Full-Time Senior International Business Development Manager

Full-Time Senior International Business Development Manager.

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Job Description.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led University, with a proud heritage of academic endeavour and social impact, grounded in its eight faculties. It employs over 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Whilst we remain firmly committed to our regional community, we are determined to deliver against ambitious international strategic priorities, the major objective of this exciting opportunity.

The Opportunity.

Reporting to the Deputy Director International Marketing and Business Development, the Senior International Business Development Manager will work closely with the Faculty Dean, Associate Deans and the Director and Deputy Director International Office to develop and implement strategies to achieve the University’s internationalisation goals, including international student recruitment targets.

The Senior International Business Development Manager will work to build and manage key relationships with Agents and partner institutions, identify business opportunities, negotiate and close articulation agreements and other institutional arrangements and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions and trends.

The role provides leadership and support towards the priority recruitment strategies of the IO’s stretagic plan including transnational Education (TNE) and Postgraduate Taught programmes (PGT)

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong track record of leadership and stakeholder management, together with a commitment to results-oriented, collaborative and evidence-based ways of working. You will have experience of strategic marketing and recruitment in the tertiary education environment, identifying particular targets and working with academics, profiling their programmes of study, combined with customer relationship management, and having the professionalism to represent the University internationally. Candidates will need to be experienced in data analysis and reporting, as there will be a requirement to report on student recruitment data extensively. You will model and encourage behaviours aligned to the development and maintenance of a culture that is inclusive, flexible and encourages excellence. Proactivity, energy and efficiency will be key, as will an ability to inspire confidence and respect while working effectively with different groups of people and cultures. Must be able to work offshore, do domestic travel and work evenings and weekends when required. Functional proficiency in a foreign language would be an advantage but is not essential.