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Business Program Manager

Posting Date: 28th September 2021


  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Experience and deep knowledge within Sales Excellence, Business Planning, Sales Operations, and/or Finance
  • Executive exposure and cross-functional stakeholder management
  • Focus on providing process optimization by understanding the desired business outcome
  • Deliver end-to-end deep data analysis and actionable strategic insights
  • History of driving operational discipline as well as innovation

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Skills & Knowledge:

  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with senior managers (required)
  • Must have proven skills in financial, marketing, and IT management
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, planning and organizational abilities
  • Intermediate conflict resolution and negotiation skills (required)
  • Must be able to work independently, handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, and negotiate and collaborate effectively
  • Must be highly analytical, able to understand business metrics, customer and market trends


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) required and/or experience in relevant fields eg: business, marketing, information technology, operations, finance. Master’s degree beneficial.

SME Enablement Lead, Africa Transformation Office


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working in and/or covering multiple African countries with strong track record of achievements.
  • Proven experience in driving digital sales (in Cloud companies and/or Telcos), also landing successful programs & initiatives to small & medium enterprises (SMEs) with special focus on micro-SMEs.
  • Strong mentoring and advisory skills related to capacity building efforts associated with economic development mechanisms (strategic planning, investments, legislation, etc.);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Liberal Arts, Computer Science, or related field AND 10+ years marketing, strategy, business planning, consulting, banking, finance, economics, and/or partner organization experience
    • OR Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field AND 8+ years marketing, strategy, business planning, consulting, banking, finance, economics, and/or partner organization experience
    • OR equivalent experience (e.g., scaling a business, incubation, driving change in a large company, entrepreneurship, management consulting).
  • 2+ years experience in Strategy, Management Consulting, and/or Finance.
  • 3+ years project, people, and/or change management experience.
  • 5+ years people management experience.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience working in a matrixed organization, preferably in the technology industry.
  • 5+ years project, people, and/or change management experience.
  • 10+ years experience in a related business/ functional domain.

Industry Advisory IC5


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Key Experiences, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong sales and business background, with 5-8 years education related experience to achieve quota and sustainable growth year-over year,
  • Experience of selling education software solutions (Microsoft software and devices technology preferred) combined with deep understanding of key education solutions and competitive technologies
  • Strong business planning and business discipline skills woven with ability to develop and implement targeted plans
  • Possess executive maturity, presence and experience in building trust with senior education decision makers and articulating how education institutions can digitally transform teaching and learning/student outcomes with Microsoft solutions
  • Ability to drive digital transformation in a highly competitive environment with proven ability to successfully anticipate market changes to drive industry-relevant solutions, address competitive threats and navigate complex customer environments
  • Experience in leading and driving the entire sales cycle, orchestrating virtual selling teams where necessary, leveraging repeatable offerings that maximize revenue/market share/consumption opportunities and increase customer satisfaction
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and the media

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years proven experience working in a relevant industry domain

o  OR Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant industry domain (e.g., Government, Education) or related field (e.g., Computer Science, Business Administration) AND 3+ years experience working in an industry domain.

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