Strategic Partnership manager

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
08 Aug 2019
05 Sep 2019
Verity Slade
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a driven individual who thrives in problem solving and is passionate about being able to support our mission to make a positive impact in education. With a high level of negotiation skills, including a good understanding of solution selling, you will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to meet tight deadlines under pressure. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of driving new sales relationships and building long-term partnership opportunities within the Education sector. They will have an excellent understanding of how to effectively develop and managing a pipeline of prospects as well as a real aptitude for business development and account management. The role will involve: prospecting and qualifying new sales opportunities within schools and larger networks, such as Multi-Academy Trusts, teaching school alliances and local authorities; and negotiation with senior leaders including Heads of English and maths, Head teachers and Education Directors to grow our partnership network. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the below: -

* Sales focused KPI achievements
* Strong B2C Experience
* A self-starter who is driven to achieve the highest standards
* Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment
* Thrives in problem-solving, spotting challenges before they arise and proactively finding solutions
* Results driven with ability to cope with competing demand and changing priorities
* Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
* Collaborative working style and strong team player
* Capable of developing senior level relationships
* Can apply effective operational understanding and implementation to strategic thought
* Keenness to learn and seek expertise from across the board
* Personal values are aligned with those of Ark Curriculum Partnerships
* Experience of selling to schools and Multi-Academy Trust leaders
* Experience of devising and implementing customer focused solutions
* Maintain and develop prospect databases and sales pipelines, reporting on critical success factors
* Understanding of project management disciplines and governance
* Ability to use and analyse data to drive performance
* Leadership capability
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
* Confident interpersonal skills
* Experience of using CRM software (e.g.: Salesforce)
* Good IT skills, with specific skill in using Microsoft office applications and cloud-based systems (e.g.: Google Drives, Calendly, Teams, Office365, etc)
* Qualified to degree level (preferred)

If this role is of interest, please do apply ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience -They are looking to hold interviews on Thursday the 15th of August.

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