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The Role:

This is a commercial and client-facing position, developing new business, managing client

relationships and growing into the figurehead of the Overseas School and University

Placement business.

For the right candidate this role is an opportunity to join a rapidly expanding business and to be responsible for the growth of the “business within a business”, building a team, proposing new initiatives, building new partnerships, having P/L responsibility and ultimately being accountable for the continued success of the placement business within the BAHRAIN office as a key member of the management team.

This position is a key hire for the business as its education consultancy is being launched in BAHRAIN to cater to the GCC market. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this role requires a tenacious and entrepreneurial mindset to see the opportunities ahead with our brand; and create new ones!

 

Major Responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Initial sales point of contact for all incoming client enquiries, presenting the suite of products and services as needed, fee discussion and program proposal
  • Establishing and maintaining existing and new referral networks and corporate relationships
  • Content creation and engagement with media outlets
  • Key input into pricing strategy, budget, forecast formulation and growing the profitability of the Bahrain operation.

 

Process and Delivery

  • Client point of call, giving exceptional customer service.
  • Manage the consultant network and streamline internal process to expand the delivery capacity.
  • Develop department process handbook for training purposes.

Client delivery within either school or University placement.

 

Commercial focus

  • Increase client conversation rates and revenue base.
  • Drive the business area forward with new revenue initiatives, enhancing our current offering and attracting higher volumes of business.

 

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Working knowledge of the UK and US education system, ideally with a background of either school admissions, school advice/ placements or University consultancy.
  • Regional experience of the education system
  • Experience with interacting and dealing with international and local stakeholders.
  • Commercially awareness with forecasting/ budget responsibility and business growth experience with a keen eye for revenue growth and margin expansion.
  • Ambitious and entrepreneurial in nature, willing to take responsibility and accountability.
  • A calm, warm and reassuring personality, best suited to our business and client base.
  • Demonstrable ability to win new business from initial point of contact.

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