Business Development Supervisor at Sahara Group

Business Development Supervisor

Job description

Purpose Statement:

As Business Development Supervisor, you will be part of a team that is passionate about expanding energy availability, growing customer base, and building a global brand.

We are seeking a business development Supervisor/Manager to provide exemplary business support in the identification, development, and management of new businesses and the optimization of existing businesses. Our ideal candidate will be trusted to dive right in, use initiative, and apply both skill and innovativeness towards supporting and promoting new and existing business opportunities and relationships (internal and external), providing effective feedback to stakeholders, and sustaining our company’s leading position in the power industry.


Key Deliverables:

  • Support the team to generate new leads, identify and screen potential business opportunities, engage stakeholders, and build partnerships.
  • Manage proposal response process, including detailed RFP requirements, content creation, and inputs from various sources.
  • Support the negotiation of gas supply, gas transportation, Power Sale, and EPC agreements on behalf of the generation companies. This includes MOUs, JVAs or other types of negotiations that may be required.
  • Recommend growth strategies, optimization plans, and cost/loss reduction initiatives for the operating companies in power distribution and generation.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of business strategies to achieve strategic goals
  • Effectively track activities and performance of projects/initiatives and report metrics to guide decision-making and follow-up.
  • Monitor and evaluate industry trends and customer drivers and meet regularly with managers and stakeholders to discuss strategy.
  • Development of proposals and presentations for new business materials to create and nurture business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Maintain and share professional knowledge through learning sessions, networking, events, and presentations.
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with this position, as designated by the company.


Minimum Qualification/Experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in similar/relevant roles in the power sector or related.
  • Experience in the gas commercial with understanding and experience in natural gas sales and negotiation.
  • Experience with the development and implementation of business development strategy.
  • Proven ability to negotiate effectively and handle conflict resolution.
  • Commercially savvy in engaging customers, and internal and external stakeholders; building strong and trusted networks.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage effectively with various levels of management, staff, and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented office environment and under pressure
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity, as well as the ability to build trust amongst other team members.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, or equivalent. An MBA or Masters will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of business financial analysis will be an advantage.


Personality Traits & Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Ability to handle high-volume switchboard /telephone/ reception duties.
  • Proven experience as a front desk representative, agent, or relevant position
  • Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
  • Proficient in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word)
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.

Method of Application

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