Business Development Manager

University of Leeds
May 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099 to £44,263
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Business Development Manager

Salary Grade 7 (£ 37,099 – £ 44,263 p.a.) depending on experience

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have the business acumen, experience, and entrepreneurial mind set to deliver commercial growth and revenue generation for our Custom Specific Programme Business?

This is a newly created opportunity for a Business Development Manager to join the Leeds University Business School's Executive Education team. A key role, it will require leveraging a ‘consultative sales' approach to understand the needs of organisations and tailor suitable solutions that align with the specific objectives and challenges of client organisations. It requires being skilled in developing key relationships with business leaders from both corporate and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This will need effective communication skills, strong business acumen, and working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure client satisfaction. You will work closely with potential clients to understand and define their specific staff development needs and translate these into impactful Executive Education solutions. In coordination with the Senior Director for Executive Programmes and faculty members, you will be responsible in ensuring that client requirements are translated into high-level programme specifications, designs, and business proposals.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Executive Education's Custom Programme business stream. Reporting to the Senior Director for Executive Programmes, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and expanding the Custom Programme business, by aligning the business development activities with the Executive Education strategy, goals and revenue targets.

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    If you are interested in this opportunity, apply today.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Tone Vaduthala, Senior Director of Executive Programmes, Executive Education

    Email: [email protected]


    Catherine Tristan, Director of External Engagement, Leeds University Business School

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Business School/Institute: Executive Education Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2024 Reference: BUSEE1001 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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