The BDO works in collaboration with the Investment Manager under the supervision of the Fund Manager. The BDO is the primary dealmaker and provider of Business Development Assistance (BDA) to investee SMEs and should have proven hands-on experience in business development and financial transaction work, especially in the areas of business analysis & diagnostics, risk analysis and deal structuring for SMEs. The BDO also requires skills in client relationship management, consulting, business turn-around, marketing, accounting and credit management. In addition to actual investment and business development experience, the BDO at least must have a good working knowledge of Ghana-based financial customs and norms and should have community relationship management skills.
Job Title: Business Development Officer
The Responsibilities of the BDO Include:
Sourcing, originating and structuring transactions
Delivering initial BDA and assisting clients draft bankable business plans or developing bankable business plans
Drafting risk-focused finance reports
Managing legal implementation and disbursement.
General marketing of the firm’s products
Communicating effectively with internal and external customers/stakeholders
Building fruitful relationships with deal sourcing networks such as banks, consultants, donors, business associations and relevant governmental institutions
Developing and maintaining a healthy relationship with existing clients, in order to generate repeat and/or networked business opportunities
Any other duties as assigned by the Investment Manager
Professional Qualification –
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; Finance; Accounting; Statistics; Mathematics; Entrepreneurship; Agribusiness/Agriculture; Industrial Engineering; Supply Chain Management or Economics with an MBA preferable
- At least 3 years’ experience in Business Development and or SME Finance/Credit
Experience in an Agro-processing or Manufacturing company a plus.
Completion of the Ghana Stock Exchange training courses a plus.
Skills and Knowledge –
Sound Private Equity/Venture Capital financing knowledge, good networking skills, good team spirit & leadership skills, problem solving, time Management, resource management, strategic analysis, ability to make tough decisions and negotiation skills.
Innovative, Results-Oriented, Desire to Execute with Excellence, Customer-Centric, Relentless Attituded to Problem Solving, Detail Oriented, Integrity, and Highly Ethical.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should please email their Resumes or CV’s to [email protected] on or before 25 April 2020