Business Development Manager/Startup Mentor

Job Title: Business Development Manager/Startup Mentor
Location: Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Job Type:Unspecified
Description: ·         Act initially as a program manager liaising between startups, the partners, and internal teams·         Collaborate with management and partners to continuously develop the Venture Builder in terms of overall strategy, program management, brand, desired ecosystem, operations and scalability.·         Understand, leverage and collaborate with Aljoaib Holdings’ resources to deliver value to startups and achieve synergies between the VB’s overall goals along with the goals of the VB’s companies·         Stakeholder management (as needed) across internal operations team, current & new partners, and other key players in KSA and region·         Ensure that the VB’s companies have adequate and suitable resources to deliver their objectives and that all areas are aligned to the respective strategiesAct as an advocate and ambassador for the VB and VB’s companies at events and meetings.
  • 5 – 10 years professional experience in entrepreneurship, startup mentorship, program management, strategy or business development role (Worked in accelerator, incubator, investment funds focused on SME’s, entrepreneurship experience.)
  • Bachelors’ degree in business, finance or related field; MBA a plus
  • Fluent in English, and Arabic; Preferably Saudi Citizen
  • Experience planning and executing strategies, setting goals, measuring performance and being accountable for results to executive management
  • Familiar with challenges and solutions of tech and tech enabled companies/startups
  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and entrepreneurial experience
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with startup founders, VC investors, including high level executives
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in an ambiguous work environment
Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and CRM software 
Education:Bachelor's degree / higher diploma
Experience:Min: 10

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