Business Development Associate at 8thGear Partners Limited

8thGear is a tech-driven talent acquisition and enterprise support, provider. We are a Nigerian company focused on Nigerian youth. Our obsession revolves around up-skilling – leading to jobs placements and enterprise development support for youths and their growing businesses. Beyond our profit motive is a social mission built into our business model. Giving young people a chance at meaningfully contributing to their community with dignity is a significant part of what we do.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Associate

Location: Ogba, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Profile

  • We are looking for a talented, passionate, driven and goal-oriented individual ‘deal closer’ who will take ownership of the Brand.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for brand governance, compliance of all online Client and its subsidiaries’ marketing channels.
  • In addition, the individual will champion sales, identify ideal customers, establish a relationship with them that will translate to conversion / sales.

Key Responsibilities

  • Intensify Brand PR and perception with target audiences, identify key risks to the brand online
  • Drive the promotion of group’s products and services during events, conferences, ATL and BTL
  • channels with the support of customer service team.
  • Identify lead generation opportunities and actively drive acquisition campaigns
  • Ensure that the ERP system is constantly updated with all required information on new and existing customers.
  • Spot and submit company or brand profile for bids
  • Track ROI for marketing campaigns
  • Network with industry experts and potential clients at events /conferences to drive brand awareness
  • Prepare and deliver sales presentations/seminars to clients and prospects for business development purposes.
  • Ensure all marketing and communications activity run to budget and align with the wider objectives
  • Prepare and submit sales proposals / tenders to prospective customers. Where necessary, prepare and conduct sales presentations.
  • Assist with product development, pricing and new product launches as well as developing new business opportunities
  • Create and manage promotional collateral to establish and maintain product branding
  • Managing the budget for advertising and promotional items with CEO
  • Responsible for liaising with, and managing the marketing communications agencies and other PR/brand external entities
  • Conclude with brands and onboard them into our distribution channel

Key Performance Indications

  • Coverage and exposure activities and frequency/ extent of reach
  • Key message penetration
  • Defined share of voice and market share
  • ROI of communication campaigns – Developed and executed
  • Proactivity with regards external communications
  • Volume of meaningful/ lead generating social engagement
  • Competence in managing external partners, agencies, and other entities
  • Volume of sales and revenue/share price
  • Crisis communications proficiency and speed
  • Use of initiative, level of innovativeness.


  • Bachelor’s Degree / HND or above in Social Science or related fields
  • 2-5 years experience in the field of Marketing and Business Development
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal communication and expression skills
  • Prior Communications Agency experience.

N150,000 – N250,000 monthly.

Deadline: 28th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: and using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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