Commercial Development Manager
Region
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Egypt
Location
Flexible Location
Department
English & Exams
Job Category
Business Development/Partnerships
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
• Role Type: Business Delivery • Pay Band: 7/F • Location: Cairo/Alex • Contract Duration: 1 Year (Renewable) • Reports to: Director of Exams, Egypt • Closing date: 9 November 2019
 
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About Us:

 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

 

Function Overview:

 

Our work in exams creates international opportunities and builds trust and value for the UK. We

also:

  • Give people access to life changing opportunities through UK qualifications.
  • Support the promotion of the UK as a study destination.
  • Provide a sustainable base for other cultural relations activities.

 

We currently have two main examination centres (Cairo & Alexandria) delivering around

150,000 exams to 70,000 candidates annually all over Egypt, with School Exams and IELTS the

predominant product lines. We have seen strong growth in recent years and it is expected to

expand further. The Egypt exams portfolio is of vital importance to the British Council in terms of

the impact it creates for the organization for individuals, institutions and educational systems.

Egypt is coming out of a period of economic turbulence, with signs of stability following the

drastic devaluation in Nov 2016 – inflation is decreasing, the exchange rate is steady.

The core focus is to develop the IELTS, Aptis, and Schools businesses, extending reach, enhancing customer and partner support and service, developing new markets, counteracting and pre-empting competition.

 

Role Purpose:

 

The purpose of this role is to develop the 2-3 year Egypt Exams Commercial plan, drawing together Regional targets, market insights and market intelligence to agree priorities and focus with Country/Cluster Business Development and input into the 3-5 year Regional Commercial Strategy. This role is ultimately responsible for overseeing Demand Planning for Egypt, assessing and monitoring quality of pipeline fill, commercial viability, sales forecasting and capacity fill. The role also ensures the development/tailoring of solutions/value propositions to meet market needs in conjunction with Regional Commercial Manager, co-ordinates support for the development of large scale tenders and manages contract governance.

 

Please refer to the Role Profile attached below for further details:

 

Role Profile
British Council Behaviors
British Council Core Skills

 

Important Notes:

 

  • Mobility / relocation assistance will be offered to the selected candidates (if applicable)
  • Applicants from other regions (Outside MENA) will be considered.

 

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 9 November 2019.

Please make sure to complete your application as we do not check personal resumes or profiles.

 

Equality Statement:

 

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

 

Child Protection:

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.