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Exports Development Manager

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Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic self-starter with a customer-centric focus to work as Export Development Manager. The Export Development Manager will lead in assessing the viability of regional markets and implementing route-to-market to expand Yalelo’s footprint.

The Right Fit will:

  • Lead the identification of expansion opportunities and implement the optimal route-to-market strategy in SADC and COMESA trading blocs
  • Cultivate relationships with reliable partners across borders to expand Yalelo’s regional presence seamlessly
  • Research the regulatory landscape of regional markets to assess the viability of direct trade
  • Work closely with the Planning and Optimization team to ensure that demand in export is met with the desired SKUs
  • Collaborate with the Retail, Marketing and Finance teams on pricing and promotional activity
  • Work closely with the Legal team to design and implement robust trade agreements
  • Provide input in the development of new innovations and SKUs

The Essentials:

  • BSc/BA in business or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in similar roles managing teams and leadership.
  • Experience in sales and providing solutions based on customer needs.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with solid business development skills
  • High problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude for building relationships with professionals at all organizational levels
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Meeting customer requirements is demanding, and successful candidates must be available to their team and/or customers on weekends. If this, is YOU, we would like to hear from you today!

Method of Application

To apply: Send your CV to this email:

Application deadline
28 Oct 08:26
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Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Zambia, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. The company implements a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s wild-capture fisheries sector. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is now a leading fisheries firm in Zambia and among the largest aquaculture firms in Africa. This company breeds and grows its tilapia on the shores of Lake Kariba and sells nation-wide. Yalelo’s pristine water locally produced non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain result in product quality and affordability that are transforming customer experience.