Polaris Bank was established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on September 21, 2018 to offer commercial banking services to the Nigerian public. The bank commenced services on the same day, having purchased the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the defunct Skye Bank. With a footprint of over 350 branches across the country, Polaris Bank prides itself in delivering exceptional customer experience, leveraging best in class/state of the art Information Communication Technology (ICT). By focusing on ICT solutions across multiple service delivery channels (mobile banking, ATMs, POS and online platforms) Polaris Bank maintains a pivotal role in the Nigerian banking industry, providing customers with simple, convenient and secured banking services. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Public Sector Officer
Employment Type: Full-time
- We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our organization as a Public Sector Officer in a business development role.
- As a Public Sector Officer, you will play a crucial part in identifying, pursuing, and securing business opportunities within the public sector.
- You will be responsible for building strategic partnerships, developing relationships with government agencies, and driving growth in our organization’s public sector portfolio.
- Liability and Income Generation
- Analysis and Credit Presentation
- Identify and analyze business opportunities within the public sector, including government contracts, grants, and partnerships.
- Conduct market research and gather intelligence on public sector trends, policies, and initiatives to inform business development strategies.
- Build and maintain relationships with key government officials, agencies, and decision-makers to understand their needs and requirements.
- Develop and implement a comprehensive business development plan for the public sector, including strategies for client acquisition and revenue growth.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to prepare and submit competitive proposals, bids, and tender responses for public sector opportunities.
- Lead negotiations and contract discussions with government agencies, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks.
- Monitor and evaluate the performance of public sector contracts and projects, identifying opportunities for expansion and improvement.
- Stay updated on industry best practices, market trends, and emerging technologies relevant to the public sector business landscape.
- Prepare and deliver presentations to clients, demonstrating our value proposition and tailored solutions to meet their specific needs. Preferred
Skills and Experience / Requirements
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, or a related field.
- Minimum of 3 years work experience in marketing role in a financial institution (preferably from a Commercial Bank).
- Proven experience in preparing and delivering persuasive presentations, proposals, and business cases.
- Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams, coordinating efforts to deliver high-quality solutions to clients.
- Results-oriented mindset with a proven ability to meet and exceed business development targets and revenue goals.
- Proven track record in business development, sales, or account management within the public sector, preferably in a similar industry or domain.
- In-depth understanding of the public sector procurement process, including government regulations, bidding procedures, and contract management.
- Strong network and established relationships with key stakeholders in the public sector, such as government agencies and decision-makers.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence clients and internal teams.
- Strategic thinking and analytical skills to identify and evaluate business opportunities, assess market dynamics, and develop winning strategies.
Interested and qualified candidates should: