Business Development Director South Africa

indaHash, South Africa, Cape Town

The award winning influencer marketing tool to connect brands and influencers!

Duration: Full-Time

Business Development Director South Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Reports to: Business Development Leader EMEA
Employment Type: Permanent
Working hours: Full time (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm)
Salary: Highly competitive + performance based bonus
Company: We’re a startup offering global opportunities in a highly motivated international team with lean management in a strong leadership environment

Wanted: We are looking for a talented and highly organized Business Development Director (BDD), who will be responsible for forging effective relationships with brands, media-, creative-, digital-, and PR agencies. Someone who can provide Business Development service and ensure effective management. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, building a high-performance and strategic business development, and handling the offering of the indaHash platform to the highest levels of clients and agencies in the FMCG, entertainment and many other segments. If you feel ready to join a fresh start-up company with a proven business model, we would love to invite you to work with indaHash.

Role Mission: Make indaHash the influencer marketing platform of choice for brands and agencies.

Goal of this position: Maximize revenues streams from agencies and clients, while exceeding client service and account management expectations. Support the business development lead to achieving company targets.

We are looking for a BDD who has:

  • experience with wide network and demonstrated success in navigating both agency and client relationships
  • proven track record of successfully pitching new businesses
  • proven experience in the field of social media and digital - negotiating to close business deals swiftly
  • strong experience with the digital culture, and knowledge of trends and innovation in the digital ecosystem (Social Media/Media/Advertising/Digital)
  • management skills in leading a fast growing organization
  • excellent negotiation skills

Key challenges for the 1st month for the BDD:

  • able to run/conduct as many meetings with Media Agencies, PR Agencies and Top Brands
  • gather as many briefs/offers requests as possible
  • present opportunities which indaHash can provide using its portfolio of digital influencers and case studies (have a profound understanding of indaHash portfolio, be able to answer any difficult question posed by potential clients)
  • being perceived by clients as a business partner and consult them on their business and communications challenges showing how indaHash can address their needs

Key challenges for the first 3 months for the BDD:

  • close at least 30% of open new deals with significant budget
  • increase the number of received briefs/offers month by month
  • make indaHash a household name (recognizable on the market)

Key challenges for the next 6 -12 months for the BDD:

  • co-leading a fast growing organization in Africa
  • building and maintaining robust relationships with C-level representatives of numerous media-, creative-, digital- and PR agencies
  • solving practical problems and dealing with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exists, is crucial for this position
  • building your team from your network
  • generating ideas on the direction in which the application could develop based on client’s feedback and after briefs (what should be done for them in order to accept the offer). 

A character that we are looking for:

  • has previously grown revenues at a media or marketing services business
  • has relationships with marketers at major A-list brands
  • is well-known and respected amongst the agency, advertising and marketing communities
  • is an early adopter of social media and have a large following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • has a relentless need for achievement and internal fire burning inside that pushes to do more, to achieve more
  • activator who is impatient and keen to take action, asking all the time when can we start; decisive and courageous
  • an exceptional communicator – clear, consistent and persuasive
  • disciplined, highly organized and self-controlled
  • seeking respect rather than popularity
Please apply by clicking "Apply for this Job" button.

All applicants have to be permitted to work in South Africa. Don’t forget to tell us where you heard about the role!

About indaHash

indaHash is the fastest growing technology platform that connects influencers from all over the world. Currently, indaHash operates in over 70 markets and owns offices in Germany, USA, UK, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, South Africa and Poland. We cooperate with over 500,000 infuencers and work with the biggest brands from the Fortune 500.

Since 2016 indaHash has conducted more than 1500 campaigns for the world's largest brands (Coca-cola, McDonald`s, L’Oreal, Electrolux and many more) in over 70 markets. indaHash cooperates parallelly with media houses and advertising agencies from around the world in order to carry out effective global campaigns on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

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About indaHash

Believing in the creativity of the masses. indaHash integrates social media's content creators with the world of advertising for their mutual benefit.

indaHash enables brands to reach millions of mid-tier digital influencers instantly. We've developed an app to let social media users participate in online campaigns for the brands they like the most. We are active on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.

Since 2016 indaHash has become a leading social media marketing app. The app connects over 290 000 social media power users to thousands of brands. We operate in 58 markets and we are also busy expanding campaigns to other parts of the world.

As from January 2016 we have run more than +1000 campaigns, for the biggest brands like McDonald’s, Nestle, P&G, L'oreal, Sephora, Coca-Cola, Huawei, T-Mobile, etc.

We work with the largest media agencies and digital creative agencies in the world such as: MediaCom, Mindshare, MEC, Starcom, OMD, Havas Media, VML, Dentsu etc.

Want to learn more about indaHash? Visit indaHash's website.