Business Development Consultant at Arc Skills

  • 9 months ago

Job Description

Contract Type: Consultancy engagement – Initial 4-5 months contract (with possibility of renewal)

Job Description

  • Develop a sales boosting strategy to aggressively drive and close sales in the corporate and other sectors of the economy related or in need of vocation skills.
  • Build and promote strong customer relationship by forging strategic partnerships with prospective clients.
  • Negotiate the terms and conditions of proposals with relevant stakeholders and achieve timely closure.
  • Acquire new orders by identifying potential customers and networking with potential stakeholders from the corporate sectors of the economy.
  • Liaise with funders (NGOs) to secure support for vocational programmes to be run, as well as liaising for support from public and private sectors
  • Arrange and present our programmes (Corporate programmes and vocational skills) to Organisations, companies, colleges and university audiences as required
  • Coordinate the process of gathering and analysing market intelligence, customer research information, current market conditions and competitor information for proper response and action.
  • Drive high customer satisfaction and references by ensuring customer is receiving value for their investments
  • Develop good customer relationships to identify and drive Arc Skills product expansion/up sell opportunities as well as service renewals.
  • Create strategies for existing accounts to generate business as well as gaining new leads through effective management of sales process of the company
  • Support management with planning, SWOT analyses and the identification of opportunities for new activities and/or the expansion of our current initiatives.

Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Relevant qualification in Sales / Marketing, Business Administration, Education or relevant field
  • Strong commercial and sales background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be a listener, a presenter, and a people-person
  • Superior computer skills, and experience working with CRM type software and the Microsoft Office Suite


  • Self-driven, identify own targets, get past gate keep with cold call, sell the concept at the appointments
  • Strong negotiation skills, with ability follow-through on client contracts, tenacity
  • Ability to multitask operations and manage more than one client account
  • Good Presentation Skills at top level and to large groups (Parents info evenings etc.) and good attention to detail
  • Strong market research and sales skills
  • Ability to develop and implement business growth strategies
  • Dedication to accomplishing goals and overcoming challenges
  • Strong English speaker and writer
  • Presentable and professional


  • Minimum of seven years previous work experience in Sales & Relationship Management or relevant experience, combined with aggressive selling
  • Should have experience in formulating grant funding applications and proposals
  • Have a proven track record in securing grant funding for projects in the Education space
  • Should have experience working with CSI/ CSR initiatives in the Nigeria Corporate Training/vocational skills development space
  • Proven results of delivering client solutions and meeting sales goals
  • Must have exceptional sales skills and a consistent track record in sales conversion success and performance.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using “Business Development Consultant, Nigeria” as the subject of the email.

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