Senior Growth and Partnerships associate - Acceleration and Incubation
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
3d ago

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a results-driven venture support executive to join the startups support unit and work with exciting companies across our accelerator programmes.

In this role, you will play a key role in supporting high growth technology companies, from across the continent, on their distribution challenges / goals as well as engage in and unlock partnerships that will be of benefit to the growth of these companies.

This role will be perfect for someone with a growth mindset and the natural capacity for building relationships.

Startup Support

  • Work day-to-day with entrepreneurs across our programmes to build global sustainable businesses with laser focus on customer acquisition and distribution strategies.
  • Provide advisory to startups on their partnerships and customer acquisition strategy.
  • Make introductions and connect portfolio companies to individuals and organizations that will be of value to the growth of the companies.
  • Create and facilitate growth related workshops / projects
  • Corporate network engagement

  • Manage existing partnerships with corporate executives within our network well as develop new relationships, with a focus on unlocking key growth opportunities for companies in our accelerator programmes.
  • Implement and execute creative ways to keep existing and new partners engaged
  • Evaluate and pursue opportunities for partnerships and collaborations, on an ongoing basis, that will be of benefit to companies in our programmes.
  • Provide regular progress reports on startups.
  • Qualifications

  • Educational background in technology and / or business-related field, with an understanding of business principles, practices, and methodologies.
  • Preferably with 2 - 5 years of work experience in growth, partnerships , business development or any other related line of work.
  • Entrepreneurial experience or experience supporting startups or working in a startup environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, etc.
  • Strong networking skills to actively be involved with startups, venture capitals, and corporates & Concern for Impact.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and research skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft suite.
  • Excellent communication in English (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Additional Information

    What we offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great talent.
  • A culture of learning and innovation.
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people.
  • A chance to make a social difference.
  • Overall fun company.
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