Head, Business Development at SAO Group

Location: Abuja

Company: SAO Group

Type of job: Full time

Do you have a relentless drive to expand possibilities and a keen eye for strategic opportunities? Are you a visionary leader with a proven track record of propelling business growth? If so, then SAO Group, a dynamic force shaping diverse industries in Africa, wants you!

About SAO Group

SAO Group is a leading investment and advisory holding company, fostering positive social impact and economic empowerment. With a network of innovative subsidiaries like SAO Energy, SAO Capital, and SAO Agro, we tackle complex challenges and deliver lasting value. As our Head, Business Development, you’ll be the architect of our growth strategy, shaping new pathways and propelling our company towards a successful future.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive business development strategy, aligning with SAO Group’s overall vision and the specific needs of each subsidiary.
  • Identify and secure high-value business opportunities across diverse sectors, driving revenue generation and market expansion.
  • Lead a team of business development professionals, nurturing a results-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Spearhead the creation of compelling proposals and presentations to win new partnerships and secure lucrative deals.
  • Conduct thorough market research and competitor analysis to stay ahead of the curve and identify emerging trends.
  • Manage and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including potential clients, investors, and industry leaders.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned business development leader with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in driving growth for complex organizations.
  • Proven track record of exceeding business development goals and securing high-impact partnerships.
  • In-depth understanding of financial analysis, market dynamics, and strategic planning principles.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, build rapport, and negotiate effectively.
  • A keen understanding of the African business landscape and its growth potential (a plus).
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field; an MBA is a strong plus.

Bonus Points:

  • 10+ years experience working within sectors relevant to SAO Group’s subsidiaries (e.g., renewable energy, agriculture, finance).
  • Proven ability to manage cross-functional teams and foster inter-departmental collaboration.
  • A data-driven approach with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Why Join Us?

At SAO Group, you’ll be at the helm of shaping the future of impactful businesses across Africa. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, and the opportunity to make a real difference.

Ready to explore SAO Group’s full potential? Apply today!

Please submit your resume and cover letter via info@saocap.com