Business Development Manager

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Full-time Allows remote

PayFast has been growing at a very impressive rate over the past few years. We’re constantly looking for capable and motivated individuals to help us grow South Africa’s best online payment gateway. 

About The Position

We’re looking for a dynamic, driven and experienced Business Development Manager to join our ranks. 

This is a senior management position and you will be a key player in the growth and expansion plans of the company by building strong and lasting client and partner relationships, building and managing a sales team, and developing new partnerships to further the growth of the company. Industry event representation and presentation will also be required. 

You’ll be required to work with various teams within the company including marketing, development, UX, support, sales, and account management so an interest or experience in any of those fields would be beneficial.

You will provide a link between these internal teams and external stakeholders and be directly involved in account relationships with existing and new key clients. There will also be a product and development focus to the role involving relationship and project management for specific product feature developments required to support our key clients and the growth of the company. 

This is a unique and diverse role with a requirement to have an understanding of the payment and ecommerce landscape in South Africa, 3-5 years experience in a similar role, as well as the initiative and strategic insight to drive key growth plans. 

About the Company

PayFast was started in 2007 and has grown into one of South Africa’s leading online payment gateways. We are trusted by thousands of online sellers to process payments for them in a variety of ways, including credit cards, Instant EFT, Mobicred, MaterPass and Bitcoin (and yes, you should know what all these methods are).

We're a lean team in a fast growing company and excellent growth opportunities exist for the right candidates.

About you

You’re a sharp, self-motivated and autonomous person. You have a passion for building strong and lasting relationships and can keep tabs on multiple moving parts in your job. You have appropriate work experience, knowledge of the industry and PayFast's position within this and ideally a diploma or a degree in a relevant area. 

We’re looking for someone who is professional and driven, an ability to think ahead with a focus on relationships, sales, commercials, strategy and negotiation. Also someone who has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to distil complex ideas into clear plans and agreements. 

Not all of these skills are required, but it will certainly help if you have some knowledge of or experience in ecommerce, payment systems, negotiation, strategy, sales, account management, public presentations, and project management.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company laptop
  • Ability to do some work remotely
  • Free continuing education (Lynda, Treehouse, Udemy, coding classes etc.)


As soon as humanly possible (but we are willing to wait for the perfect candidate).


Fill out the application form below. The questions are designed to find out about you and what you want from your career. So be honest, articulate and specific. We are a rapidly growing company and although we are looking for certain roles we are mostly looking for the right people with the right attitude who would best fit the team culture.

We are very fortunate to receive a lot of applications, so do yourself (and us) a favour and do some research on PayFast; what we do, what we could do and how you think you can contribute. Go ahead and stalk us on our website, blog, social channels and everywhere else. Check your grammar and spelling (including the company's name). Applications containing LOLspeak will be promptly incinerated.

We’ll also ask for your C.V. (in PDF format, DO NOT send Word's not 2006 anymore). Please ensure you have that tailored and ready before you start. Please keep your CV short and relevant, 1-3 pages at most.

Good luck!

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