Manager of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Baltimore, MD
Sep 18, 2020
Sep 24, 2020
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Job Summary/Company: Sparks Group has partnered with an international development and humanitarian organization,together we are looking for a Manager of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships to steer initiatives to enhance a new business segment of the organization. Qualified candidates will have experience in building entrepreneurial and/or start-up functions, supply chain management, and industry experience in manufacturing or distribution, with an emphasis on the coffee industry. If you think you qualify based on the requirements below, please submit your resume and give us a call at 202-463-5100.

  • Evaluates existing marketing and sales arrangements for the program, conducts a landscape analysis of current market opportunities to inform business plan development and future marketing initiatives.
  • Demonstrates a business plan to scale up the program as a sustainable and profitable business that also demonstrates social impact outcomes for producer groups.
  • Implements the business plan to include ensuring ethical sourcing, testing new marketing and sales approaches, building e-commerce and other sales channels, managing margins and costs, sourcing growth capital as needed, among other functions.
  • Collaborates with various internal teams to integrate strategies to ensure maximum impact at the local level.
  • Develops a strategy to integrate other NGOs working in the coffee sector into the approach.

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 8-10 years' experience required, preference for individuals who have a history of starting a successful business
  • Experience in the consumer goods/manufacturing/distribution industries required, coffee industry experience highly preferred
  • Strong financial literacy with the ability to understand and prepare financial statements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Interest in working with local farmers in developing countries around the world

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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