Business and Sales Development Executive

Deadline for Applications
Where to Apply
Cindy Laird, Operations Manager +233 543 15 19 24

Looking for challenges in a high-growth, high-impact market? Ready to start an exiting journey in a new place? We offer the right candidate the possibility to lead his or her own work and become part of our international management team.

The company
Ignitia is an entrepreneur led business that offers critical decision support in West Africa. Based on several years of development and market traction, our science-based innovation is designed for the agriculture sector. We have developed a weather forecasting model for the tropics that is twice as accurate as existing models, allowing us to provide daily, monthly, and seasonal forecasts for farmers in the developing world. Using our forecasts, small-scale farmers have the ability to double yields and incomes, reducing food insecurity and poverty for some of the poorest in the world.

To date we have reached over 80,000 farmers and are on track to reach 1 million in the next 3 years! Due to our pioneering position and proven track record we now offer the right person the opportunity to grow with the company internationally.

The position
Your responsibility will be to start our business in a new market, together with our partners.

The ideal candidate:

•       has a strong business background and proven track record of sales to multinationals
is a great relationship builder
•       is driven and confident in leading his or her own work
•       has a team player attitude in line with the company
has the capacity to achieve and over deliver on set targets
•       has face-to-face selling skills in the B2B segment
•       has a positive, confident and determined approach
is resilient and has an ability to focus on the business
is fluent in spoken and written English and has experience of working abroad

The main task will be to quickly build a portfolio of clients and later set a business strategy for moving forward. You will be presented to a number of identified potential customers, be expected to build personal relationships and sell to high level decision makers. We would like to see that you are creative when it comes to finding your own way of closing deals. An important part of your role is to work closely with our management team in order to improve and optimise the business strategy.

Based in Accra, Ghana.

Remuneration & terms of employment
Competitive salary, commensurate with skills and experience


Please email your CV and a personal letter to with the subject “Business Executive” by January 31, 2016. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants with no proven sales records will not be considered.

Contact for questions:

Cindy Laird, Operations Manager

+233 543 15 19 24