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  • Posted: May 3, 2014
    Deadline: Not specified
  • From homes and offices, to streets and industrial areas, Averda collect all kinds of waste general, bulky, liquid, hazardous etc. Backed with an efficient team, the right technology and a specialised fleet of vehicles, we ensure that the areas we service are spick and span.
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    Business Development Director

    Job description

    The basic function of this position is to drive rapid operational business development for averda across Nigeria and surrounding countries by leveraging on existing experience, capabilities and relationships in the market in order to achieve expansion success. It is critical that the candidate is already well-connected and highly active with key and influential contacts in the relevant industries and markets, including environmental services, waste management, facilities management, energy, and other utility areas. The candidate will have direct responsibility to maintain and expand the relationships with the strategic accounts located in Nigeria and surrounding countries and will represent the entire range of averda solutions and services while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers’ needs and expectations are met by the Company. 

    • Drive explosive business development by meeting aggressive revenue targets in Nigeria and surrounding countries.
    • Managing customer relationships with focus on public projects/municipality. 
    • Evaluate averda’s business goals, develop a comprehensive expansion strategy, and implement a tactical plan that reduces barriers to entry in the given market. Areas of focus should be on:
      • Identifying and contending with new competitive pressures in the markets in which averda currently is active
      • Introducing new services and products
      • Diversifying into additional market segments
    • Manage sales actions and customer relationships during the tender phase in coordination with the Tendering Team and deliver, through to contractual stage, new business across the waste management industry in line with budget expectations:
      • Gathers market and customer information
      • Arranges meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business opportunities
      • Gains a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements
      • Listens to customer requirements and makes accurate, rapid cost calculations to assess opportunity
      • With the support of the tendering department provides customers with proposals and presents appropriately to make a sale
    • Continuously identify and capture new sources of revenue within assigned accounts
    • Maintain strong relationships within client organizations at the decision-maker and end-user levels; present a consistent averda image to those clients; build high levels of client satisfaction; execute proper client agreements
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for assigned customer accounts and act as communication conduit for the entire averda organization into the assigned accounts
    • Participate as key member of the averda Business Development team
    • Build and maintain a network across the waste management industry
    • Regularly present information and feedback to the Senior Management team
    • prepare presentations, extensive reports and documents for internal/external use
    • Maintain various databases with information on markets, suppliers, customers, industries and policies

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Master’s Degree, or similar, along with a minimum of 8 years’ experience – preferably in the Environmental Services sector
    • Previous experience in a targeted sales and business development environment is a must
    • Fluency in English is a must
    • Candidate must be willing to travel the majority of the time
    • Relevant experience throughout Nigeria and surrounding countries with a strong network of contacts
    • Knowledge of major public departments e.g. Municipality, Economic Department, Labor and Immigration and private sector clients requiring environmental services
    • Good communication, customer service and writing skills
    • Excellent organization, communication and problem solving skills
    • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
    • Proficient in MS Office.

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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