Business Development Officers

Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)

Zambia Bureau of Standards

ZABS is a statutory body currently operating under the Standards Act No. 4 of 2017. ZABS exists to support industry in the production of goods and services of acceptable quality for national, regional and international markets. It is the custodian of national standards and acts as link between the local industry and regional and international standardization and quality assurance (SQA) organizations

Main Functions

The Bureau’s mandate is to provide services in the areas of Standards Development, Management System/ Standards Training Product Testing and Product/Management System Certification. It is also the National Enquiry Point for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Issues


The Bureau wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced Zambian Nationals to fill the following vacant position
Business Development Officer (ZABS 5×1)

Job Purpose

To identify new growth and diversification opportunities, develop existing business activities, identify and manage prospects through the full sales process up to closing the deal, and develop and maintain customer relationships in order to achieve revenue targets and support the business strategy of the certification business

Key Responsibilities
  • Identify new growth and diversification opportunities, including possible partnerships and alliances.
  • Develop sales plans to achieve revenue targets and coordinate and curry out all sales activities ie held sales and telemarketing
  • Participate in market research to identify customer needs, certification market trends, and competitor activities
  • Grow clientele base in order to meet the organization objectives
  • Support marketing in the development and implementation of marketing plans and campaigns
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers
Qualifications, Experience & Personal Attributes
  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Agricultural Science, Food Science or related discipline
  • Diploma in marketing or business administration will be an added advantage
  • 5 years’ work experience in a Food/Chemical Engineering field or agricultural sector, with at least 3 years in selling industrial agricultural products and for services
  • Must possess a motor vehicle driving license
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, including presentation skills
  • Proven sales/marketing skills and certification/technical sales knowledge
  • Proven customer relationship skills
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
  • Other Skills Computer literate in Excel and Word Processing

The positions are in Permanent and Pensionable conditions of service category Suitably qualified individuals are therefore encouraged to apply for the jobs please send your application letter together with copies of educational and professional certificates and a detailed CV as a single PDF document to and The title of the PDF document should include the Candidate’s Name and Position applied for. All applications must be submitted electronically, any application delivered physically will not be considered. Closing date for applications is 30th June 2021.

The Human Resources and Administration Manager
Zambia Bureau of Standards
P.O. Box 50259

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