Business Development Manager - b2b youth market

Job Sector
Media Sales
Contract Type
£25k - £35k basic plus uncapped commission
Job Reference

Want to work for a highly established international media business operating in the youth sector?

Like the idea of working for a high growth business with a real entrepreneurial spirit?

Do you have new business sales experience?

If yes, please read on.....

The Company

An international media and resource company providing a vast array of different services to the higher education sector (helping both universities and students worldwide) seeks a Business Development Manager. They are growing extremely quickly and are therefore looking to double the size of one of their new business departments, which targets the US education sector.

The company offers excellent training and development opportunities and the next step up the ladder (account management) will enable you to travel to international events, meeting your clients in person and building on those relationships.

The Role of Business Development Manager

As Business Development Manager you will be focusing 100% on new business (although promotion will come quickly for good performers). You will be given a territory in the US and will then target all relevant private and public educational institutions/universities.

What are you selling? Essentially, the company that you are working for is a central hub used by international students who need help and advice on choosing which courses/universities to study at. Your admissions teams provide them with independent advice and help them to understand what they need to have in place in order to study in a particular country (£ in bank etc). 

The flip side of all of this is that each of students is worth around £100k per year in student fees/spending and therefore Universities are actively trying to attract them to their own institutions/courses. You are therefore selling a "cost per student" partnership with universities, where your company commits to finding them x number of international students each week/month. It is a really compelling proposition and you would be focusing on a certain areas of the US.

Since you are targeting the US you also have the freedom to work flexi hours (eg 7am - 4pm).

Note: If you join the UK Education team, you will also be selling digital advertising to Universities who wish to promote specific courses.

Requirements for this Business Development Manager position

  • 6+ months media or relevant b2b sales experience
  • Confident, articulate and eager to prove themselves in a fast growing entrepreneurial business
  • Happy with a new business focus
  • A "go-getter" who thrives in taking ownership of their role and doesn't need micro-managing
  • Self-motivated with a stable career path
  • Understanding of online media

If you think that you could be the Business Development Manager that we are looking for, please send us your CV.

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