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Business Relationships Manager

Business Relationships Manager

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Alternatives is delighted to be working with a multinational professional services organisation to hire a Business Relationships Manager for Ireland, sitting within the relationships team.

This is a permanent full-time position, working a hybrid model in Dublin 1 with a competitive salary and great benefits.

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, you’ll be involved in the following:

  • Contributes to the development of engagement plans for education partnerships in order to deliver agreed KPIs and outcomes
  • Identifies and progresses opportunities to grow the business through education partnerships ensuring a clear and mutually beneficial proposition
  • Using agreed criteria, identifies and proposes target education providers based on an understanding of potential contribution
  • Work with relevant internal stakeholders to develop and deliver a plan of business development activity for designated education partners
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with education partners in order to build an ecosystem and to deliver agreed KPIs and outcomes
  • Plan and actively manage multi-level relationships for existing and potential education partners
  • Work with partners to ensure that global solutions, content and expertise are leveraged and consistently implemented
  • Promote products and services to partners, encouraging take-up through presentations and other activities
  • Work with education partners to ensure readiness for changes to the products and services
  • Supports education partners with processes including accreditation in order to develop engagement and improve performance.

The Candidate:

  • Educated at least to degree level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience in business development and business-to-business relationship management, ideally in an education environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build long term, high quality, trusted relationships
  • Skilled networker and prospector with strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
  • Highly motivated, proactive and enthusiastic
  • Able to plan, manage and work on own initiative to deliver results within strict deadlines and budgets
  • Global perspective – experience of working in or with an international organisation.


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