Head of Partnerships

Location: Abuja

Company: SAO Capital

Type of job: Full time

Do you thrive on building strong relationships and crafting win-win partnerships? Are you a strategic thinker with a proven track record of driving business growth? If so, then SAO Capital, a leading impact-focused investment and advisory firm, wants you!


SAO Capital is a leading investment and advisory firm, fostering economic growth across diverse sectors. Our network of diverse expertise within SAO, allows us to achieve excellent results in business opportunities, development projects, and partnership building to deliver lasting value to all our clients. 

As our Head of Partnerships, you’ll play a key role in forging strategic alliances that propel our continued success.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive partnership strategy aligned with SAO Capital’s overall goals and the specific needs of our subsidiaries.
  • Identify and build relationships with key partners, including investors, government agencies, industry leaders, and potential collaborators.
  • Lead negotiations and structure mutually beneficial partnership agreements, ensuring alignment with long-term objectives.
  • Oversee the management of existing partnerships, fostering strong communication and collaboration to maximize their value.
  • Analyze market trends and competitor strategies, identifying new partnership opportunities for continuous growth.
  • Act as a brand ambassador for SAO Capital, representing us at industry events and conferences.

Who You Are:

  • A seasoned professional with a minimum of 10+ years of experience in building and managing strategic partnerships across diverse industries.
  • Proven track record of success in negotiating and structuring complex partnership agreements.
  • Strong understanding of business development principles and a results-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Deep understanding of the Nigerian business landscape and its regulatory environment (a plus).
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, or a related field; an MBA is a strong plus.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working within the sectors relevant to SAO Group’s subsidiaries (e.g., renewable energy, agriculture, finance).
  • A global network of contacts and a proven ability to navigate cross-cultural business environments.

Why Join Us?

At SAO Capital, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping the future of diverse industries. 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 build strategic alliances and drive our growth? Apply today!

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