Business Development Officer – SME at Carbon Nigeria

Business Development Officer – SME at Carbon Nigeria

Carbon is a pan-African digital bank with a mission to provide friction-free finance to its customers. Carbon promises to play a fundamental role in its customers’ lives wherever they are, with flexible solutions. We pride ourselves on our efficiency and with just $10mm of equity raised in 2015, we have disbursed over $100m in loans and earned more than $30mm in revenue over the last 2 years. Carbon has operations in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria, supported by a talented team spread between Lagos, Nairobi, London, Argentina, and Palo Alto so we operate with a remote-first mindset.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Officer – SME

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-Time

About the Role

  • We are looking for an experienced Business Development Officer – SME who is responsible for acquiring & managing a loan portfolio of SME clients.
  • You will execute duties with the goal of optimizing the mix of Company sales and bad debt losses.


  • Acquisition and management of own SME loan portfolio, preferably short-tenor loans.
  • Partner with Line Manager in developing weekly/monthly plans with regards to client mobilization and individual performance goals.
  • Successfully initiate and partner with reputable organizations to facilitate lending to their customers.
  • Maintain a good knowledge of assigned market geographical areas and understand clients’ needs with competing products.
  • Explain to clients the different types of loans and credit options that are available as well as the terms of those services for further cross-selling.
  • Research and develop business opportunities within assigned geographical zones and engage in market research and impact studies upon request.
  • Ensure each loan disbursed is in compliance with Carbon SME lending policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and present reports as assigned by the Line Manager.
  • Conduct preliminary credit investigations to analyze applicants’ willingness and repayment capacity to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  • Ensure completeness of credit application and follow-up until loan disbursement.
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as required in line with Carbon policies and procedures.


  • B.Sc / BA in Finance and Banking, Accounting  or similar field.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the financial services industry with a strong track record in granting SME loans, preferably from a Fintech.
  • Communicator and persuasive with the ability to close SME loan deals in a timely manner.
  • A strategic thinker who looks beyond the obvious to solve problems and get results.
  • Team leader, persuasive, innovative, and analytical.
  • Strong dedication to accuracy and efficiency.


  • A great and upbeat work environment populated by a multinational team.
  • Potential to work in different geographies.
  • Health Insurance.
  • Life Insurance
  • Career development & Growth.
  • We are advocates of work-life balance and offer a remote working option.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Recruitment Process

  • Call with People team
  • Case Study ( Assessment)
  • Interview


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