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Business Development Manager Africa - French Speaking

The Cigna Group

Marketing & Communications

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1 week ago

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Job Description/Requirements

What does Cigna do? 

What makes Cigna different from other employers? 

We go further than just paying insurance claims. Solid customer relationships are our main goal. We also strongly believe in business ethics and continually strive to be cleaner, greener, and respectful of all. We owe our success to the talent and dedication of our team. They’re the ones who make a difference in our customers’ lives. So we know that it’s important to go the extra mile for our employees. We make sure they have a good work-life balance, and we offer many initiatives for health and well-being. 


As a Business Development Manager, you own your region, develop your strategy, and execute this. For this role the region is defined as South Africa and other French speaking countries Africa. You can imagine, two days hardly ever look the same. A typical day might include the following:


  • Building relations within your markets to develop concrete business opportunities and create new sales leads

  • Set everything aside to close a deal.

  • prepare presentations & proposals

  • building a healthy pipeline and execute on it in order to close your deals

  • Broker events

  • Review and adapt your regional strategy to maximize results

  • Finish a quote before the deadline while following internal processes

What skills do you need?

  • Do you have 5 years of experience in sales and you have strong commercial, networking and negotiation skills?  Great start! That’s essential for the role.

  • Do you also have an international and/or healthcare background?

  • Are you fluent in both English and French language?

  • Finally if you are a driven by closing business and get excited by exceeding your sales, you might just be the perfect fit.

You will love this job if you…

  • Love sales and get motivated by working with targets

  • Are well-organised in following up on your sales leads

  • Nurture relations and enjoy developing them

  • Are triggered by the opportunity to map and adapt our sales strategy

  • Feel in your natural habitat at networking events and in presentation rooms

  • Have a strong sense of accountability and like to be empowered

  • Like to work independently, but also value the input of others

  • Can cope with the stress of deadlines and taking decisions in unexpected situations

  • Are agile and enjoy adapting to an ever changing environment

Cigna can offer you…

  • A challenging job in an international and diverse context

  • Trust to fill in this position in your personal way and to the best of your abilities

  • A dynamic team and sounding board, a director who will mentor and coach you

  • A challenging job in an international and growing enterprise

  • Market-related salary conditions

  • A dynamic, young and entrepreneurial company culture that values and stimulates initiative, thrive on success and truly understands the concept of the lifetime value of a client

About Cigna Healthcare

Cigna Healthcare, a division of The Cigna Group, is an advocate for better health through every stage of life. We guide our customers through the health care system, empowering them with the information and insight they need to make the best choices for improving their health and vitality. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

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