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Business Development Manager At Platinum Careers February 2020

Welcome to Platinum Careers, leaders in professional HR Services. Over the years we have supported many of the country’s top organizations to recruit, source and manage the highly-skilled talent they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

Global Reach, Local Touch

We are a Human resource consulting company with head office in Ikoyi, Lagos. Platinum Careers is a Uniquely African and proudly Nigerian Company offering support and services in the area of Human resource solutions with service offerings which include world class personnel outsourcing, recruitment, head hunting, training and development.

Business Development Manager ( Freight Forwarding & Shipping)

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience
    7 years
  • Location
  • Job Field
    Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development  



 Candidate must continue to develop strategies to create awareness for the Company services as well as win business to increase sales revenue


Candidate must have at least seven (7) years’ relevant experience, three (3) of which must be spent within the Shipping & Logistics Industry. A good knowledge of Freight forwarding is mandatory.


Candidate must be able to perform the following:

  • Identify partnerships and opportunities targeted at developing sales lead especially from  Oil and Gas Companies, EPC AND EPIC companies
  • Gather intelligence for the preparation of reports, presentations, and tenders that will win the company contracts in ongoing and upcoming projects.
  • Gather market and customer information and network with major players in the Oil and Gas Industry and the decision-makers and provide feedback on industry trends.
  • Develop strategies and budgetary requirement forecasts to grow sales and profit targets for existing and new clients.
  • Develop field sales action plans for improved sales performance, identifying marketing opportunities, market requirements, and build customer database based on the company’s client’s market niche.
  • Manage key accounts to meet/exceed targets relating to revenue growth activities, profit margin, sales, customer retention, and customer acquisition generates key account performance report weekly.
  • Regularly visit assigned existing accounts validating our service levels and develop new revenue streams
  • Responding to customer needs: exploring specific needs, anticipating new opportunities, developing client-specific interphases for continuity and managing the sales process from opportunity identification to winning business.
  • Maintain current and accurate knowledge of competitor products, services, rates or pricing strategies, clientele and market share. Using this highlight to promote Company market share by recommending competitive selling prices
  • Keep abreast of competitor’s activity, evaluating key competitor’s strength and weakness and recommending any necessary tactical action monthly
  • Develop and maintains a profitable relationship with all customers and with all stakeholders and promptly resolving ALL customer-service problems
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly time-phased reports on achievement and activities for management information and generate progress reports on sales and business volume targets from the sales data and trends.


Candidate must have graduated with not less than a 2:2 in Business Development/ Marketing or any other related discipline from a reputable higher institution and/or professional qualification.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Ideal candidate must have:

  • Good business sense
  • A deep understanding of marketing principles
  • Knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry, EPC and EPIC Companied
  • Must have achieved obvious results in sales and business development with evidence of continuous growth especially in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Good communication skills and must be able to speak with a diverse range of prospective clients- varying in size, industry and business model.

Other skills required include

  • A positive attitude
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to take initiatives
  • Business development skills
  • Marketing and Sales skills

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Platinum Careers career website on[1] to apply...


  1. ^ Platinum Careers career website on (

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