• Product Sales Advisor

    Job Locations BD-Dhaka
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/11/2018 7:09 PM)
    # of Openings
    Health Financing
  • Overview

    ThinkWell is an emerging health systems development organization that is currently in a major growth phase. While our core area of work is health financing, we take a health systems approach that includes human resources for health, health information systems, private sector engagement, and research and evaluation. As part of the USAID Bangladesh Advancing Universal Health Care (AUHC) project, we are looking for a Product Development Lead. The AUHC project will transition the management of 399 Surjer Hashi Network (SHN) clinics that are currently being managed by 25 NGOs to a newly formed social enterprise. To prepare for this transition, and through-out the life of the project, there are continuous requirements of product and service development, modification and sales activities that will generate a significant amount of business for SHN to be sustainable. This role will be heavily involved in prototyping, validation and improvement across AUHC product and service portfolio that will generate significant revenue. This position is a full-time position based in Bangladesh AUHC project offices in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Within the AUHC project, ThinkWell will lead the incubator unit which will provide strategic and technical support to the newly established Surjer Hashi (Smiling Sun) Network (SHN), a sustainable pro-poor social enterprise. You will work across the AUHC leadership and technical teams to assist with product and service development strategy, pilot and prototype activities so that USAID requirement on the product portfolio, sales and distribution and revenue generation are well performed. You will work closely with the senior management to design various health related products for B2B, B2C and B2G base for SHN. The network has been practicing an Access based database with 4.2 million service statistics every month. The incumbent will have the following responsibilities:


    ·      You are a start-up minded person. You are interested to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done. As a part of revenue and growth team you will work with cross functional teams and will be required to influence more than manage.

    ·      Translates health related product and service strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes.

    ·      Gains a deep understanding of users’ experience, identifies and fills product gaps and generates new ideas that grow market share, improve user engagement and drive growth.

    ·      Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes or pricing changes.

    ·      Works closely with partnership and analytics team for projections.

    ·      Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products. Scopes and prioritizes activities based on business and user impact.

    ·      Works closely with system and design teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources. Drives product and services launches including working with relevant teams, executives, and other product management team members.

    ·      Evaluates promotional plans to ensure that they are consistent with product line strategy and that the message is effectively conveyed.

    ·      Has strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Can work in joint task force for quick delivery and manage a simple communication flow across functions.

    ·      Has strong coordination and organizational skills.


    • The candidate will hold an advanced degree in business administration, marketing, finance, or another relevant field;
    • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience of managing sales or distribution business, preferably in industries with the health sector
    • Experience in working with financials, like P&L, balance sheet and other financial performance indicators/ratios of business
    • Experience working with donors, governments, or NGOs in international development finance or a related field, will be an added credential.
    • Experience of living and working in a low \-income or lower-middle income country is highly desirable;
    • Strong quantitative skills, proficiency in use of excel, statistical and data management applications will be preferred
    • Fluent command of English and Bengali;
    • Willingness to travel is essential.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Comfortable working with a diverse range of donors, including the Bangladeshi government, international governments, private sector investors, and large businesses. They will understand how to leverage partnerships to advocate for bold, meaningful ideas within complex policy and regulatory environments to meet activity objectives and service delivery needs of Bangladeshi people. Ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment;
    • Creative technical approach that pushes boundaries with an understanding of how to navigate relationships and advocate for bold ideas that challenge conventional wisdom within complex environments;
    • Strong skills in managing client expectations and delivering to meet client needs;
    • Ability to represent ThinkWell convincingly and credibly;
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with team members in a multi-cultural environment, and based in various locations;
    • Ability to prepare high-quality technical reports, policy briefing materials and presentations;
    • A combination of humility and confidence.


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