Business Development, Director or VP
(Africa and Middle East)

About UbiquitiLink:

UbiquitiLink is a space communications venture that is developing a constellation of nanosatellites — a cellular mesh network in the sky — that connects directly to existing standard phones everywhere on Earth. In the next few years we will bridge the digital divide for the last 2.5 Billion people on this planet who do not have a phone. Founded by successful commercial space entrepreneurs, the company is looking for a proven business development manager who can manage and lead the venture’s business development and sales efforts in Africa and Middle East.

Job Summary:

As a business development executive at UbiquitiLink, you will be primarily responsible for developing our relationships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in your geographic area of responsibility. You will also be responsible for identifying new target markets and use cases, conducting market research, creating and closing sales opportunities, and developing relationships with new prospective clients.

Core Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for leading sales and marketing activities for the Africa and Middle East. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop relationships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in (Africa).

  • Negotiate network extension (satellite fronthaul) agreements with MNOs and MVNOs.

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Must be willing to travel frequently to Africa and Middle East to meet clients face-to-face.

  • Identify and evaluate new use cases, and users, of the company’s goods and services.

  • Work with the product and technical leadership in the development of the company products and services. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Significant (10 years minimum) work experience in sales and business development.

  • Significant (7 years minimum) experience selling either technical hardware, software or services, wholesale network services, network equipment, wholesale products, towers, fiber/backhaul, or roaming services to MNOs.

  • Proven ability to close contracts with MNOs.

  • Strong existing working relationships w/ MNOs in the Africa and Middle East.

  • Strong communications skills to represent the firm in public forums, including commercial sales events, trade shows, conferences, etc.

  • Fluent in English.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluency in French strongly desired.

  • Relevant experience closing contracts in companies that are "pre-revenue."

  • Experience with roaming and messaging products, business models, and services

  • Marketing and communications experience.

  • Relationships with executives responsible for messaging in major global tech firms.

  • Experience with (and relationships with) GSMA.

  • Satellite industry experience.

  • Telecom infrastructure project experience.

  • Fluency in major languages other than English and French (e.g. Spanish) are a bonus.

Job Location: London/Paris/Dubai/Johannesburg

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