Business Development Associate

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

Company Information:

Lipa Later is a risk-free, point of sale credit option that allows retailers to sell goods and services in affordable monthly installments. Our mission is to be a financial partner that makes living more affordable, thereby enabling people to achieve their dreams.

To do this, we make use of financial inclusion and data-driven retail networks to increase the purchasing power of the 1-billion+ African consumers. The company is growing quickly, and as such, we are looking to recruit and onboard a team of industry leaders with the ambition and capacity to shape a bright future for the continent and determine the next frontiers of the retail and consumer market in Africa. This position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Our Impact:

Success at Lipa Later means making life more affordable for our clients. Through joining our team, you will not only contribute towards the development of innovative products, but also play a crucial role in helping businesses, and individuals acquire the crucial items necessary to achieve their goals.

Our Team:

By joining our organization, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with, and learn from a diverse team of talented professionals.

Reports to: Business Development Manager.

About the Role:

The role will include the following responsibilities: 

i)     Account Management

  • Support in any and all matters specific to our partners.
  • Assist in building and maintaining strong, long-lasting relationships with partners.
  • Negotiate contracts and close agreements to maximize profits.
  • Develop new business with existing partners and/or identify areas to improve.
  • Collaborate with the Business Development Manager to identify and grow opportunities within territory.

ii)   Partnerships Recruitment

  • Developing leads with prospective partners and building a business network.
  • Conduct market research and data analysis to help build powerful and persuasive commercial proposals based on the marketing objectives and the business needs of potential partners.
  • Supporting the business development team by initiating, negotiating, and closing appropriate engagements with partners.

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications Required:

  • At least 3-5 years’ work experience with a minimum of 1-year’ experience in Account Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University in the field of business or related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and relationship management.
  • Excellent IT Skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Experience delivering tailored solutions to partners’ needs.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and hustler mentality.
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple account management projects at a time while maintaining sharp attention to detail.
  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work independently as an individual and as part of a team. 

If interested, kindly send your CV to careers@lipalater.com with the subject line “Business Development Associate – Nigeria

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