Business Development Manager job opening at The People Practice – Lagos, Lagos State

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The People Practice

Position: Business Development Manager

Industry: Company Oil and Gas

Employment Type: Full-Time

Placement: Lagos, Lagos State

Job Description

The People Practice is seeking candidates for a position in Business Development Manager based in Lagos, Lagos State. If you are interested in this opportunity, please review the details below.

he People Practice, a leading human resources consulting firm in Nigeria, is currently offering an exciting opportunity for the position of Business Development Manager in Lagos, Lagos State. Our client, an established player in the oil and gas industry, is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join their team. This full-time role is pivotal in driving the company’s business growth strategies, focusing on identifying, developing, and executing new business opportunities within the Nigerian oil sector.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the local market dynamics and regulatory environments, coupled with a strong background in business development within the oil industry. The role involves conducting comprehensive market research, developing strategic partnerships, and fostering relationships with key stakeholders, including government bodies and industry associations. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for driving sales initiatives, managing projects, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent analytical, networking, and communication skills, with a proven track record of managing complex projects and working with cross-functional teams. This role requires a proactive individual who is willing to travel extensively within the region and adapt to diverse cultural and business environments.

Job Detail


  • Conduct comprehensive market research to identify new business opportunities, including potential markets, customers, and partners.
  • Develop and implement business development strategies aligned with company goals and regional objectives.
  • Analyze competitors and market trends to identify potential threats and opportunities.
  • Identify and engage with potential clients, partners, and stakeholders within the oil sector.
  • Develop proposals and presentations to pitch new business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Lead negotiations and contract discussions with clients and partners.
  • Foster relationships with government bodies, regulatory authorities, and industry associations.
  • Drive sales initiatives to meet or exceed revenue targets.
  • Develop and manage sales pipelines and forecasts.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (e.g., marketing, finance) to support business development efforts.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of new business projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with technical and operational teams to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Monitor project progress, budgets, and timelines, and report on outcomes.
  • Stay informed about local regulations, compliance requirements, and industry standards in the oil sector.
  • Ensure all business activities adhere to legal and regulatory frameworks.
  • Represent the company at industry conferences, trade shows, and networking events.
  • Build and maintain a strong network of industry contacts and stakeholders.
  • Act as a brand ambassador for the company in the region.
  • Prepare regular reports on business development activities, market trends, and performance metrics.
  • Provide insights and recommendations to senior management based on market analysis and business development outcomes.

Job Requirements

Before applying, please take the time to thoroughly review and comprehend the job requirements outlined below. Ensuring that you meet all the specified criteria will significantly enhance your candidacy for the Business Development Manager position at The People Practice:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Geology, or any related field, MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years in business development or sales within the oil industry, preferably with experience in West Africa.
  • In-depth understanding of the oil sector, including exploration, production, refining, and distribution.
  • Familiarity with the West African market, including key players, economic conditions, and regulatory environment.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Geology, or any related field.
  • MBA preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in business development or sales within the oil industry.
  • Preferably with experience in West Africa.


  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with clients, partners, and government officials.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Experience in managing complex projects and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements in the oil industry.

Salary, Benefits and incentive

Provided below are the offerings in terms of salary, benefits, and incentives awaiting you in the role of Business Development Manager at The People Practice:


NGN 83,000 - 190,000 per-Month.

Job Benefits

  • Overtime bonus
  • Gaining experience
  • Comfortable work environment

Incentive Compensation

  • Overtime bonus

Date posted: June 14, 2024

Posted on: Lagos


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