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Transquisite Consulting Recruiting (2 New Positions)

Date Posted: 19/Feb/2014
Deadline: 03/Mar/2014

Business Development and Relationship Manager

Description :

The role of the Business Relationships Manager is to support the strategic objectives and initiatives set in place globally and nationally, by identifying, building and strengthening the network of learning providers and educational institutionsThe BRM will also ensure that the brand's growth in Nigeria is sustainable, and to develop the reputation and position as a strong choice of qualification to enhance employability, in conjunction with the Country Manager and the Education & Learning Manager. This will be done by ensuring increasing brand awareness and recognition and engagement with relevant stakeholders such as Universities, Polytechnics and learning providers to ultimately achieve conversion to membership. 

This role will be ideal for someone who is a chartered accountant but working in a banking or finance sector in a relationship, sales, and business development or marketing role


Qualifications :

As a minimum, part qualified accountant and/or relevant degree holder, or equivalent, and have relevant work experience in development, promotion and delivery of training. An experience is sales & marketing will be an advantage. Have practical experience of managing projects, preferably within an educational or training environment. Possess an innovative and imaginative approach to education and teaching methodologies and issues. Be adept at building and maintaining relationships, and communicating clearly both orally and in writing. Be able to demonstrate an strong knowledge of the professional business and educational environment Show an awareness of, and interest in, the changing environment of accountancy training and education worldwide Strong analytical, interpersonal and networking skills. Able to work independently as well as part of a national and regional team. This position will require significant travel throughout Nigeria, including overnight stays for a period of time. This role would be ideal for a candidate who has worked as a Client Relationship Manager, Marketer, Relationship Manager with good business development skills and has an accountancy educational background and/or accreditation


Education and Learning Development Manager

Description :

The Education & Learning Manager will be responsible for developing business and maintaining relationships with universities and Approved Learning Providers (ALPs) Specifically, the job will deliver:Increased number of universities with accredited programs and schools with Foundations in Accountancy (FIA) embedded into their curriculumsIncreased number of Computer Based Exam (CBE) centres in the country Increased numbers of university students and graduates registeringImproved conversion ratesProgress with recognition among university studentsThe role requires significant collaboration with universities’ leadership (Deans or Heads of faculties), ALPs, Education Team based at central headquarters (CHQ) and Head of Education and Development for West Africa.Key Responsibilities:Develop and implement a nation-wide plan to grow the number of accredited universities which will overtime provide quality tuitionIncrease the number of exemptions within selected universities in key states in Nigeria , support them in the accreditation process and, by definition, recruitment of studentsIncrease the number of colleges with FIA embedded programs and, by definition, increase the number of A Level students for the FiA programme Secure at least one CBE centre in each key state in NigeriaAssume ownership for all key university relationships in Nigeria with the target of growing the number of local students and graduates progressing through the qualification.Build awareness of the brand and value proposition within this key stakeholder group Improve quality tuition at the accredited universities focussing on actively engaging professors to attend “train the trainers” initiativesNegotiate marketing activities and plans and incorporate promotional ideas into university and learning provider plansWork with the media to ensure the accreditation is taken into consideration in education rankingsPromote the job fairs and other events and workshops at major universities. Put in place improved channels of communication between the Learning Directorate and key universities and other relevant stakeholdersDevelop network of ALPs in Nigeria and ensure that outstanding service and support is provided to themProvide ALPs with information on changes or updates to administration processes related the qualificationsCo-operate closely with ALPs on qualifications promotion. Participate in ALPs presentations for students Monitor ALPs performance in order to ensure the highest standards of tuitionProvide a key point of communication and dialogue with ALPs for the introduction of e-AssessmentOtherWork very closely with the Head of Nigeria to provide vital contributions to business plans, budgets and forecastsPrepare required reports and informationKey Metrics:This role will report directly to Head of Nigeria (and have a dotted reporting line to the Head of Education & Development, West Africa),have direct reports and be expected to work with all other staff in the Nigeria officeThe role is accountable for developing and implementing a nation-wide plan for the University landscape as well as for supporting ALPs


Qualifications :

Be a qualified accountant, or equivalent, and have substantial relevant work experience in development, promotion and delivery of accountancy training. Show an awareness of, and interest in, the changing environment of accountancy training and education worldwide A solid understanding of the issues and challenges facing education systems in Nigeria, ideally, within the University landscape Possess an innovative and imaginative approach to education and teaching methodologies and issues. • Have proven experience and success in developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders • Experience of successfully operating in a B2B professional environment • Have practical experience of managing projects, preferably within an educational or training environment • Be able to work under pressure, on own initiative and within agreed budgets • Be able to demonstrate well developed written and verbal communication skillS. 

This role would be ideal for a Lecturer that is also a chartered accountant


How to Apply:

Send CV/Resume to [email protected]

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