Giraffe is hiring! We’re looking for a talented business development manager to join our team



Giraffe is an award-winning, revolutionary mobile recruitment app that aims to help reduce unemployment in South Africa by connecting jobseekers with opportunities and enabling businesses to hire staff faster and cheaper than any other way. Since launching their fully-automated recruitment agency service in March 2015, Giraffe has attracted over a quarter of a million jobseekers and hundreds of business customers, and secured investment from eBay founder and Silicon Valley billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s VC fund. Giraffe also won the Seedstars World award for Best Global Startup 2015. Having achieved significant traction, Giraffe is now looking for a highly talented business development manager to join its founding team and help expand the business.


Role and Responsibilities


The business development manager will play a key role in driving Giraffe’s growth by acquiring new business customers- specifically medium-sized customers. Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively identifying target customers by using own network and research
  • Building a robust pipeline of qualified opportunities
  • Devising sales strategies to target different customer segments
  • Cold-calling customers, explaining Giraffe’s proposition and closing deals
  • Managing a growing team of business development specialists
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the business as a whole




Educational requirements

  • Minimum matric, ideally diploma or higher

Essential requirements for the role

  • At least 2 year’s experience in a B2B sales role
  • Proven track record in ability to identify, approach and close deals with medium-sized businesses
  • Ability to use both existing network and research to identify opportunities
  • Highly driven and hungry to hunt and close new business
  • Ability to work proactively and autonomously to manage the pipeline and reach/exceed targets
  • Excellent telephone and customer facing skills
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Presentable and confident
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Experience in the recruitment sector is advantageous

Additional critical requirements

  • Ability to tolerate ambiguity
  • Interest in making a strong social impact
  • Passionate about technology startups




  • Sandton, Johannesburg, with frequent travel around the Johannesburg area




  • Competitive salary + share options

To apply, email your CV and a brief covering letter to



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