Position title
Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager's primary role is improving and growing a business, by establishing and developing relationships with customers, suppliers and other partners. Will be tasked with identifying new business opportunities in order to generate revenue, improve profitability and help the business grow. This role will involve careful strategic planning and positioning in the appropriate markets, enhancing the operation of the business, position and reputation.

  • Research and identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services - or new ways of reaching existing markets
  • Seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation.
  • Generate leads and cold call prospective customers.
  • Meet with customers/clients face to face or over the phone.
  • Foster and develop relationships with customers/clients.
  • Understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these.
  • Think strategically - seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business.
  • Work strategically - carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes.
  • Draw up client contracts - depending on the size of company, this task may be completed by support staff.
  • Have a good understanding of the businesses' products and services and be able to advise others about them.
  • Train members of your team, arranging external training where appropriate.
  • Discuss promotional strategy and activities with the marketing department.
  • Liaise with the project, finance, marketing and appropriate teams.
  • Seek ways of improving the way the business operates.
  • Attend seminars, conferences and events where appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of trends and changes in the business world
  • BSc/MSc in any relevant field with minimum of 3yrs proven experience.
  • Proven background in business development & sales.
  • Strong track record of B2C, B2B and B2G sales at corporate level or demonstrated achievement.
  • Tenacity and drive to seek new business and meet or exceed targets.
  • Excellent telephone manner for making initial contact and for ongoing communication with customers and business associates.
  • Interpersonal skills for building and developing relationships with clients.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - needed for communicating with a range of people, both internally and externally, as well as presentation skills.
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of office productivity and project management tools.
  • Excellent Team-working skills and a collaborative approach to work.
  • Decision-making skills and ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
  • Project management, organisational and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to motivate yourself and set your own goals.
  • Ability to analyse sales figures and write reports.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Initiative and the confidence to start things from scratch.
  • Strong research and strategic analyzing skills.
  • Skilled at agreeing and closing deals with clients.
  • Ability to take initiatives and work without or less supervision
Employment Type
Job Location
Lagos, Nigeria
Date posted
November 29, 2020
Valid through
December 18, 2020
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Position: Business Development Manager

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