Head – Strategy & Business Development

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Zaffico Plc

Vacancy title:

Head – Strategy & Business Development

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Business Operations ]

Jobs at:

Zaffico Plc

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, April 26 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Ndola, South – Central Africa




To plan and develop business strategies that will ensure growth of the Corporation in existing and emerging (new markets) to achieve the Corporation’s objectives as espoused in the Strategic Plan and to develop and manage projects in line with Strategic focus of the Corporation.


  • Develop business plans for the Corporation to take advantage of its position and dominance in the sector to maximize its revenue base through introduction of innovative products.
  • Build financial, business, and commercial models to address key business issues, evaluation of global and local new business models, emerging technologies, and innovations.
  • Develop business linkages with firms and other partners to develop business relations such as joint ventures in order to exploit business opportunities and other viable areas of investments.
  • Plan for the set-up of the Corporation subsidiaries and advise Management on investments, acquisitions and mergers of business entities by the Corporation.
  • Conduct annual reviews of the Corporation’s strategy in line with Strategic focus of the Corporation.
  • Undertake research in market trends and wood science as part of the strategic development of the Corporation.
  • Drive new corporate and business opportunities across the organization, closely collaborating with key stakeholders to identify and satisfy critical interest group expectations of the Corporation.
  • Carry out investment appraisals of projects the Corporation intends to embark on and advise
  • Management on the viability of such projects. Identify, scope and manage strategic projects for the Corporation maintaining responsibility for deliverables, scope, cost and time, shifting priorities as needed.
  • Monitoring project progress, ensuring that it is progressing on time, within budget and meets the set standards.
  • Conduct monthly reviews to ensure accountability of all project activities being undertaken by the Corporation as well as the accurate and timely reporting of financial deliverables and obligations.
  • Advise Management on emerging opportunities and threats in both the internal and external environments of the Corporation. i.e. lead the Corporation in the Diversification Strategy.


  • Full Grade twelve (12) Certificate or equivalent.
  • BA Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, Engineering or any other relevant degree from a reputable institution.
  • Master’s Degree in any relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification experience.
  • Reputable experience corporate strategy delivery.
  • Demonstrated strong ethical, moral principles, and essential skills for negotiations.

People leadership and group dynamic management skills.

  • Process, procedure and policy drafting and implementation (team and process leadership).
  • Crisis, reputation, risk, and project management skills.
  • Management of key stakeholder relationships and expectations.
  • Ability to compile, analyse and interpret data as well as write comprehensive reports and other documents.
  • Communications Skill – Ability to promote ideas and proposals across the Corporation.
  • Financial Acumen – Models, budgeting, projections and reporting on the Corporations strategic agenda.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree


Interested candidates should send their CVs

To apply for this job email your details to jobszentuthuko@yahoo.com

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