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Katende R.

Business Development Manager

MBA

Uganda

Summary

• Five years of Market Facilitation, the art and/or science of working with market system stakeholders to adopt solution seeking behaviour that strengthens the commercial and non-commercial relationships that serve the interests of the poor more effectively. I am part of a team that is using this approach to facilitate improvements in the agri -inputs supply chain in Uganda to achieve better distribution/access to quality seed, agro-chemicals and fertilizers, and to use innovative but sustainable techniques to reduce the prevalence of counterfeits. • Over fifteen years of using customer service business strategies to grow and develop businesses through application of innovative solutions that emphasise use of business development services, superior relationship management, bigger wallet share, product alignment, portfolio management, customer segmentation/differentiation, brand activation and others. Over the years, I have employed these techniques to turn around the performance of businesses by returning a better bottom line. • More than fifteen years of business practice and management experience gained across various industries: Print Media, Education, Health, Agriculture and Banking. I have a good understanding of strategic planning and decision making and how this relates to development of work plans, sequencing of activities and developing/managing the resultant budget implications. • Seven years of managing teams in various sectors. I have hands on experience in making teams understand the value of teamwork, breaking down big tasks into small and incremental building blocks for success and improving productivity of low performing individuals. I am also have good talent in coaching and mentoring.

Experience

  • development
  • private sector development
  • agricultural technology
  • innovation
  • trade customs
  • uganda
  • united states
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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