Commercial Strategy Director

£15000 - £100000

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Job Description

Role: Director, Commercial Strategy

Team: Corndel Advance

Package: Up to £85k

Location: London based with 2-3 days in the office per week

Salary: Pension, Unlimited leave, Flexible working

About Corndel

  • Corndel is a successful, fast-growing, award-winning training provider delivering apprenticeships and commercial programmes to enterprise clients.
  • We deliver transformative learning experiences that inspire lasting personal and professional development that transforms organisations, industries, and the economy.
  • We deliver blended training solutions, with professional coaches and educators playing a central part in delivering exceptional personalised learning journeys.
  • We specialise in leadership & management disciplines and data & tech fluency for employees.
  • Since 2016, we have supported over 12,000 people maximise their professional potential through our programmes.

The role

Corndel has grown rapidly since its inception in 2016 through high-quality leadership and digital training programmes for the UK’s largest corporates, funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Our next-stage growth plans include expanding our products and solutions to meet large corporate leadership and data training needs on a global scale. Corndel will lead the training industry with innovative, high-impact, best-in-class programmes and products.

As Director, Commercial Strategy, you will develop the strategic plan and business model that drives accelerated growth of our fast-growing commercial training business, Corndel Advance. You will report to the Managing Director of Corndel Advance, and work closely with the Chief Revenue Officer, the Chief Executive Officer, and the wider Corndel senior leadership on all aspects of the strategy and execution.

This is the opportunity for a strategy expert to apply their skills and experience to a high-growth business creating a positive social impact. You will be at the forefront and empowered to deliver our plans.

Pathways from this role could lead to other strategic initiatives across Corndel and routes into our leadership team.

Responsibilities Include

  • Develop and deliver the Corndel Advance business strategy and plan, working closely with Corndel’s senior leadership team.
  • Create the detailed business case and plan and implement commercial strategies focused on accelerating growth
  • Create and execute strategic plans on product development and business development, and go-to-market strategies
  • Mobilise a cross-functional project team and lead the execution of the strategy.
  • Drive a strategic vision to the launch of new products and solutions.
  • Work collaboratively across the business to generate commercial growth.

Experience And Skills


  • Strategic thinker with the ability to be able to help turn strategy into reality.
  • Confident developing a commercial/financial business case.
  • Experience of leading innovative projects or programmes.
  • Intellectually curious and excited by the potential of technology to enhance education and training.
  • Collaborative, team worker, comfortable working in a matrix structure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Thrives working at pace and to deadlines.
  • Exhibits high energy and commitment.
  • Passionate about the power of education and training.


  • Professional services / consultancy trained.
  • Familiar with business-to-business corporate sales.
  • Knowledge and experience of leading educational technology and tools.
  • Experience of workforce and people development in large corporate settings.
  • Knowledge and experience of digital transformation.

Why join Corndel?

  • We’re a fast-growing, forward-thinking business that thrives on giving our people the opportunity to make big contributions to our collective success.
  • We're committed to having a fully inclusive, welcoming and safe culture and always striving to improve.
  • We provide an environment that is truly flexible and supportive, somewhere you will have autonomy over your role.
  • We're a leader in our field, with quality and excellence at the heart of what we do.

As part of our commitment to create an inclusive workplace where all colleagues can be their true selves, excel in their roles and progress in their careers, we recognise the importance of embracing the diversity in the working population and making Corndel a fully accessible employer.

As Corndel is a Disability Confident Employer, we make sure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job will be offered an interview. If you would like to be considered under this scheme, when submitting your application, please
select the appropriate option to let us know that you have a disability. Please note this does not mean that all disabled people are entitled to an interview, in some recruitment situations such as peak times, we might need to limit the overall numbers of interviews we offer.

If you have a disability that might affect any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know about any help or reasonable adjustments you need before any interview or assessment. We’ll work with you to make sure any appropriate support is in place and make the application process a more positive experience.

Corndel is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment practices, and will undertake pre-employment checks on the successful candidate, including Enhanced DBS Disclosure and a Barred List Check.

For more information contact will.underwood at

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