British Council Vacancy for Commercial Manager (Exams) – Nigeria

Commercial Manager (Exams) – Nigeria
RegionSub Saharan AfricaCountry / TerritoryNigeriaLocationAbujaDepartmentEnglish & ExamsJob CategoryExamsPay BandPay Band 7Vacancy Description Pay band: 7 / Remuneration: N13,410,959 per annum / Location: Abuja, Nigeria / Contract type: Indefinite (locally engaged contract) / Requirements:

Applicants must pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria / Closing date and time: 12 January 2020 (23:59 UK Time) 

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager in Nigeria within Exams. 

The Role:

Commercial Manager (Exams) 

The Location: 

Abuja, Nigeria 

The Role Purpose: 

The purpose of this role is to develop the 2-3 year Cluster/Large Country Commercial plan, drawing together Regional targets, market insights and market intelligence to agree priorities and focus with Country Business Development and input into the 3-5 year Regional Commercial Strategy.  This role is ultimately responsible for overseeing Demand Planning for the country, assessing and monitoring quality of pipeline fill, commercial viability, sales forecasting and capacity fill.  The role also ensures the development/tailoring of solutions/value propositions to meet market needs in conjunction with Country Operations Manager and Regional Commercial Manager.  Co-ordinates support for the development of large scale tenders and manages contract governance, where applicable.   Handles venue negotiation and pricing in country.

Role Requirements: 

  • Commercial & financial Planning experience and experience working in a relevant field
  • 2 years pricing / commercial experience in a managerial capacity      
  • 2 – 3 years Business Development experience in a managerial capacity      
  • Degree in any subject or relevant qualification advantageous
  • Significant experience of conducting demand planning processes and pipeline management
  • Demonstrable Business development experience 
  • Contract management and developing bids, costing and pricing for large scale opportunities
  • Market research and horizon scanning of sector
  • Working with regulatory bodies and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • Experience in contract negotiation
  • Experience in exams setting (or services related field) advantageous

Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification. 

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 

Commercial Manager Exams Nigeria Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 12 January 2020 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application’s chances of success.

About us: 

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