Business Development Specialist (VBU) at Vodacom | April 2024

April 10, 2024
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Job Description

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it’s our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role purpose: 
•Support the strategic and business development initiatives within Vodacom Business
•Support business analysis to identify opportunities and challenges.
•Manage administrative tasks for the Executive office and the rest of departments to ensure smooth operations.
•Coordinate VBU employee engagement.
•Coordinate team activities to foster collaboration and synergy across departments.
•Contribute to the achievement of organizational objectives through effective support and coordination.

Key responsibilities

•Support the analysis new business initiatives results, identify issues, and recommend solutions through insights: 
•Collaborate with Heads of Departments on key actions and agreed action points: This involves working closely with department heads to implement key actions and ensure that agreed-upon action points are being followed through effectively.
•Assist in preparation of regular engagement activities such as monthly and quarterly reviews or meetings by collaborating with relevant stakeholders to gather necessary information and insights.
•Coordinate operational matters, This involves engaging with senior management on both administrative and operational matters, and following up on action items 
•Tracking action items for each department head within the Vodacom Business team, regularly updating the status of these actions.
•Additionally, the role may require undertaking other duties as assigned by VBU leadership demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to fulfil the needs of the business.


Core competencies, knowledge, and experience 
•Excellent analytical and logical reasoning skills translated from customer insights both internal and external.
•Excellent communication skills
•Strong stakeholder management skills
•Ability to anticipate customer, competitor, and market dynamics. 
•Able to challenge the status quo.

Must have technical/professional qualifications: 
•Degree in Economics /Actuarial Science
•A minimum of at least 3 years’ experience of administrative and coordination experience within a commercial environment.
•Telecommunications experience would be advantageous. 

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

What’s in it for you

Together we can

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.