Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for the position of Business Development Officer.

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements


  • Business Development Manager position is responsible for acquiring & managing clients, assessment of the creditworthiness of potential customers towards the goal of optimizing the mix of company sales and bad debt losses.
  • The successful candidate will be a highly effective sales leader and be fully capable of managing own deals by navigating the customer through all facets of the sales process. The candidate will be a manager responsible for providing guidance to the Business Development Officer and ensuring all due diligence is completed and portfolio growth is achieved.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • 1.Developing growth strategies and plans
  • 2.Managing and retaining relationships with existing clients
  • 3.Increasing client base
  • 4.Having an in-depth knowledge of business products and value proposition
  • 5.Writing business proposals
  • 6.Negotiating with stakeholders
  • 7.Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs
  • 8.Researching business opportunities and viable income streams
  • 9.Following industry trends locally and internationally
  • 10.Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • 11.Reporting on successes and areas needing improvements

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • 3 to 5 years+ of experience (preferably commercial) working with an Investment Bank, Commercial Bank, Commercial Bank, Management Consulting Firm or in a Business Development Role (with experience in the financial services sector a plus).
  • Working knowledge of the entire underwriting process from loan application to funds disbursement and collections.
  • Understanding of credit risk and country risk management process.
  • Understanding of credit risk mitigation and financing mechanisms.
  • Strong financial and credit analysis skills and undertakes detailed data analysis.
  • Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting.
  • Broad knowledge of applicable statutes, laws, and regulations that govern banking and lending in Nigeria.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Investments or related Business discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing day to day aspects of client relationships and projects including considerable experience meeting commercial milestones (i.e. achieving revenue or profit targets).
  • Ability to work in a goal-oriented environment where you will be evaluated on your KPIs.
  • Outstanding communication skills and a passion for creating an extraordinary customer experience regardless of the final credit decision.
  • High attention to detail and strong analytical skills including the ability to properly identify the key credit risks, and reach a prompt and well thought out credit decision.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite

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