Business Development Officer

COMPANY: Sahara Power Group


LINE MANAGER: Business Development Manager

Purpose Statement:
To provide exemplary business support whilst adding value to the Sahara Power’s project and general business operations. This also involves building strong relationships with related stakeholders in the course of duty -both internal and external.

Key Deliverables

 Research markets and follow industry trends locally and internationally
 Brainstorm with business development team to create new project strategies
 Collect and manage data for business development team
 Managing records and other important data
 Assist in monitoring monitor timelines and budgets
 Contribute to establish and implement business tools and processes
 Collaborate across the other functions in SPG to ensure activities are tracked to provide day-to-day management and oversight of SPG/OPCO projects; including workflows and timeline development
 Organize meetings – external, internal, intercompany and other stakeholder meetings
 Attend seminars and industry events
 Follow up new business opportunities
 Assist in building trust and long-term relationships with relevant business stakeholders
 Assist with report writing including business analysis, planning and preparing presentations, management feedback and internal knowledge & information sharing.

 Commercially & contractually astute
 Conscientious in approach to work

 Project management skills

 High-level communication skills (oral and written)

 Stakeholder management skills
 Good use of Microsoft Office
 Good numeracy skills
 Good reporting skills

Minimum Qualification / Experience:
 A proven degree in any relevant institution and a drive to succeed.
 Adequate financial knowledge is crucial
 Minimum of 1-3 years of cognate working experience (Post-NYSC) in a similar role/ relevant field
 Ability to develop and implement appropriate strategies and processes to aid attainment of set objectives.
 Proven record of delivering outstanding results.

Personality Traits:

 Proven ability to negotiate

 Experience with design and implementation of business development strategy

 Conflict resolution

 The ability to self-motivate and motivate a team

 Experience working to and exceeding targets

Working Relationships
 Project team
 Finance team
 Business Development team
 State Governments
 Federal Ministries and parastatals
 Power and Gas companies
 Other external stakeholders

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