Business Development Manager


Pargo is a smart logistics company that is on a mission to create accessible delivery across Africa and be a key enabler for eCommerce growth on the continent in the eCommerce, financial services, telco, education or healthcare sectors.

We’re looking for an ambitious and determined Business Development Managers in the retail, eCommerce, financial services, telco, education or healthcare sectors – a real problem solver with a passion for sales and a creative mind set – to join our team and help us change the way people send and receive parcels. You will be part of the sales team that is responsible for growing the business to the leading last-mile logistics company in Africa. We offer a dynamic work environment, competitive remuneration and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa and the rest of the continent.


Your primary focus will be to identify, understand and on-board new business clients. You will identify and prioritise suitable potential clients, create a strong sales pipeline and manage the sign-up process. You are a hunter with great negotiation and closing skills and will also manage your accounts long term, build strong relationships and monitor their performance. By working together with the operational, support and marketing team you will ensure performance improvement of your partners.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Understand industry segment to identify and prioritise suitable prospects
  • Create a strong sales pipeline, with a long-term view
  • On-board new business partners
  • Manage the sign-up process
  • Achieve agreed upon sales targets and outcomes within schedule
  • Establish, develop and maintain strong relationships with our partners
  • Monitor partner performance and implement improvements

What we’re looking for

You enjoy working in a young, agile and dynamic team and have the ability to work independently and take initiative and ownership on projects. You need to be passionate about growing a world-class solution and offering the best possible customer experience. This means that you are user focused and understand the need of the people using our services. Because we are a fast-growing start-up you need to be able to work under pressure, cope with change and have a solution driven, entrepreneurial mind set.

  • Experienced (3+ years) sales and business development representative
  • Highly motivated and target driven with a proven track record in sales
  • Customer focused
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent communication, selling and closing skills
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback

Why you should join us

  • Because you’re excited about the digital economy and want to help build the leading logistics platform in Africa to enable eCommerce growth on the continent
  • Because you have an entrepreneurial mind set and are always trying to solve problems around you
  • Because you’re passionate about a fast-paced environment where you are expected to act, and your decisions make a real impact on the day-to-day operations
  • Because you want to benefit from real rewards, by actively contributing to the performance of a great team, with hard work and exceptional output

Why you should NOT join us

  • Because you’re looking for a position that allows for a 9-to-5 mentality in which you can delegate most of the work to your colleagues
  • Because you feel uncomfortable calling, following up and checking in with your clients
  • Because you only want to be working on the high-level strategic projects and don’t want to get your hands dirty
  • Because you’re looking for a static environment where nothing ever changes


What we’re offering

  • A competitive remuneration package with high upside in form of commission and bonuses
  • A dynamic office culture with room for creativity and self-expression
  • Insights into the operations of a high-growth, innovative start-up company
  • A cool office in the trendy Masons Press precinct, with a host of ad hoc perks, such as daily fresh fruit deliveries and yoga sessions
  • Team activities such as Friday drinks, sports activities (Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Town Marathon), cultural outings and the never-ending Pargo Table Tennis championship
  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit

Team & Culture

You’ll be joining a young dynamic team of high-performance people, working to become the leading last-mile logistics platform in Africa. We strive to create

Pargo is a convenient logistics solution changing the way people send and receive parcels. We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution. We understand that you have a busy and active lifestyle, and waiting around all day for a courier to arrive can be frustrating. Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesn’t seem to work either. We solve these problems by allowing people to send and receive parcels at dedicated drop-off and pickup points throughout the country. Our extensive network with over 2000 Pargo points makes us the most consumer centric and broadest reaching Pickup Point network in South Africa with thousands of people sending and receiving parcels every day. There will always be a Pargo Parcel Point around the corner from you, ensuring you can collect your parcel on the go. Pargo was started by a team of ambitious, smart and solution focused entrepreneurs who were frustrated with the way parcels were delivered. We are a young, fast-growing company with a team of creative, innovative, hard working people who understand how to dream big, get shit done and have don't forget to have fun and enjoy the awesome journey that we are on. We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team and build technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer competitive salary, flexible working hours, an exciting work environment and great team which you will be working on a daily basis. You'll have insights into the running's of a high growth, innovative start-up and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.