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Business Development Manager - Leading Education Technology Company (Melbourne)

By Life Skills Group

Published 20 August 2019 16.02 PM

The World Economic Forum has declared that wellbeing & social emotional learning is critical to meeting the skills’ needs of the 21st Century. 

At Life Skills Group our mission is to have social emotional and physical learning as valued within school communities as academic performance.

Our mission is to reach 30 million young people by 2020 through an interactive fun blended learning online platform and face to face programs for teachers and students.

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated business development manager with experience in SaaS sales, preferably EdTech, who is committed to making a difference in the lives of children, schools and families, and who loves working in a highly dynamic company..

This is a unique opportunity to join our team at Life Skills Group and be a catalyst in driving exponential growth. Is this you?

 

THE ROLE

  • Manage and build a pipeline of opportunities with schools, and identify strategic partnerships.

  • Work closely with schools in developing their strategic plans to assist with their wellbeing, as well as demonstrating new initiatives to schools we hope to partner with in the future.

  • Encourage schools to adopt Social and Emotional Learning in the classroom as a pivotal aspect to the curriculum.

  • Attend conferences and trade shows, representing Life Skills Group and promoting our approach at booths, speaking and panel events.

  • Support and assist potential new and established education partners over phone, in-person and via chat/email.

  • Listen to educators and student's feedback, and bring this data to our product team to inform how we develop and improve.

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 4+ years experience in SaaS sales (ideally EdTech, but other software industries considered).

  • Commanding desire to represent a growing brand, and bring our product and vision to other schools in K-6 education space

  • An excellent understanding of the primary school curriculum

 BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE:

  • A strong network of contacts in Primary Schools

  • Experience in identifying partnerships, and have strong relationship skills

  • Marketing and presenting skills: We'd love you to occasionally speak at events on our behalf.

ABOUT YOU:

  • You have remarkable interpersonal, high emotional intelligence, communication, organisation and persuasion skills.

  • You value building, maintaining and nurturing relationships with stakeholders    

  • You are resourceful and demonstrate a high level of self-motivation with the ability to work effectively as a team member and alone

  • You love exceeding targets and yet want to do something meaningful and make a difference

  • You have the ability to work directly with new and existing customers and provide them with confidence in your ability, passion and desire to meet and exceed their expectations

  • Respect working with CRM systems and understand the importance of these tools to your sales activities

  • You love travelling and driving from client to client to spread the word about our amazing company, but are also comfortable doing the same via phone or video conference where required

  • You are extremely comfortable in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and love solving problems, including the ability to bundle services and/or software applications together to meet the overall objectives of a customer

  • You love to meet deadlines and generally operate with a sense of urgency and expediency

  • You will possess, strong attention to detail

APPLY NOW

If you have what it takes to succeed at this rewarding challenge, and would like to wake up every morning knowing that you will be making a difference please send a cover letter and CV to jobs@lifeskillsgroup.com.au or upload your CV in the contact form.

PLEASE NOTE: Only successful applicants will be contacted

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Life Skills Group is Australia’s market leader in curriculum-based social emotional and physical learning programs for students and educators.

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