Business Development Manager - Apprenticeships

£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

Why we need you

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

About the job

Responsible for driving revenue growth through strategic management of a caseload of key accounts within the specified region. Active account management of existing and new accounts, including private training providers, employers, employer providers using data and management information reports.

Field Based - London and South East

What We Offer

Base Salary + Car Allowance + Sales Incentive Plan

Pearson is pleased to offer you a comprehensive benefits plan to help you meet your health and wellness, financial and

lifestyle needs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Driving revenue growth within a set of key accounts to deliver on annual targets for the Apprenticeships division

  • Proactive account management to ensure customer retention and relationship management

  • Drive the sale of new products and services including new digital offers with new and existing accounts

  • Developing solutions and ideas to drive volume growth for consortia, employer groups in relation to the new Apprenticeship standards

  • Effective and timely management of revenue pipeline and ongoing activity using Salesforce

  • Managing monthly reporting and KPIs for all accounts

  • Work closely with colleagues across Product, Customer Services, FE Sales, Assessment services to ensure an effective end to end customer experience

  • Contribute to bids/ tenders and management reporting functionalities to win new business

  • Champion a ‘customer first’ culture across Pearson, ensuring that all decisions are made with reference to the needs of our customers and learners

  • Contribute to divisional strategy discussions to ensure market perspective drives product and service development and delivery

  • Manage enhancement of product and service knowledge for existing and new products and services to drive meaningful customer conversations.

Key External Customers/Stakeholders:

  • Training Providers

  • Employers and Employer Groups

  • Employer Providers

About you

Desired behavioural competencies:

  • Virtual team and people leadership

  • Creative thinking and customer empathy: the ability to articulate new propositions based on customer needs

  • Relationship building: in particular, with customers, employers, professional bodies, commercial partners and within Pearson

  • Communication, networking and influencing externally and internally (in particular to work effectively within a matrix structure) especially with senior stakeholders

  • Commercial acumen and data management and reporting skills: the ability to monitor actual revenue and volumes against targets

  • Organisational and project management skills

Essential skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Qualified to level 3 or above, desirable Degree or equivalent, or equivalent vocational qualification in business, management or sales

  • Experience and understanding of qualifications and the UK education market and environment (e.g. colleges, private training providers)

  • Business development and/ or sales track record

  • Experience within an education sector organisation ideally apprenticeships

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

  • Full/Clean driving licence

Pearson competencies:

  • Organisationally Agile Adapts quickly to new situations where roles and work are not clearly defined. Proactively seeks information to understand the reasons for change and adapts approach accordingly.

  • Influences without Authority Conveys messages and clear outcomes to diverse audiences using the most effective channels in an easily understood, convincing and actionable manner. Identifies stakeholders, seeks input and actively listens to build support and identify best solutions.

  • Prioritises and makes Effective Decisions Breaks down work into manageable parts, assessing the priorities and schedule required to deliver on time. Ensures the quality of the data provided to analyse possible solutions and support effective decision making.

  • Builds Relationships Creates relationships with peers quickly and confidently, building trust and win-win partnerships. Proactively networks with other teams to discuss common issues and share knowledge.

  • Outcomes Oriented Differentiates between outputs and outcomes, working with a focus on achieving desired outcomes. Understands the intended outcomes of own work and how they contribute to Pearson’s broader objectives including customers and learners.

  • Continuously Improves Actively seeks opportunities for improvement and presents ideas for increasing effectiveness and efficiency of own work. Demonstrates willingness and flexibility to adapt own approach to new ways of working to achieve improved outcomes.

  • Evidence Informed Identifies and collects reliable data necessary to build evidence to enable and support decisions. Organises and analyses information (into meaningful / related areas) to form robust, evidence-based conclusions.

    Commercially Aware Understands and can articulate Pearson’s business goals and what own business, own team and self can do to contribute to Pearson’s success. Uses
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