Head of Business Development, Exams Jobs at British Council in Colombo, Western Province

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British Council company opens jobs for Head of Business Development, Exams positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having General Business and Education skills with Mid-Senior level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The estimated salary offered by this company is quite competitive around රු. 14,000 - රු. 45,000 (per month). However, the salary can go up or down depending on the company that decides it.

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Job Information

Company:British Council
Position:Head of Business Development, Exams
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:General Business and Education
Seniority Level:Mid-Senior level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Non-profit Organizations and Education Administration Programs

Job Description

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

The post holder will be responsible for account and stakeholder management, commercial planning, market and customer intelligence, winning business, product knowledge and promotion, as well as leadership and management. They will proactively develop relationships with key clients, contribute to forecasting sales targets, and monitor partner sales performance. They will identify opportunities for growth within key accounts, organize and submit high-quality initiatives, and participate in internal working groups to maintain product knowledge. They will also oversee the delivery of the work plan for key account management initiatives and provide formal line management to a small team.

Role Purpose

The purpose of this role is to lead on the implementation of the Commercial and Business Development strategy, in line with the Exams department’s three-year plan and the wider Sri Lanka country plan. The postholder will coordinate activity to work towards a range of commercial and business development objectives, thereby sustaining existing accounts and creating new business. The position will be a core part of the in-country Exams management team.

Main Accountabilities

  • Account and stakeholder management
  • Commercial planning
  • Market and customer intelligence
  • Winning business
  • Product knowledge and promotion
  • Leadership and management

Role specific knowledge and experience

  • University Degree or relevant professional qualification.
  • Significant experience in a key account management role.
  • Significant experience of sustaining and/or growing a product/service in line with strategic priorities for income and impact.
  • Demonstratable experience collecting & analysing client/stakeholder feedback and using the data to identify business needs and obstacles; works to resolve them.
  • Experience in managing and leading medium-sized teams.

Further Information:

Pay Band – Pay Band 7

Contract Type – Indefinite Local

Location – Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Requirements – Candidates must have the pre-existing right to live and work in the above location.

Closing Date – Tuesday 25 July 2023, 23:59 PKT

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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.

We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.

Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.

If you have any problems with your application please email [email protected]

Please note: Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.


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British Council

The British Council is a leading the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Established in 1934, we work in over 100 countries to build engagement and trust between people in the UK and the rest of the world. We provide a wide range of services in the fields of education, the English language, arts and culture, and society, working in partnership with governments, business, civil society and local communities to help make a difference.

Our powerful combination of skills and expertise enables us to offer innovative approaches to complex issues, creating connections and collaboration across countries, cultures and institutions. Our global network of specialized experts, educational professionals and thought leaders enables us to drive creative solutions to global challenges. Our work is guided by the four core values of being international, people centred, open and connected, and will continue to be at the forefront of international cultural relations.

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