Hempawa Consult is a global strategy consulting firm with offices across Nigeria. We counsel our clients on their key strategic issues, leveraging our deep industry expertise and using analytical rigor to help them make informed decisions more quickly and solve their toughest and most critical business problems. We advise and support local and global companies that are leaders and aspiring leaders in their industries.
Business Development Officer
Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Responsible To: Branch Business Manager
External Relationships: Blue chip and SME clients to director level
- HEMPAWA CONSULT requires a Business Development officer for the generation and development of both inbound and outbound new business opportunities.
- The successful candidate will be a consummate and credible sales professional marketing our products and services to major brands and blue chip companies.
- The role is suited to people who are ‘sales hungry’ and who can exploit their exceptional sales skills with effective and successful results.
Main Duties of the Post
- You will develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new income for HEMPAWA CONSULT to an agreed annual target of N30Million invoiced revenue, to increase year on year
- Presenting HEMPAWA CONSULT to potential clients through direct communication in face to face meetings, telephone calls and emails
- You will be expected to spend 80% of your time out of the office in meetings.
- Responsible for your own lead generation and appointment setting
- Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all service opportunities to HEMPAWA CONSULT are captured and explored
- You will have individual responsibility for new business, and are expected to self-manage; however, you will be part of a growing team of people with the same job title. Support is available by Principal Consultant for complex strategies
- As a representative of HEMPAWA CONSULT at industry events and tradeshows, your professional manner and polished appearance will aid your intention of gaining new business leads and contacts
- Create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following HEMPAWA CONSULT procedure
- A thorough understanding of clients marketing objectives including their Return On Investment (ROI) objectives
- Responding to tenders and requests for information in a timely manner
- Keeping abreast of issues affecting consulting firms with same core business focus and collecting competitor intelligence
An Ideal Hempawa Consult Employee
- Parts of what makes HMEPAWA CONSULT as successful as it is are the highly motivated people who work here and their enthusiasm. We recruit individuals whose honesty, integrity, initiative and creative approach to problem solving shines through.
- An inspiration to your colleagues, you are a tenacious, driven and highly motivated business development professional with a proven record with experience of selling to “Blue Chip” companies at director level, with a strong empathy for people. Hungry for success and with a committed motivation to getting things done, you always place the client at the centre of everything you do.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required
- A Degree holder preferably in Social Sciences or any related field with a minimum of 4 years work experience
- Proven success in your sales ability and demonstrable full knowledge of the service process
- Confident negotiator and ability to ‘close the deal’
- Strong client management skills and ability to keep promises
- Capable of hands on problem-solving, with ability to generate ideas and solutions
- A positive and determined approach to researching and analyzing new business opportunities
- Ability to use own initiative and pay close attention to detail
- Ability to cope with competing demands and to prioritize tasks
- Strong communication skills in all forms including written, oral, email, telephone, and presentation
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- A positive attitude to dealing with people
- Capable of working independently, and having responsibility as an individual
- A sound understanding of our core businesses of Project Management, Procurement Management, and Human Capital Management, would be a distinct advantage.
Functional Competencies Required:
- Confidence to present a tailored presentation to potential client team by effectively using a range of presentation skills i.e. body language, voice tone etc.
- Ability to identify new business opportunities using relevant research tools / sector specific targeting
- A detailed knowledge of Project Management, Procurement Management, Event Management and Leadership & Management Training
- Ability to manage and maintain accurate and accessible tailored documentation i.e. Presentations / proposals to meet clients’ need
Estimated Time Location
- 80% new business pitches and meetings and generating new outbound business leads
- 20% Developing proposals and strategy
To be negotiated.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send in their CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org using the "Job Title" as subject of the mail.