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Business Development Manager


Remote / Hybrid Work – based in Ivory Coast, West Africa

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OPTRON (Pty) Ltd is a subsidiary of the OPTRON Group and part of a worldwide distribution network.  OPTRON (Pty) Ltd serves the geo-informatics industry, across mining, construction, and other industries. Geospatial is the core & original business of the group, providing hardware and software solutions used by surveyors in mining, construction, private practice, and government.  Applications include conventional land surveyors, surveying in mining operations, road building, general construction, and various mapping functions in government.  Continuous technological advances result in a regular replacement cycle of the products by customers.  The product range is growing into software solutions which compile and present the data collected by the hardware products.

Our software, hardware and services solutions are transforming The Way Africa Works. Established in 1986, the OPTRON Group of companies has provided technology solutions to the sub-Saharan Africa markets for over 35 years. We sell, support, and create cutting-edge technology, and are proud to be the Trimble Distribution Partners for Geospatial, Construction and Precision Farming in Sub Saharan Africa.


The Business Development Manager will be responsible for driving business development by offering existing products, technologies and solutions within a specific portfolio, to new and existing customers and maximise business growth and profitability for allocated region/s through the optimal promotion of products/solutions built on credible customer relations and partnerships. This involves actively identifying new sales and market opportunities as well as identifying and managing sales channels and partnerships.


  • Degree or diploma in Surveying or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience and credibility in the Mining Industry.
  • Must be fluent in French, both written and spoken, to effectively communicate with local clients.
  • Must be proficient in English to engage with international partners and stakeholders.
  • Advanced knowledge of related products & services.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal & non-verbal).
  • Understanding of industry/ applications/ solutions/ customer requirements.
  • Able to work independently.


  • The successful candidate must have their own transport and be willing to travel extensively.
  • OPTRON will make appointments in line with their Employment Equity goals and targets.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within 2 weeks can assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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