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Business Development Manager, Nigeria at Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet is a renewable energy company focused on developing and marketing solar power products for off-grid communities in Asia, Africa and South America. We are also pioneers in technology-driven financing, enabling our customers to access credit through cloud-based lending models and partnerships with financial services providers.

At heart, we are a profit-making social enterprise inspired by the desire to drive positive change through sustainable business. We are passionate about bringing affordable energy, technology and finance to the over 2 billion people on our planet who lack access to basic resources and opportunities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Manager, Nigeria

Location: Lagos

Reporting to: Africa Business Development Lead

The Role

  • We are looking for a well networked individual with a knack for identifying, building, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.
  • As the driving force behind generating new sales leads and contacts, the business development manager will become a key part of Greenlight Planet’s team responsible for growing our business across Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify trendsetter ideas- tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
  • Propose potential business deals and explore opportunities.
  • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
  • Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partner needs and goals.
  • Close new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Protect the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Enhance the organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Deliver annual revenue and new business objectives
  • Co-ordinate with head office for all technical, commercial, administrative and legal assistance.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has a university degree and at least 4-6 years of sales and business development experience in Nigeria.
  • Has a strong entrepreneurial streak, is innovative and has experience building market relevant sales and distribution models for new brands and/or product categories
  • Has a proven track record of developing new markets and acquiring new high value prospects
  • Is entrepreneurial and excited about the opportunity to creatively build effective, non-traditional sales channels in a nascent product category
  • Is fluent in English, both written and spoken.
  • Is passionate about his/her work and driven by Greenlight’s social mission of bringing innovative, renewable energy and life-enhancing products to African markets
  • Is comfortable working independently and remotely in a lean environment
  • Likes getting hands on to figure out how to grow a high-potential business
  • Is a natural people-person, one that thrives off of building strong relationships both within the organization and externally
  • Is willing to spend 40-50% of his/her time on the road interacting with partners, resellers and customers

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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