Vacancy-Business Development Manager

Vacancy-Business Development Manager
June 20, 2014


Centum Asset Managers (CAM) is one of the largest asset managers in East Africa.  CAM is a subsidiary of Centum Investment Company Limited (Centum), the leading East African investment company whose shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and the Uganda Securities Exchange. CAM manages in excess of KES 110 Billion through its own asset management business and Genesis Kenya, where it owns a 75% stake.

CAM is seeking to recruit an energetic and ambitious individual to lead its Business Development function.


Reporting to The Managing Director of CAM, the incumbent will be responsible for establishment and implementation of business development, marketing & communications strategies. She/he will also be responsible for establishing and providing leadership to the business development function.

The role has a dotted reporting line to the Group Investor Relations & Funding Manager.

The specific responsibilities of the role will include:

1. Leadership

To develop a competent business development team that will deliver of CAM’s strategic growth objectives.

2. Business development

  • Develop a business development strategy that will enable delivery of CAM’s growth and market penetration objectives.
    • Continually identify and implement of business growth opportunities
    • Support the technical team in developing and bringing suitable, high quality products to market and prepare the market for new product introductions and a smooth roll out of such products.
    • The key brand champion of CAM and implement the brand strategy in liaison with the Group Marketing & Communications Manager.

3. Client/stake holder relationship management

  • Identifying and maintaining a network of potential clients
  • Creating and structuring relevant reports to clients on the business and performance of the businesses
    • The key liaison between the business and clients


Candidates for the position will posses over 5 year’s tangible experience in business development and relationship/client service management.

The successful job holder will:

  1. Be a highly networked and emotionally intelligent individual with the ability to cultivate and manage relationships with a globally diverse group of institutions and individuals.
  2. Be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively articulate CAM’s strategy and product offerings;
  3. Possess outstanding analytical & problem solving capacity;

Other requirements

  • An undergraduate degree. Possession of financial professional qualifications and/or an MBA will be an advantage.

All your applications including detailed curriculum vitae should be emailed to;

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4th July 2014.

Centum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.