Business Development Officer 440 views13 applications

COMPANY: Sahara Power Group

POSITION: Officer

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.

Knowledge/Skills:
 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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Sahara Group is a leading privately owned Power, Energy, Gas and Infrastructure Conglomerate established in 1996 with operating companies active in the downstream, midstream, upstream, infrastructure and power sectors. Sahara has presence in different locations including Africa, The Caribbean, Asia and Europe.

The Group’s strategy is to replicate its successes in Oil and Gas sector in the Energy & Infrastructure sector. To achieve this, Sahara has set out a roadmap for investing in people, processes, strategic acquisitions, principal investments and continuous expansion within, initially, the West African energy & infrastructure space, and then globally.

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