International Business Development Manager

Recruiter
National Foundation for Educational Research
Location
Slough, Berkshire
Salary
Attractive salary, focused on your skills and expertise
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
07 Jul 2019
Ref
HKTBF0707/SG-HL-19-030
Sectors
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

International Business Development Manager 
Slough, Berkshire 

Want to lead a range of business development activities to support the development of education systems around the world? If so, read on. 

Based in the UK with some international travel, this is an incredible opportunity for an experienced, pragmatic business development manager to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity. 

About NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research) 

With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people. 

About the Role 

As the International Business Development Manager, you’ll be representing NFER to partners and clients. Responsible for winning new work through leading a range of business development activities, including relationship management and intelligence gathering, you’ll work closely with the research, marketing and bids teams to pioneer new international growth. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Collaborate internally to strategise NFER’s business development activities and priorities, taking them from early stage discussions and nurturing them through to contract closure 
- Externally develop and maintain relationships and carry out intelligence gathering with NGOs, donors, governments and other education and development organisations. 
- Undertake pro-active business development and pipeline management 
- Contribute to bid management and solution liaison to ensure NFER’s bids are attractive to clients 

Your technical background: 

- A degree or equivalent, in a relevant discipline or with direct experience of working in international development 
- Experience of successful global horizon scanning and identifying new business opportunities in a systematic way 
- Experience of identifying suitable opportunities and successfully managing a pipeline 
- Proven and successful background in winning new contracts 
- Experience of building up and sustaining a network of key relationships and contacts in order to deliver business outcomes 

You’ll be great at this job, if: 

- You have strong interpersonal and people skills 
- You’re an agile thinker with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances through creative problem-solving 
- You have a creative approach to commercial development, and new ideas for how to maximise sales and surplus 

Why NFER? 

- Attractive salary, focused on your skills and expertise 
- Generous pension scheme 
- Free parking 
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days 
- Excellent support for professional development 
- Great work/life balance (35 hours worked per week) 

Other companies may call this role Business Development Manager, BDM, International Sales Manager, Sales Manager or Senior Sales Manager. 

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40 and London Heathrow. 

The closing date for applications is midnight 7th July 2019. 

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. 

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as an International Business Development Manager, apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

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