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Great Career Opportunity At DuPont

Date Posted: 09/Apr/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Sales and Business Development Manager Nigeria

As the world’s population now exceeds seven billion, the challenges facing humanity have never been greater. Fortunately, the solutions to many of the most fundamental challenges can be found in science. But providing for the food, energy and protection needs of a growing population requires more than science. It requires many people working together. People who can collaborate across borders, companies, governments, organizations and cultures to devise solutions - both large and small - that improve the lives of people around the world.

Do you want to help solve the world’s biggest challenges? If yes, then join DuPont!

The DuPont Commercial Development Program is a two year experience-based program with on-the-job training and development. It aims to nurture talented, commercially minded candidates so they are trained, experienced, ready, and eager to take on future roles of greater responsibility within DuPont. By joining the program you will get a chance to demonstrate your skills and potential, working as a permanent employee in one of our twelve businesses. Besides your daily work you will be involved in different activities and networking events and exposed to experienced colleagues in a world-class science and engineering company. You will also experience an excellent mentoring program to guide you through your career within DuPont.
In the framework of the DuPont Commercial Development Program, we offer a position as:

Building Innovations Sales and Business Development Manager, Nigeria

At DuPont Building Innovations, we’ve got a blueprint for the future of residential, commercial and infrastructure construction. We focus on dynamic science to discover and develop innovative new solutions under leading brands such as DuPont™ Corian®, DuPont™ Montelli®, DuPont™ Tyvek® & DuPont™ Typar® that help customers stay ahead of the game. DuPont Building Innovations is committed to the building and infrastructure science behind providing unique aesthetics, increasing the performance of building systems and infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs and creating more sustainable structures.

Key responsibilities of the position:
Develop the sales of DuPont Corian® in Nigeria, growing existing transactional customers, acquiring new customers and promoting the products at the specifiers and the end users across the market segments

  • Understanding market dynamics and the market potential for high end surfacing solutions. Defining value propositions for prioritized market segments in residential (kitchen and bath) and commercial environments (healthcare, public spaces, hospitality) that maximize the competitive position of DuPont products
  • Defining and implementing routes to market and logistic solutions leading to customer satisfaction
  • Adapting to local market needs the regional marketing communication mix
  • Identifying and segmenting the specifiers and influencers (architects, designers, real estate promoters, kitchen dealers), developing relationships and organizing local promotional programs
  • Working closely with and through the European marketing, technical and supply organizations, leveraging the resources

Location: Lagos
Travel percentage: 20% time outside Lagos broader area
Driving license is required, with a clean driving record

Your Profile
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and proactive by nature while respecting the core values of DuPont and will be expected to:
- Be able to adapt quickly to changing business environment and targets
- Be a good communicator inside and outside of the organization, with excellent interpersonal skills
- Be a self-starter and quick learner
- Be customer-oriented and results-focused
- Be a team player


  • University degree (Engineering, Architecture/Design or Business Economics)
  • Solid background in marketing and strong commercial orientation with 2-3 years of experience
  • Fluency in English

Method of Application

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