Business Development Manager, West & Central Africa

Full Time


Position: Business Development Manager, West & Central Africa
Company: SunKing
Department: Partnerships Sales
Location: Lagos
Type: Full Time

The team you would join:

Sun King’s partnership and business development team covering our partnerships business in West and Central Africa has been growing consistently over the last 5 years at remarkable scale with a large partner base of over 300 partners.

About the role:

We are looking for an experienced Business Development Manager who would leverage on their expertise to grow our partner base and revenues by over 100% by onboarding strategic partners across sectors of interest in West and Central Africa.

What you would be expected to do

  • Networking
    • Regularly network with industry colleagues and associations to help establish the brand in West and Central Africa.
    • Organise and attend strategic sector events in order to build a strong business development network.
    • Build a network of key stakeholders in sectors of interest in order to onboard strategic partnerships.
  • Manage the business development team and ensure to set KPIs are met.
  • Generation of Sales Prospects: Data mine and qualify suitable partners, provide summaries of their businesses and any required business information with focus on B2B sales.
  • Pipeline Management: Maintain database of qualified prospects and onboard partners seamlessly.
  • Prospect Meeting: Regularly have physical & virtual meetings with prospects for training,
  • Product demo and onboarding across West and Central Africa region
    • Industry Updates: Stay abreast of industry trends, opportunities in West Africa
    • Proposals: Create effective client proposals and manage proposals applications as required

You might be a strong candidate if you

  • Hold a degree or diploma in a business-related field or have a minimum of 5 years working in a business development or sales role in the FMCG, banking, Solar or telecom industries.
  • Are passionate about networking and building strong relationships
  • Are passionate about positively impacting the lives of rural consumers.
  • Work well with others with great people skills to mentor your team to deliver on expectations.
  • Are comfortable working with PowerPoint and MS Excel

What We Offer

  • A platform for professional growth in a rapidly expanding, high-impact sector.
  • Immerse in a collaborative culture, energized by Sun King’s employees who are collectively motivated by fostering a transformative, sustainable venture.
  • A genuinely global environment: Engage and learn alongside a diverse group from varied geographies and backgrounds.
  • Tailored learning pathways through the Sun King Academy to elevate your leadership and managerial capabilities.

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