Wennovation Hub is seeking a results-driven Business Manager to join our Team. This is a Senior Executive role and, in this role, You will be tasked with leading strategies to increase the operational and financial efficiency of the company through innovative program design and profitable partnerships. The primary objective for this role is to grow the revenue base of the organisation and ensure profitability through programmes & events, sponsorships, strategic partnerships and the co-work community.
Business Development functions by identifying new business opportunities for the company and converting it to sales in order to ensure a continued increase in revenue and sustainable growth
Innovate and create new ideas using information and communication technology.
Identify, evaluate, negotiate and manage strategic partnerships in Lagos, Nigeria and
around West Africa with Corporates and Government
Seek funding partnerships that support African entrepreneurs with an existing business or
just an idea
Design and implement incubation, entrepreneurship and capacity building programs for
startups who create solutions for problems in Africa
Lead strategic business initiatives, startup support and early-stage funding
Support the management by providing financial, operational and human resources functions
Win and deliver business results and build our reputation further; work with all departments
to secure the necessary resources to put in place actions that would achieve the overall vision
Design and implement sustainable business and marketing strategies and plans for the
Manage the strategic and tactical direction of our online and offline business development
efforts to drive growth targets through strategic partnerships, data-driven marketing,
demand campaigns, and service positioning
Prepare annual revenue projects and set new objectives to achieve business growth and
profitability in a timely manner
Lead research for products and service improvements; prepare business intelligence
reports, and present innovative solutions to develop new business lines
Over 4 years’ experience in Business Development within the Ecosystem
Cognate experience in building partnerships with public and private sector clients that
Knowledge in programs management is mandatory
Experience in innovation, co-work and a matrix environment
Excellent proposal and report writing skills
Good communication, negotiation skills, presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive and results-oriented.
Enthusiasm for the subject matter. A can-do solution-oriented attitude that thrives in a fast-
paced, collaborative environment. Self-starter able to see what needs to get done and
motivate individuals to get it done
Attention to detail in communications, scheduling, interviews, research, and documentation
MBA is desirable but not required
Project Management certification is an added advantage
Knowledge of business process and functions (finance, HR, procurement, operations etc.)
Strong analytical ability and outstanding organisational Problem-solving aptitude and leadership skills
Proficient ability to manage complex budgets
A competitive salary, based on experience.
Health, Dental and Optical Plans.
Opportunities for career growth and training.
Fully paid annual leave.
Opportunity to work with the brightest minds inside and outside of your field.
Offer ended on August 26, 2020