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  • Posted on: 11 June, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Jagal Nigeria Limited (JNL) is a leading design and build main contractor and a key player in the construction industry. We have significant experience in infrastructure and building projects and works across a broad spectrum of sectors, including, commercial, industrial, marine, residential and technology projects.

    JNL offers integrated building solutions including engineering, construction and facilities management capabilities. This includes pre-construction planning, project management, design and engineering services as well as general contracting. Our aim is to deliver in all aspects of our operations with world class professionalism and specific emphasis on health & safety, quality assurance, competitiveness and on-time delivery.

    Business Development Manager (JNL)


    Job description


    • Responsible for working to improve the company’s market position including, but not limited to;
    • Assisting with defining long-term organizational strategic goals, set sales targets, building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities, networking, cold calling, assisting with advertising, generating interest from potential clients, develop persuasive approaches and pitches to potential clients, assisting in negotiating and closing business deals, maintaining an extensive knowledge of current market conditions, assist with growth and retaining existing key accounts / relationships with clients, collect intelligence on company’s competitors.


    • Actively and visibly promote the company, The Jagal Group and other Jagal Group Companies.
    • Increase company turnover.
    • Manage Business Development effectively across the Company.
    • Maintain a Professional Relationship with Clients.
    • Maintain a high level of understanding of the company capabilities and capacity.
    • Promote Discipline, Professional conduct and respect across the Company.
    • Maintain high standards in documentation submitted to Clients.
    • Maintain a professional relationship with company departments and functions.
    • Set a professional example to all Company staff.
    • Identify and seek support from the Managing Director where this is required to achieve Business Development success. 

    Market Research

    •   Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client   organization.
    •   Research and build relationships with new clients.
    •   Work with Jagal Group in researching new clients.
    •   Build a database of target opportunities (clients and projects).
    •   Identify any new ventures or services that could compliment the   company’s service offer.
    •   Research competitors and their approach to clients.
    •   Obtain competitor intelligence to compare their business development approach to clients.
    •   Where possible obtain comparative information on competitor pricing   levels in comparison with the company.
    •   Attend industry functions, such as association events and   conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative   trends.
    •   Research media that can be used in any marketing campaigns.

    Business Development Planning 

    • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop  the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
    • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
    • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and opportunity channels.
    • Submit monthly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
    • Forecast sales targets
    • Research and develop a thorough understanding of the company’s people and capabilities.
    • Develop marketing literature that helps to explain the company’s values, experience, capability and capacity.
    • Tailor marketing literature to suite particular client organizations.

    New Business   Development 

    •  Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased  business.
    •  Cold call as appropriate within your market or geographic area to  ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities.
    •  Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
    •  Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice  leaders/Principals.
    •  Plan approaches and pitches to Clients.
    •  Work with senior manages of the company to develop proposals that   speak to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
    •  Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working   through differences to a positive conclusion.
    •  Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.
    •  Present an image that mirrors that of the client.
    •  Work with marketing staff to ensure that prerequisites (like prequalification or getting on a vendor list) are fulfilled within a  timely manner.

    Client Retention

    •   Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
    •   Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet   customer needs.
    •   Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.

    Professional   Conduct / Communication

    •   Lead and direct effective communications and mechanisms for resolving   any conflicts with clients.
    •   Ensure that professional conduct, communication, discipline and   cultural respect is installed in all company personnel interfacing with   clients. Actively promote this requirement at all times.

    Desired Skills and Experience


    •   Promote the Company at all times.
    •   Promote a professional work ethic amongst all staff.
    •   Comply with all JNL policies, processes and procedures.
    •   Identify deficiencies in any company process and procedures and   implement remedies.
    •   Ensure that issues of non-compliance are dealt with effectively.
    •   Conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times.
    •   Maintain accurate and professional records.

    Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

    •   Increase in number of new clients.
    •   Increase in quality and quantity of market intelligence.
    •   Increase in ratio of successful tenders.
    •   Positive feedback from clients.
    •   Repeat business from clients.
    •   Professional management approach and example set to other staff.
    •   Positive Feedback from interaction of Operations with other Company   departments.
    •   Accurate and effective reporting to the Managing Director.

    The following is required of the ideal candidate:

    • A Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable professional growth in the industry (training courses etc.)
    • A minimum of 15years’ experience in business development.
    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience at Senior Management level in business development / marketing.
    • Demonstrable experience and familiarity with business development principles and practices.
    • Some technical knowledge of various aspects of construction projects.
    • Some knowledge of forms of contract.
    • Proven experience in market research.
    • Proven experience in sales and marketing.
    • Proven Experience in developing existing and new customer base.
    • Excellent methodical, tactical, and sales skills
    • High-quality networking skills
    • Highly motivated & proactive Individual.
    • Persuasive
    • Good public speaking
    • Ability to identify client needs and challenges
    • Industrious, organised and with a flexible approach.
    • Confident and professional presentation, communication & reporting skills.
    • Ability to plan and work to objectives.
    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and Office.
    • Strong commitment to high standards and quality service.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute in a high-pressure environment.
    • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour – sets a good example.
    • Good communication skills – oral, written, IT and presentation.
    • Strong work ethic, endurance and ability to work long hours under challenging conditions.
    • Should have some working knowledge of Microsoft Power point, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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