Job Summary

The Business Development Manager will position the business as a credible leader in the Nigerian start-up ecosystem.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Responsibilities and Duties

  • creates and execute strategies to achieve both foreign and local direct investment from multilateral institutions, parastatals and corporate organizations.
  • Plays pivotal role in increasing revenue by managing and negotiating with potential donors, generating leads, qualifying prospects and managing for successful outcome.
  • Identifies potential donors and partners and complete appropriate research on the prospective donor’s business and their strategic intent.
  • Develops relationship with partners, donors and other prospective clients while maintaining existing client relationships.
  • Market to potential donors and partners via telephone as well as conduct in-person meetings with key decision makers for the purpose of marketing the services to prospective clients and building on existing relationships.
  • Identifies new opportunities and markets for the organisation’s need through in-depth understanding of what is needed to project the organisation’s brand.
  • Works with other team members to agree positioning strategies for the organisation.
  • Responsible for work planning against objectives set in agreement with the Managing Director.
  • Works strategically by carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes necessary for optimum performance.
  • Agrees and establish systems for the effective financial management of the organization.
  • Provides monthly financial outlay, forecasts, performance report and other KPIs for the organization.
  • Complies with all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Partners with sale teams to create contract-winning proposals for current and prospective clients.
  • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve objectives and the organization’s goals.

General Skill-Set
  • Strong networking capacity will include all levels of Foundations, Trusts, Government and Corporate donors.
  • Some expertise within the Public relations and Communications environment
  • Sound managerial capacity and ability to handle all aspects of staff management
  • Having a proactive, self-motivated and motivating style to ensure that this team continually meets targets.
  • An excellent command of English and be able to produce top quality proposals and grant applications.
  • Being able to contribute to the growth and strategic development of this organisation into the future.
  • Excellent administrative, budgetary, and planning capacity within this Department.

Desired Skills and Experience

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Must be a winner with a great attitude.
  • Ready for local and regional travel, with heavy phone usage daily.
  • Professional appearance and presentation required.
  • Good communication skills and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must able to work well in a group and independently.
  • Both methodical and creative.

Helpful Qualifications / Non-requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of the market including key industries, key contacts and the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including facilitation of group presentations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Work IQ Attitude

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. 

Teamwork:  Play a key team player role and set examples to team and others contributing to the success of achieving a shared goal.

 Commitment:  Manifesting a steadfast courageous and loyal commitment to the organisational and the team. 

 Attendance/Punctuality:  Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings on time. 

 Planning/Organizing:  Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; 

 Judgment:  Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision making process, makes timely decisions and explains reasoning for decisions. 

 Productivity:  Completes work in a timely manner; strives to increase quantity; works quickly and effectively with minimal supervisory oversight. 



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