Business Development Associate (Intern) Opportunity in Nigeria

 Parish Development and Investment Company (PDIC) is a consultancy platform of seasoned manufacturing investment and operations professionals who utilize technology and insights derived from validated data to transform how companies across Africa manage their manufacturing aspirations.

We are currently recruiting for the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Associate (Intern)

Location: Lagos, Nigeria / Remote Working

Job Summary

  • The Business Development Associate will support the Partnership Team by identifying and developing strategic relationships with partners and new clients.
  • This role involves conducting research, preparing proposals, and following up on potential and existing partnerships.
  • The Associate will also be responsible for maintaining client relationships and ensuring ongoing communication with partners.

Key Responsibilities
Research and Identification:

  • Conduct research to identify potential partners and clients that align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Analyze industry trends and market conditions to identify opportunities for growth and partnerships.

Partnership Development:

  • Assist the Partnership Manager in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships.
  • Prepare partnership proposals and presentations for potential partners and clients.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with potential partners and clients.

Follow-up and Relationship Management:

  • Maintain ongoing communication with existing partners and clients to ensure satisfaction and address any issues.
  • Follow up on partnership and client enquiries promptly and professionally.
  • Track and report the status of ongoing partnership discussions and negotiations.

Administrative Support:

  • Assist in the preparation of reports, documentation, and correspondence related to partnership activities.
  • Maintain an organized database of partners and clients, including contact details, meeting notes, and follow-up actions.
  • Support the Partnership Manager in coordinating events, meetings, and other partnership-related activities.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with the Social Media and Grant Departments to ensure cohesive business development strategies.
  • Communicate effectively with internal teams to provide updates on partnership developments and client feedback.
  • Attend industry events, conferences, and networking opportunities to represent the company and build relationships.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Engineering, International Relations or a related field.


  • At least 1-2 years of experience in business development, sales, or a related field.
  • Experience in the manufacturing or consultancy industry is a plus.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.


  • High level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Proactive and results-oriented approach.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Willingness to travel as needed for partnership meetings and industry events.

Application Closing Date
16th July, 2024.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should please send their CV and Cover Letters demonstrating how they meet the criteria to: using "Business Development Associate (Intern)" as the subject of the email.

    Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.