Business Development Manager and Co-founder of Esoko Mexico

Mexico City

Esoko & Connovo

At Connovo, we strongly believe that instead of using valuable resources to reinvent the wheel, we should focus on scaling what works: profitable social businesses with proven impact. We are now searching for a talented, experienced and collaborative leader, passionate about social innovation and entrepreneurship and ready take the challenge of building an initiative with high-potential of creating social and economic impact: Esoko.

Esoko is the world's most complete and powerful information and communication platform. It uses web and mobile technologies to connect smallholder farmers with all the key players in the agriculture value chain. Thanks to Esoko, smallholder farmers have access to market information and knowledge allowing them to improve their productivity, reach optimal sell prices, increase their incomes and escape poverty. Esoko is a social business with over 10 years of operations in more than 10 countries across Africa reaching +300,000 beneficiaries working with high-profile clients such as governments and international development agencies (USAID, UNICEF, among others). Esoko is coming to Latin America with initial operations in Mexico, where more than 5 million farmers have no formal connections with markets neither access to new agricultural knowledge.

By promoting commercial linkages and introducing market transparency Esoko will transform the Latin American agriculture sector.

The opportunity:

This is a powerful opportunity for a leading entrepreneur with a deep interest in new technologies and the development of the Mexican agriculture sector. Esoko Mexico has secured seed capital, a team committed with the project and is already in advanced negotiations with large customers to start with a strategic pilot. 

As the Business Development Manager and Co-founder of Esoko Mexico you will have the opportunity to:

  • Start making agriculture a profitable business for smallholder farmers through leading the commercial development of a complex business with high potential of impact and economic growth.
  • Growth significantly and be responsibility for successfully get the business off the ground, as you will be arriving at an early-stage social business.
  • Close negotiations with potential customers and continue the business development with large national and international organizations.

The Business Development Manager and Co-founder of Esoko Mexico should exhibit the following characteristics and experience:

  • +5 Years of significant experience.
  • Enthusiastic and optimistic who deeply believes that social entrepreneurship can change the world.
  • Excellent organizational, strategic thinking and listening skills.
  • A great ambition to create the leading connection platform for smallholder farmers in Mexico.
  • Flexible person able to effectively communicate either with senior people from government or smallholder farmers in the same day.
  • Significant experience in handling extremely complex business.
  • Experience and comfort working under uncertainty.
  • Proven sales experience with institutional clients.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish.

The position is based in Mexico City, and will require domestic and international travel.  If you think you have what it takes to be part of the success of an incredibly challenging startup with the potential to provide a solution to the most critical problems in a sustainable way please apply here: Link Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For questions, please contact jobs@connovo.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Business Development Manager and Co-founder of Esoko Mexico

Location: Mexico City                                                                       Date Posted: May 15, 2015

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