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DATE ADDED: Sat 11/01/2020

Head Of Business Development

Teddington, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

**We have a vacancy for a well organised, enthusiastic Head of International Business Development to join us at the world's leading Music and Contemporary Arts Awarding Organisation – RSL, based in Teddington, South West London, with extensive international travel, as required.**

**Your new role:**

We are seeking an established Business Development/Sales Professional with extensive International experience to join our growing business and lead our team of International Business Development specialists.

Reporting to the Director of Business Development, the Head of International Business Development will manage the existing RSL International business, providing tactical support and strategic direction for our subsidiary companies, our team of Business Development Managers and their Country Representatives. The role will involve extensive international travel, and frequent non-regular hours, including evenings and weekends.

**Your responsibilities will include:**

- Work closely with our existing BD team and RSL overseas representatives to develop their businesses (approx 50 countries currently)
- Identify, assess and propose new global opportunities for the RSL qualifications product range
- Control costs in line with the International budget
- Coach, develop and mentor the International BD team, setting targets and monitoring performance
- Oversee the BD function of the overseas subsidiaries (India, Spain and China) with the relevant BDM, setting targets and monitoring performance accordingly
- Understand relevant academic rules, regulations and policies in each country
- Participate, as a key member of the RSL team, in the development and implementation of the strategic sales plan for the business, in support of the Director of BD

**The ideal Head of International Business Development:**

Demonstrable success in sales is a must for this challenging and exciting role as is the ability to mentor and develop our existing international team. A knowledge of the education sector or creative arts industries would be advantageous but a commitment to sales and a proven track record of success is of primary importance. You will also have:

- A degree level education
- Well-travelled with demonstrable experience of driving business growth internationally
- Able to identify and analyse market opportunities and develop appropriate business plans
- Demonstrable knowledge of long term project planning, monitoring and on-going business development
- Strong networking and excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening and the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, including public speaking
- Financially astute with excellent attention to detail

**About RSL**

RSL is a leading International Music, Performing Arts and Creative Media awarding organisation, based in South West London. We operate in over 45 countries around the world organising, assessing and certificating over 80,000 music and performing arts exams and vocational qualifications annually. These are supported by over 150 books in print, both online and in hardcopy format.

**Rewards & Benefits:**

In return for your hard work as our Head of International Business Development, you can expect to receive a competitive salary of circa £47,500 per annum, a generous holiday allowance and a great range of benefits.

**If you think you have the energy, enthusiasm and determination to succeed as our Head of International Business Development, click APPLY today!**

No terminology in this advert is intended to be deemed discriminatory. We are happy to accept applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
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