Business Development Officer at Benfides Ventures Limited

Benfides Ventures Limited is a wholly Nigerian owned firm with business interests in Air and Sea Freight, Shipping and Logistics, Custom Brokers, Offshore Maritime Services withcorporate office in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Our model provides swift satisfactory logistics solutions powered by constant innovation of young team of professionals to enhance flexibility, efficiency and on time delivery in the maritime industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Officer

Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Brief

  • The Business Development Officer is responsible for analyzing client database, providing information on our services, responding to enquiries, tenders, in charge of our social media handles, and further developing sales strategies and identifying opportunities to increase organizational efficiency, sustainability, and profitability.


  • Develop business and marketing plans in coordination with the corporate and financial objectives of the organization.
  • Conduct market research to identify new business opportunities and collaborate with company executives to determine the most viable, cost-effective approach to pursue such opportunities.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients, and industry trends
  • Oversee Company’s branding and media communication activities such as advertisements, marketing collaterals, social media, and web site
  • Develop business proposals for new and existing clients.
  • Meeting with potential clients to present company offerings, negotiate and follow up with them to close the business deals.
  • Develop strong client relationships to generate high volume of prospective clients and increased revenue.
  • Analyze client feedback data to determine whether clients are satisfied with company services.
  • Provide insight into quality service delivery and competitive positioning.
  • Analyze the current and past budgets, expenses, sales, revenues, and product deficiencies to provide recommendations for business growth and problem resolution.
  • Develop creative strategies to retain the clients including interviewing them to take their feedback and incorporate it into the growth plan.
  • Prepare marketing plans and budget, and track expenses against the budget.
  • Manage client calls and appointments effectively for new opportunities.
  • Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences as a representative of the organization.
  • Oversee the client relationship management database and utilize it to manage client contacts and mailing lists.
  • Develop an overall growth strategy focused both on financial gain and client satisfaction
  • Keep records and reports of sales, revenue, and invoices.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Marketing, or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years proven work experience as a Sales or Business Development Officer or similar role.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Digital marketing skills
  • Professional Certificate or Diploma in Marketing & Sales would be advantageous

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to build long term relationships with new and existing clients
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving and management skills.
  • Exceptional negotiation and decision-making skills.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Exceptional marketing and sales skills
  • Excellent client/customer service skills
  • Project and time management skills
  • Prospecting and closing skills.

Application Closing Date
31st October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using “Business Development Officer” as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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