and presentation skills
  • Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to inform strategy and decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a strong team culture, build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Must be comfortable self-managing multiple priorities and partners concurrently, thrive in the face of change and uncertainty, and be motivated to drive projects forward
  • Positive, encouraging, collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work with a multicultural team
  • Values integrity and honesty
  • Curious, empathetic, energetic, self-starter and doer mindset
  • French native speaker also fluent in English

What we offer:
✨ Passion and Purpose: Join a dynamic social impact company, certified B Corp and immerse yourself in an environment where passion, a strong mission and collaborative spirit converge.

🌍 Global Team, Local Impact: Be part of our incredible international team comprising over 360 colleagues across 3 continents. Experience the power of working together toward a common goal that transcends borders.

🍃Balance matters: We understand that your best work comes from a rested and healthy state. Embrace our commitment to work-life balance with a flexible and accommodating work environment designed to suit your needs.

👐 Embrace diversity: Join a vibrant workplace with colleagues representing more than 20 nationalities. At Sistema.bio, inclusivity and diversity are not just values; they are the essence of our culture.

🌱 Grow with us: We foster an autonomous work environment that empowers you to contribute, develop, and take ownership of your projects and work. Join our team of doers in a fast-paced environment where there are plenty of opportunities to grow and learn.

🐄 Farmers are at the heart of what we do: Dedicate meaningful time in the field to develop a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the farmers. Get ready to have your boots on the ground, making a tangible impact where it matters most.

Your journey with us is not just a job; it's a chance to make a lasting impact.

Other important details:

  • This is a full-time position based in Dakar, Senegal.
  • We offer a hybrid work model.
  • The starting date is July 29, 2024.
  • Please submit your CV and a cover letter in English

Eager to witness how we passionately solve humanity's most important problems?

  • Immerse yourself in our YouTube channel featuring customer testimonials, mini documentaries and videos showcasing our impact work.
  • Don’t miss CACA, our award-winning documentary illustrating how our efforts contribute to combating climate change.
  • Check this page to learn more about our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sistema.bio is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.