Business Support Officer – Berytech

Posted on April 12, 2018
Overview

The Business Support Department at Berytech is looking to expand its team by hiring a Business Support Officer.

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

As a Business Support Officer, you will be involved in the organization and implementation of business incubation programs, competitions and special projects all aimed at supporting entrepreneurs. This position also provides support to other departments of Berytech; general management, communication & outreach and community management.

This position requires a team player with excellent communication skills, a professional and positive attitude, customer service orientation, organizational skills and resourcefulness. The applicant is expected to be a self-learner with high initiative taking and passionate about entrepreneurship and supporting startups.

This position requires to be present some evenings and on weekends for special projects when required.

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Key responsibilities: The Business Support Officer will be responsible for supporting the business incubation programs, competitions and special projects of the department. This would be inclusive of the following:

Overall planning the activities alongside the Business Support Manager, aligning resources, skills and operations of the department

Incubation Programs: Support the business incubation, work with incubated teams and entrepreneurs, anticipate and respond to their needs

Program management: Assist in developing the programs, plan and execute them as per the guidelines and ensure implementation comply with Berytech core principles, standards, and procedures

Competitions: Organize all aspects of business plan competitions from set-up to incubation including but not limited to: communication and branding, outreach, criteria, implementation, training workshops, pitching and incubation support. Co-ordinate activities and ensure deadlines and responsibilities remain aligned.

Monitoring & evaluation: Maintain up-to-date and accurate data collection and use the management information systems in place

Build and maintain relationships with partners, ecosystem partners, the community and suppliers

Events and workshops: Plan various workshops/events/trainings for the community, and execute the same with the help of team members and external consultants

Participate in all required reports by providing input on support provided an impact made and produce reporting on the progress and status of projects ensuring that issues are escalated and managed as required

Present a positive, professional image of the company with all customers and suppliers, internal and external

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Holder of a degree in Business, Economics, Management, etc. Should be able to develop a strong business acumen with experience and should have a good understanding of what makes successful businesses
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship, new business ideas and trends
  • Coordination experience or management of projects
  • Assertive personality, willing to engage with others and speak in public
  • Willing to develop their training and coaching skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, keen to work in a team environment and customer oriented, with genuine interest in supporting the success of others
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English – French is a plus

 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Self-starter, resourceful, initiative taker, proactive, able to take simple decisions
  • Excellent in organizational skills
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced professional environment with multiple tasks and deadlines

 

If you feel that you fit the profile, please send you CV to jobs@berytech.org including only in the subject email ‘Business Support Officer Position’. Also include a short paragraph (100 -200 words) stating how your skills are a perfect fit to the position and describing your passion in helping startups to grow. Only resumes sent with the paragraph will be considered.

About Berytech

Berytech provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.