Startup Business Development Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

August 26, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Startup Business Development Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa
Job ID: 2063186
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Category: Sales, Advertising, & Account Management
Job Summary

Do you have a passion for cutting-edge startups? Are you a customer-obsessed, business-savvy networker with experience working at or with startups, technical aptitude, excitement for the cloud, and exceptional sales acumen? Do you have the drive necessary to help establish Amazon Web Services as the key platform for high growth startups in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and other Emerging Markets eco-system?
As an AWS Startup Business Development Manager (SBDM) you will have the exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the fastest growing technology company in history within Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Your responsibility will be to identify and establish relationships with startups by partnering, with the most influential startup organizations, incubators, and accelerators in-market and you will work to increase the adoption of AWS in high-growth technology startups at scale.
You would also be responsible for building and executing a plan to on-board startup and startup organizations at scale within Emerging Markets where AWS does not have on-ground presence.
The SBDM will use their deep network of in-market contacts and relationships to establish AWS as a fixture in the North African startup community. By working with emerging startup organizations both within the geography & outside the geography along with their cohorts/classes, you will evangelize AWS, drive AWS adoption within these customer segments, and collect feedback for AWS engineering and service teams to meet the needs of startups.
In addition, the SBDM will work with startups to help them achieve their non-technical business goals, managing regional startup-focused incentive programs to help customers thrive.
By connecting startups to partners, potential investors, and potential business leads, the SBDM will deliver verifiable business value to AWS startup customers.
The ideal candidate will possess experience as a Startup founder or similar entrepreneurial experience working or investing in startups.
While not a technical role, they should have demonstrated technical aptitude that enables them to engage with customers at the CXO level alongside developers, data scientists, and IT architects.
She/He should also be an entrepreneurial self-starter who is prepared to develop and execute against a regional coverage plan and can effectively work across functions in the wider AWS EMEA business development organization

Key Job Responsibilities

Become a fixture of the Startup community in Emerging you are the face of AWS in your market and an advocate for customers inside of the company.
Promote and evangelize AWS services to startups and startup organizations.
Develop and execute against a comprehensive regional coverage and expansion plan for entire Sub-Saharan AfricaMarkets
Create and articulate compelling value propositions around AWS services and AWS partnership opportunities
Drive and facilitate startup adoption of AWS at scale
Maintain a robust projects and opportunity pipeline
Identify, onboard, nourish, and support partners to extend their reach and promote AWS adoption.
Contribute to a positive customer experience as a part of a fun, diverse, and experienced team including many former founders and VCs
Attend industry and customer events occasionally out of standard working hours. Expect considerable travel

A day in the Life:

The SBDM will use their deep network of in-market contacts and relationships to establish AWS as a fixture in the Sub-Saharan Africa startup community.
By working with emerging startup organizations both within the geography & outside the geography along with their cohorts/classes, you will evangelize AWS, drive AWS adoption within these customer segments, and collect feedback for AWS engineering and service teams to meet the needs of startups.
In addition, the SBDM will work with startups to help them achieve their non-technical business goals, managing regional startup-focused incentive programs to help customers thrive.
By connecting startups to partners, potential investors, and potential business leads, the SBDM will deliver verifiable business value to AWS startup customers.

Preferred Qualifications

BA/BS/ MBA degree preferred.
An entrepreneurial background with experience at a technology startup or corporate.
An applied technical background in engineering, computer science, data science, or MIS a plus.
Experience with common funding mechanisms, regional institutions, and regional communities for startups.
Experience working with Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Incubator/Accelerator communities.
Experience working with HNI's, Family Offices and Govt funds is a plus
Arabic speaking capability is a plus

Basic Qualifications:

Direct field experience working with startups, software companies, and/or startup organizations (e.g. incubators and accelerators).
Demonstrated leadership within channel business development, field marketing, and/or account management sales experience in the technology space.
Self-starter able to function with high level of independence.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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