EPAYPLUS is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Research & Product Development Officer
Research & Product Development Officer

Location: Head Office, Lagos
Reports to whom: Managing Director

Job Summary & Purpose

    The Research & Product Development person will be in charge of general research for the company i.e. Research to be carried out for a product, place, industry or person.
    It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieving that objective. Swot analysis, business models, competitor analysis, company strategy, product development, environmental scan. Etc.


    Conduct research, collect data, analyse information and write reports for the company.
    Effective competitor analysis, environmental scan, strategy formulation and business model development.
    Helps the company's decision makers to be as effective as possible. The decisions that would be influenced by the research will have an impact on every department.
    Extreme thorough and accurate data collection and analysis of information via surveys conducts, interviews, process data, examine research papers.
    Manage company information resources, including identification and selection of sources of information.
    Identify, research, and qualify major prospects. Provide concrete recommendations to companywide on prospect strategy and priorities.
    Supervises projects from the early planning stages until the final project completion.
Person Specifications, Academic Qualification, Professional Qualification, Experience:

    A Tertiary qualification - Preferably in Economics, Statistics, business administration An added advantage Zero (0) to two (2) years’ experience preferably within strategy, business development, planning and any other Business Intelligence related information analysis.
    Experience in working with large amount of data and coming up with recommendations to enable strategy formulation and decision making.
Key Skills and Competencies:

    Proven ability to guide strategic planning
    Competencies in deal making and development
    Experience in building a fact base to support strategy
    Proven ability to provide direction, understand resource capability and turn findings into executable plans to drive results
    Ability to link strategy with financial plans
    Excellent oral (spoken English), good written and formal presentation skills including ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
    Willing to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
    Ability to cope with changing priorities and meet deadlines
    Flexible individual with adept business knowledge
    Capable of carrying out quality investigation alongside market trends, indices, and capabilities
    Team Player
    Well-developed analytical and problem solving abilities, ability to constructively share objective analysis and insights
    Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Tools (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Project, MS Visio & MS Outlook)
    Physical Exertion on the job
    Sitting for extended periods of time.
    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.
    Some physical movement around to collate data

Key Performance Metrics:

    Performance Area Performance Measure
    Strategy Enterprise strategic focus
    Strategic alignment
    Competitive positioning/ Competitive intelligence gathering
    Opportunity identification and cultivation
    Project profitability
    Enterprise Profitability
    Dynamic business modeling
    Business Development Enterprise profitability
    Competitive positioning
    New business development
    Collaboration opportunities exploited
    Business Expansion
    Communication Enterprise unity of purpose
    Environmental scanning and business insight
    Cultivation of market insight
    Communicates with team members and verifies that all projects and tasks are on schedule.
    Project Management Follow through on projects.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to:
Location: Lagos
Experience: 2 year(s)
Course of Study: Economics
Required Grade: Not Specified