Business Advisor – Beirut, Mount Lebanon

Posted on February 18, 2019
Overview

Reports To: The Business Advisor will report to LED Project Director | Berytech.

 

Job Overview: The Business Advisor (BA) shall possess the minimum qualifications and skill-sets listed below. He/she must possess business acumen and must have hands-on experience in the private sector. The BA will be responsible for making linkages, identifying sales leads and supporting SMEs in increasing their sales and growing their operations.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Use desk and field research creatively and independently to compile a list of sectors, industries and target companies to approach
  • Use own personal and professional networks to make linkages, identify networking opportunities and initiate collaborations that will generate sales leads
  • Engage with SMEs that could benefit from the program and onboard them after a criteria-fit assessment and initial needs assessment
  • Understand the requirements of SMEs and source of business problems and suggest solutions accordingly
  • Apply the buyer-led approach to LED Project beneficiary SMEs: produce what you can sell, not sell what you can produce
  • Perform a thorough diagnosis of the SME; quickly grasp the challenges and recommend solutions as well as technical assistance allowing the beneficiary to grow their sales and create sustainable jobs
  • Perform any special project or task as assigned by senior management
  • Adhere to management expectations in terms of job performance targets sets and reporting

 

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree in engineering, economics and/or business
  • Experience: At least 7 to 10 years of hands-on private sector experience, preferably in a position managing or assisting SMEs
  • Languages: Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic. French is a plus
  • Competencies:
    • Structured, organized and timely work
    • Proficiency in writing and submitting official documents and technical reports in the English language
    • Able to perform in a quick pace and a changing environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trustworthy and professional relationships with business owners and community members
    • Maintain and develop a robust professional network
  • Attributes:
    • Logical and analytical skills
    • Problem-solving ability
    • Integrity and trustworthiness
    • Interpersonal / People skills
    • Professional commitment
  • Abilities:
    • Willingness/ability to travel throughout Beirut & Mount Lebanon, as needed, to deliver on the assignment
    • Previous experience or knowledge in the buyer-led approach

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINE

  • Send your resume to: jobs@berytech.orgmentioning ‘LED | Business Advisor‘ – and the targeted area: ‘Beirut & Mount Lebanon’
  • Include a short paragraph specifying why your background and experience are a good match for this position
  • Also provide in another short paragraph and using your own words, your understanding of the buyer-led approach and how you were able to apply it in your previous experience
About Berytech

Initiated in 2002 by the Saint-Joseph University, Berytech provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.