14 Mar 2016

Full-Time Business Development Manager

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy formulation and implementation expertise and business operation improvement skills.

Business Development Manager

Location Lagos

Job Summary

Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing clients and partners of the Company.
Drive sales from all Corporate Accounts (across all verticals) and Mobile Network Operators (MNO) in Nigeria and other regions of Africa where the Company operates.
Achieve set financial target from all accounts managed.
Role and Responsibilities
New Business Development:

Identify potential clients and the decision makers across all verticals within corporate sectors including FMCG, Financial Services, OEM, Media & Entertainment, Government, Aviation, Transportation, Telecommunications etc.
Build, maintain and leveraging available network of contacts to generate new leads.
Convert new leads to clients by identifying business needs, managing accounts, cold calling, prospecting, developing a thorough needs analysis and closing targeted opportunities in line with goals set.
Have a full understanding of the Company’s products and services and generate demand by presenting them to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails.
Achieve set financial targets from all accounts managed (MNOs and Corporate clients).
Review and monitor competitor products and services, identifying shortfalls, advantages in comparison to the Company’s offerings thus;
Recommend enhancements that will give the Company a clear competitive advantage.
Drive new business by promoting the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators to prospective clients in comparison to competitors.

Actively manage the sales process: leads, prospecting, qualifying, needs analysis, proposal, objections, closing & follow up.
Develop sales growth strategies; tactics and action plans required to achieve all the key objectives (financial, operational and customer satisfaction).
Prepare proposals relevant to the client’s needs, goals, roadmap and where applicable in response to request for proposals and quotes.
Partake in contractual and financial negotiations, where required.
Client Relationship / Account Management:

Establish and build relationships with clients on all levels; from officers to executives (CXOs/senior management/Board of Directors) to ensure the set financial targets are achieved and exceeded.
Identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts by up-selling and cross-selling.
Ensure all new/existing services are approved, launched and appropriately campaigned on MNOs network.
Ensure timely responses and coordinate resolution to all complaints, queries, requests, and suggestions from clients and partners as the Company’s main interface.
Business Development Planning:

Actively monitor market trends through clients and by attending industry functions (association events, seminars, conferences) thus recommending new products, services and marketing channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
Coordinate and, or represent the Company in promotional events and marketing activities.
Management and Reporting:

Provide timely and accurate periodic reports including; revenue reports, sales pipeline, activity reports etc. weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually to executive management.
Carryout business development training and mentoring to subordinates and other internal staff.
Ensure internal collaboration and communication with other functional teams to meet customer needs and operational efficiency within the Company.
Perform other assigned duties as delegated by management from time to time.
Qualifications and Education Requirements

Minimum of 5 years working experience in sales, marketing or account management within the VAS, Telecommunication or ICT industry
Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory/managerial level.
Completed NYSC
Certificate Management Programs (e.g. Business Development) [optional]
Post Graduate Degree, MA/MBA/M.Sc [optional]
Preferred Skills

Sales Planning and Management
Good written and verbal communication skills
Leadership Management
Relationship Management
Persuasion and Closing Skills
Public Speaking and presentation skills
Research and Writing
Use of CRM
Use of Microsoft Office suite
Interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Resource Management.
Personal Characteristics

A self-starter with high attention to detail
Great team work and collaborative spirit
Proven ability to make an impact internally and externally
Analytical minded
Ability to engage and drive others to deliver targets
Exhibit high energy levels and drive
Ability to easily adapt to changing work environment
Exhibit Professionalism at all times.
Assessment Areas:

Knowledge of people, functions & operations of the Enterprise and Telecommunications industry
Knowledge of VAS and industry
An active network of contacts in the Telecommunications and other Corporate sectors.
Experience in sales and account management
Ability to describe the sales process
Ability to travel extensively across Nigeria
Ability to meet revenue targets; with examples from a prior position
Experience preparing commercial proposals
Experience handling & dealing with mid to senior level employees of small and large organizations
Can work independently with minimal supervision

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