This role will be responsible for furthering Cambridge Press & Assessments engagement with both Education, PMO / CMO units at Central & State Governments, Government Departments & Education Units / Boards such as AICTE, CBSE, NTA, NCERT etc and with Non-Profit organisations / foundations such as Sri Aurobindo Society, Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation etc to achieve the following objectives :
1.Policy Advocacy & Influence Impact Education outcomes in India
2.Revenue Growth - Winning business from government sponsored projects
3.Managing engagements with a network of Funding organisations such as World Bank / ADB etc and Corporates to deploy project funds and CSR funds effectively.
The role will be a leadership role with a lean team to start with and will grow as business scales.
Policy Advocacy & Government Affairs :
Nurture strong relationships with key decision makers, influencers, policy makers, industry leaders and experts for policy advocacy
A very important accountability would be to manage the highest degree of propriety, ethics, integrity, business conduct and compliance while engaging with governments, government officials and any other entity engaged as a partner with Cambridge.
Work experience of 15 to 20 years in a similar role preferably in the Education Industry
but that is not a limitation.
Prior sales management experience at a Mid / Senior Management level
Adequate experience of working in the India Market and preferably in the Education
segment in addition.
Proven track record of delivering success in managing a Government business for
revenue, advocacy and impact
MBA in sales / marketing from a good institute preferred but not mandatory
First class leadership & interpersonal skills to lead, to inspire collaboration and to empower the team, and to influence stakeholders across the end to end value chain
Strategic thinking to contribute to the development and to shape an aligned sector level strategy
Strong Strategic and Business Management skills, Ability to work with and interpret Data,
Strong Business Development and Execution Skills, ability to multi-task and manage both
individual and team engagements.
Commercial skills to ensure that propositions profitably meet expectations
Analytical & data driven to enable hypotheses to be tested, to ensure that decisions are evidence based and key portfolio performance metrics are tracked
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) to convey strategy, knowledge and requirements and to persuade stakeholders and to provide clear and comprehensive direction and guidance to diverse / multi-disciplinary team members to ensure that deliveries are aligned to expectations and timelines
Good problem solving skills to overcome problems and resolve conflict quickly, including when under pressure
Emotional Intelligence & empathy to be able to read and resolve situations and resolve conflict
Organised and able to work to