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Pay Band: 6 (from CNY 12,000 per month)
Location: Shanghai, China
Contract Type: Indefinite
Closing Date: Monday, 27 November 2023- 23:59 China Time (GMT +8)
The purpose of this role is to identify, pursue and convert opportunities for China Exams intobusiness to meet agreed targets and deliver on ambitions to grow the China Exams business at scale.
The role works as part of the China Business Development team and has a strong focus onbusiness pursuit across the Exams product portfolio to develop services, offers and solutions tomeet the needs of specific B2B/G (business to business and business to government) market segments.
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
Identify and pursue new business opportunities in target markets and according to Business Development team priorities in order to meet all agreed business performance targets.
Convert short-list opportunities into new business
Generate new leads through proactive networking/relationship development
Analyse customer needs and ensure effective communication with prospective customers throughout the sales process
Develop value propositions and customer proposals with support from Commercial, Academic support, Operations and other teams as needed
Develop tender submissions
Work to defined business pursuit standards, processes and frameworks
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the Exams product portfolio and communicate services accurately and professionally to customers and partners
Plan, coordinate and organise contact with stakeholders in key client/partner organisations, e.g., meetings, conference slots, sending targeted marketing or thought leadership materials etc. in liaison with Marketing team
Conduct research, into business activities, challenges and key personnel in target customer/ partner organisations to support developing new business
Market & customer intelligence
Collect, report and use customer/ market intelligence to inform business pursuit strategiesand plans
Provide input into market intelligence activities, innovation and business developmentplans and targets
Use a range of standard processes and techniques to carry out routine research and analysis of actual or potential customer/audience trends, e.g., customer segmentation, demographic profiling, competitor tracking and measurement of market share.
Brand/product knowledge & promotion
Maintain an up-to-date and sound overview of the portfolio of British Council products, programmes and services to provide informed business development support to internal colleagues and ensure the British Council brand is promoted accurately and professionally in any communications with actual/prospective customers and partners
Analysis and Reporting
Record, analyse and report on operational activity levels and performance data to support senior managers in making business decisions that respond to operational needs.
Contribute data as required to enable the development and distribution of high quality, customer and market-focused marketing collateral
Leadership & management
Prioritise work activities from long terms plans into day-to-day activities
Build relationships and use influence to work with others internally to grow the business
Active involvement and alignment with EA Regional Exams business development initiatives, agreed ways of working and standards.
Role specific knowledge and experience:
Experience working in a compliant and regulated environment
Experience of building relationships, identifying needs and enhancing opportunities with key accounts, clients and stakeholders
Experience of working with UK awarding bodies
Market intelligence and horizon scanning
Relevant work experience
Language: Fluent spoken and written Chinese
Additional job requirements: National travel and some weekend/evening working required.
International travel as required. All travel to be planned according to Covid-19 controls and British Council travel policy.
Condition of Employment:
Applications are welcomed from candidates currently in this location with a natural right to work.
Applications are also welcomed from candidates currently based in other British Council country offices. However, please note candidates must have a natural right to work in the country, on a permanent basis, as immigration clearance and/or on-going visa support is not provided by the British Council for this role. Relocation support is also not provided.
Annual Leaves (on a pro-rata basis if the service period is less than one full year); public holidays
Statutory benefits: national social insurance benefits and housing fund
Other benefits: commercial insurance package including accidental insurance, life insurance, and supplementary medical insurance
13th month salary: staff who pass the probation and work for minimum of 6 months in a year will be entitled to annual bonus in December
Performance-related pay: paid annually according to relevant performance review scheme
Professional development opportunities
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
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