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Business Development Officer At Deola Sagoe

Date Posted: 29/Sep/2017
Deadline: Not Specified

Deola Sagoe is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

Business Development Officer 

Key Elements of the role

  • Report to the Head, Corporate Strategy
  • Create and build profitable and successful relationships with clients in the Fashion and Retail communities by marketing and cross-selling all of our service offerings
  • Constantly pursue new business opportunities within new companies and markets while collaborating with Account Management partners to strategically expand the existing business
  • Be in constant communication with prospective clients via cold calls, warm calls, networking events and the use of social media with the goal of generating business opportunities
  • Collaborate with internal team members and strategically leverage the strength and knowledge of the team to determine how to best service accounts
  • Utilize existing clients and resources to network and build client referrals
  • Development of strategy and business case pre-launch through roll out
  • Execution and evaluation of market, competitive analysis, and market positioning of the company
  • Strategic product planning, positioning, and cost optimization calculations
  • Establishment and control of the product development processes
  • Manage Budget and cost responsibility
  • Act as the first port of call for nominated customers
  • Liaise with customers and in house design/development teams in order to develop seasonal ranges
  • Providing customers with accurate and timely sampling, costing, lead-time and delivery Information as needed working with the head office production team
  • Identify potential new customers/markets in association with Head of Design and Product Development to develop business
  • Identify key trends in association with Design and Production teams

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree/HND in Business Administration, Marketing or any other relevant discipline with 4 years demonstrable experience in the same capacity
  • MBA and/or Professional financial certification will be an added advantage
  • Membership with Fashion Institutes
  • Extensive knowledge of International fashion business practices and procedures
  • Business acumen and understanding of the retail products and business cycle
  • Knowledge of capital structuring
  • Excellent knowledge in marketing, market research, corporate communications
  • Experience in set-up and implementation of new business models in the lifestyle sector
  • Extensive network in fashion and lifestyle
  • High affinity for innovative themes and intuition for market trends
  • Experience in cost and project management
  • Ability to coordinate external partners
  • Excellent poise, presence, and presentation skills
  • Self-starter with mature analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle people, processes and products
  • Innovative and forward thinking, with a track record of executing new ideas
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Experience in the use of ERP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel

Applicants should send CVs to [email protected]

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