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Senior Business Development Manager

Education, Marketing & PR , Pharmaceutical, Senior Business Development Manager
Salary negotiable
Dubai, UAE
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We’re looking to recruit a Senior Business Development Manager with a background in the Education and Life Sciences sector

Reporting to the Regional Director for UAE, Oman and Bahrain (based in Dubai), you will work closely with UK education providers including Higher Education, Further Education, Boarding Schools and English Language Training providers to promote Northern Ireland as a study destination and a source country for transnational partnerships/collaborative projects. You will also work closely with the partner teams in the UK for both Education and Life Sciences to pull more UK companies to do business in the region

This will also involve providing support with conferences, exhibitions, VIP visit programmes and building a communications network across the GCC with other UK stakeholder groups, such as the Department of International Trade, the British Council, British Embassies and education and life sciences focused groups

You’ll be required to research, identify and advise on new market opportunities and initiatives in both sectors. For education - potential sources of funding for international students from Government, Institutional and Corporate sponsorship schemes and academic partnerships.  For life sciences – potential opportunities in the public and private healthcare landscape and potential partnerships

You’ll be required to work with teams back in the UK on a 2-year student recruitment strategy with a focus on Higher Education, Further Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Boarding and Edtech. Your local knowledge on this subject will be instrumental in the development of this strategy

Furthermore, you will carry out market research with a specific focus on education and life sciences companies, build excellent strong relationships with key stakeholders and promote both the UK education sector and life sciences sector in the region

Please read the requirements for this role carefully as only applications meeting all requirements will be considered

  • Degree in Marketing or Business
  • You will need experience of working within the education sector in the region having specific experience of student recruitment, the student visa process etc
  • Experience of working closely with education establishments
  • You must also have an understanding of the Life Sciences landscape in the GCC
  • Working knowledge of the UK education system
  • You will need to already be based in the UAE with a full UAE driving licence
  • Fluent in English, based in the UAE with a driving licence
  • You must hold a passport that enables you to travel freely throughout the GCC and to the UK.

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone.  If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. (SC)