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Business Manager, Bowen Commercial Services (BCS) Job at Bowen University

Bowen University is a licensed private institution owned by the Nigerian Baptist Convention and established in July 2001 with a commitment to high performance and adding a distinctly moral dimension and Godly value to tertiary education in Nigeria and beyond.

Bowen University is one of the leading faith-based (Christian) Universities in Nigeria with commercial services to first and foremost meet the needs of students and then, the public.

We currently invite applications for the position of:

Job Title: Business Manager, Bowen Commercial Services (BCS)

Location: Osun

Job Description

  • Business Manager (BCS) is expected to coordinate, market, expand, promote and develop Bowen Commercial Services.

Responsibilities
The person reports to the Bursar on a daily basis as the Chairman of BCS. The tasks are as follow:

  • Oversee the management of all current ventures under the BCS;
  • Ensure effective cost recovery of all product services and operations; meet zero budget targets;
  • Plan and manage new acquisitions, maintain and upgrade of all facilities of BCS;
  • Initiate new product service for BCS;
  • Ensure delivery of effective client-focused services; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by Management.
  • Lead, develop and retain staff to deliver product services in most efficient and effective manner;
  • Continue to enhance revenue collection through effective expansion of production and marketing of the BCS travels;

Position Profile

  • The position requires a dynamic, innovative, creative, meticulous and energetic individual who can lead by example
  • He/she must be able to effectively coordinate and widen the product service horizon through aggressive marketing strategy to maintain and sustain growth of the businesses.
  • Ideally with a strong marketing and business management background, the successful individual would be seeking for challenge a little different from the mainstream buying and selling industry. A demanding and challenging task that can be incredibly rewarding for the right candidate..
  • A Business Manager who can balance the official needs of the campus (students’ needs, workshops, etc) with those of the staff and the larger public.
  • There would be an initial period of integration with the Board of BCS and the University prior to taking full responsibility for the operations.

Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate should have a Postgraduate Diploma or University Degree in any of Marketing, Business Administration or related field. Any related advanced degree will be added advantage.

Core Competence:

  • Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years proven experience in handling similar business. Experience in more than one University would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of all business management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines;
  • Excellent analytical mind with strong business acumen;
  • Ability to balance customer and business priorities;
  • Knowledge of quality standards;
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and good negotiation skills;
  • Excellent hands-on experience in customer services and/or sales Management skills;
  • Good interpersonal, excellent leadership, people management and organizational skills;
  • Numerical and logical planning skills;
  • Great attention to details;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and other SF; and
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other local languages is a plus.

Condition

  • The contract will be for an initial period of three years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funds.

Remuneration
Remuneration for the position is attractive but negotiable.

Application Closing Date
Ongoing.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications which must include Covering Letter which should address how the candidate’s background / experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, Curriculum Vitae, Names and Addresses of three professional Referees (which must include the Head or direct supervisor of applicant’s current or previous organization).

All Applications must be addressed and submitted to:
The Head, Human Resources Unit,
Bowen University, Iwo,
P.M.B. 284,
Iwo – Osun State,
Nigeria.

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