Business Development Associate

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Job Summary

The Business Development Associate will contribute to the acquisition of new clients and ensuring long term retention of clients.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: No Experience/Less than 1 year

Job Description

Get99 is a Lagos-based E-commerce Start-up under the umbrella group, Xgo Technology Limited. Xgo Technology Limited is a Chinese technology company with operations in Lagos, Nigeria.

Get99 is an online marketplace dedicated to listing verified products and services such as jobs, automobile, apartments for sale and rent as well as general merchandise in a secure platform. It’s major products categories include General Merchandise, Automobile, Real Estate and Verified Jobs. 

The Business Development Associate will join a team of experienced target-driven individuals whose common goal is to meet the company’s sales goals. The successful applicant will contribute to the acquisition of new clients and management of strong relationships with the clients (sellers) to ensure long term retention. He/ She will be responsible, also, for identifying needs and requirements to promote the Company’s services to clients (sellers) towards achieving mutual satisfaction.

This position is a junior position with great growth potential in a steadily growing company within a friendly work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct regular market research to identify new business opportunities.

  • Develop in-depth knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends.

  • Present the advantages of the services offered to prospective clients and follow up with them in order to close the business deals.

  • Respond to client enquiries promptly, proffering solution or escalating to authorities as required.

  • Develop creative strategies to retain the clients including interviewing them to take their feedback and incorporate it into the growth plan.

  • Maintain strong customer relationships in order to generate high volume of prospective clients.

  • Manage appointments with clients effectively for new opportunities

  • Maintain a record of clients, referrals, prospects and presentations.

  • Determine cross-selling opportunities among different offices.

  • Assist in branding and media communication activities including participation at various business fairs, exhibitions, etc.

 

Qualifications

  • BSc or equivalent in Business, Marketing or relevant field

  • 1 - 3 years prior sales or marketing experience preferably in a target driven role especially within a fast paced work environment


Required

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be highly motivated and target driven

  • Must be proactive and able to function with minimal supervision

  • Must have excellent time management and skills

  • Proven ability to convince prospective clients to buy the company’s products

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