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9 Oct 2018

Full-Time Business Development Officer at Luxus Foods Limited

Luxus Foods Limited – Posted by Agolo Anywhere

Job Description

Luxus Foods Limited is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Business Development Officer

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Identify new business opportunities – including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, products and services
  • Seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation
  • Generate leads and call prospective B2B customers
  • Handle social media pages
  • 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
  • Have a good understanding of the businesses’ products or services and be able to advise others about them
  • Ensure staff are on board throughout the organisation, and understand the need for change and what is required of them
  • Discuss promotional strategy and activities with the MD
  • 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
  • Help to plan sales campaigns
  • Create a sales pipeline
  • Negotiate pricing with customers, and suppliers in some cases in line with company policies
  • Carry out sales forecasts and analysis and present your findings to the MD.

What To Expect

  • It can be stressful trying to create new business opportunities, in addition to the constant pressure of meeting or exceeding targets.
  • Business development is quite a creative role and can be very satisfying but this is accompanied by challenging aspects.
  • You may have the responsibility of managing a team and their output.
  • You’ll frequently travel within the day for face-to-face meetings with customers and other business partners. Depending on the type of business, overnight or out of state travel may also be required.
  • You’ll be expected to dress smartly, especially for meetings, though slightly more relaxed business casual attire may be acceptable at other times.

Requirements/Qualifications

  • A degree that is applicable to the role; business development, business management, accountancy, economics, law, and international relations
  • Work experience: 2 years

Skills:

  • You’ll need to have:
    • Tenacity and drive to seek new business and meet or exceed targets
    • An excellent telephone manner for making initial contact and for ongoing communication with customers and business associates
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – needed for communicating with a wide range of people, both internally and externally
    • Good IT skills, including the use of spreadsheets
    • A professional manner and presentable appearance for meeting customers/clients
    • Initiative and good decision-making skills
    • Project management skills
    • The ability to motivate yourself and set your own goals
    • Great organisational skills
    • Good networking skills
    • The ability to think strategically
    • The ability to analyse sales figures and write reports
    • Initiative and the confidence to start things from scratch
    • The ability to speak multiple local languages is an asset when dealing with diverse clients.

Working hours:

  • You’ll usually work a regular 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday week, though you may on occasion have to work longer to meet a project deadline or when attending an event or conference.

Salary/Benefits

  • Your starting salary as a graduate business development officer will be in the region of 50,000 – N70,000 monthly.
  • Salary is based on experience and portfolio.
  • It’s common for bonuses to be paid. Other benefits may include a pension and healthcare scheme membership.
  • Income figures are intended as a guide only.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their CV’s to snackattackng@gmail.com

 

Job Categories: Business Development. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER.

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