Our Client and the Role:
Our client is a leading fuel supply and distribution company operating in Europe, Middle East and Asia. They provide vital services in fuel management and supply to both the military and private companies operating in post conflict and remote areas.
They are seeking a Liaison Officer / Business Developer to be based in Afghanistan. The position is permanent on an open ended contract.
This is an interesting and challenging role acting as a Liaison Officer but with business development responsibilities.
Specifically you will facilitate and initiate business development initiatives on behalf of our client with focus on identified decisions makers.
You will conduct first hand site visits and become a known and trusted representative in ISAF related offices.
You will create, develop and maintain strong relationships with identified decision makers in ISAF Joint Command (IJC), Host Nation NSE and other relevant entities in Afghanistan.
You will identify NATO fuel requirements and become subject matter expert in the field of NATO/ISAF operation in relation to business development.
You will promote and support our clients capabilities.
You will co-ordinate business development activities with our clients Head Office.
Finally you will participate in relevant contractor briefings to ISAF.
Knowledge and Skills:
The successful candidate will have proven experience of working and dealing at Military HQ Level supported by strong commercial sales- and business developing background, with proven results.
You will have business development experience and/or key account management, with a proven understanding of sales mechanisms between The Military and civilian contractors.
You will have a relevant military background with a former military rank of Captain or higher is preferred.
You will have experience working in a fuel related environment.
You will be independent of nature and decisive based on sound evaluation.
You will have advanced computer skills, database management and spread-sheet development.
You will have a police clearance certificate, hold or able to obtain, NATO Secret Security Clearance.
You will have a strong commercial background with proven results and sales experience and/or key account management experience.
You will have proven ability to work in remote, arduous locations, or a clearly expressed commitment to do so for 12 months.
Past experience within Iraq, Pakistan or Afghanistan is highly beneficial as is working in any remote or isolated location.
You should possess excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of German and French would also be beneficial.
You must be able to adapt to rapid changes in a positive manner and work to tight deadlines.
Superb communication skills and instant credibility are essential as you will be inter-facing with a number of people from different backgrounds, nationalities and religions.
You will be resourceful with a flexible outlook, have the ability to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities and be able to fit in to an international dynamic and multi-cultural environment.
The work rota is the 10 weeks on 3 weeks off. The basic salary is 8,172 USD per month plus a daily meals allowance of 23.50 Euros. You will also have free single accommodation with shower, toilet, TV, air con and cleaning will be done for you.
You will also have free laundry service plus free travel, accident and medical insurances, free flights to and from your home base.
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