Business developer Nigeria

posted on: 17/11/2021 -


Every employee plays an active part in our success story. At Manuchar, we support every talent in finding his/her career path within an inspiring international working environment. For the position of trader Nigeria, we’re looking for a commercial colleague to help us expand our business in this region from scratch.  

Function description

Based at our head office in Antwerp you will receive an intense training in file administration towards Africa on operational, documentary and financial level (we aim at a period of maximum 6 months). Once you’re confident in file handling you will start to concentrate on commercial targets, according to team objectives. 

The main objectives of the Trader Paper in Nigeria are: 

  • Grow a portfolio of profitable customers & transactions through the creation of strong relationships with trustworthy customers and suppliers 
  • As this is a commercial (business development role) you take responsibility to set and pursue the (trading) market development strategy for Nigeria.  
  • Your biggest challenge: Develop the market (paper) from scratch in a challenging environment like Nigeria.  
  • You will also actively participate in setting the global strategy for your product portfolio in this region.  
  • You will report to the BU Manager.  
  • Frequent travel to Nigeria (20-25%) and occasional global travel will be needed. 

Your profile

  • You’re looking for a challenging job opportunity within business development.  
  • The willingness to travel to Nigeria and build relationships and deals with various types of people & cultures.  
  • Understand the complexity of a commercial role in Nigeria.  
  • Has the ability to work in a commercial matrix organization. 
  • Don’t mind knocking the same door 10 times.  
  • Pragmatic and no-nonsense mentality. 
  • You’re able to put yourself in the customer’s shoes.  
  • Speaks English fluently, every other language is a plus.  
  • Commercial prospecting and negotiation skills.  
  • Enthusiastic, down to earth and goal-oriented person who likes to take initiative with a large degree of autonomy. 
  • A commercial feeling with West-Africa is a serious plus. 
  • You have a working visa or Belgian nationality.  

Manuchar offers

  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment. 
  • You will be working in a supportive environment, together with the other team members.  
  • Intensive training and mentoring to develop your career to the fullest.  
  • The chance to travel frequently.  
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture. 
  • A company that wants to invest in YOUR growth.  
  • Manuchar is a company that is an established value in its domain. 
  • International colleagues. More than 30 different nationalities. 
  • A job opportunity with variety, challenging opportunities, autonomy and responsibility. 
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits. 

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar is an international trade, logistics and distribution company, with headquarters in Antwerp. Founded in 1880 as a Belgian family-owned company, we offer an extended range of commodities and services with more than 170 locations around the world. Entrepreneurial. Service Excellent. Strong Teamplayers and Caring for the environment and our local communities. That’s who we are today. At Manuchar, we support you in developing your talents within an inspiring working environment.  


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleaguesplease send your application letter and detailed CV by applying online. 

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