Manager - Germany, Switzerland and Central Europe

Location:  Cambridge, GB
Category:  Sales, Marketing and Publishing

Job Title:  Manager, Germany, Switzerland and Central Europe

Contract:  Fixed Term Contract to April 2019

Salary:      £32,100- £39,500

Location:  Cambridge


What it’s about

We are looking for a schools relationship Manager to be responsible for maintaining and growing Cambridge Assessment International Education in specific European countries. This is primarily in our schools’ markets and, where and when appropriate, our ministry relationships. This will be achieved by ensuring that our customers are well supported and, providing world-class service to our schools and other stakeholders. 


What you’ll be doing


You will be part of a team whose role is to develop business for Cambridge International in Europe.  You will have responsibility for a range of different countries including Germany and Switzerland.   The role will be varied and will involve supporting schools with the implementation of Cambridge qualifications such as Cambridge International AS and A Level and IGCSE. You will deliver presentations at events and conferences to promote Cambridge International qualifications and services.  You will work with existing schools to understand their development needs and to devise plans to meet those needs.


Core accountabilities


           Implementation of regional strategy, business development and customer relationships


  • To grow the market, primarily schools, within the country/region in line with the country / regional strategy and plans and in accordance corporate guidance/protocols.
  • To develop relationships with both new and existing Cambridge schools and associates in this location to ensure loyalty to Cambridge
  • To develop and maintain strong relationships with schools, relevant government departments of education, universities and other key stakeholders with the aim of supporting the continued growth of Cambridge in their location            
  • To maintain current details of relationships with school and other stakeholders on our CRM system and identify follow up actions when required.  


           Raising our profile in international education


  • Identify opportunities to build awareness for Cambridge products and services through active participation at educational seminars, conferences and other events and to plan, manage and implement such activities
  • To represent Cambridge at events such as exhibitions, seminars and conferences, making presentations, or delivering speeches, as required.


           Compliance with protocols


  • To ensure that all activities are completed in accordance with our group processes eg legal, financial, tax, HR and local policies and procedures expenses are recorded accurately and transmitted to Cambridge on time.


            Liaison with and support for regional and head office colleagues


  • To provide regular feedback to Cambridge sharing insight with a particular focus on changes in national education policy, media commentary, trends in requests from our schools, and competitor activity
  • To support and assist colleagues on compliance, inspections, registrations, new products and services, training, marketing, events, surveys and other school related issues. 


             Country/regional specific accountabilities


Build recognition in your location


  • Work with colleagues specialising in university relationships to help gain/ improve university recognition and to raise the profile of our programmes and qualifications in the tertiary education sector in this location.


   What we’re looking for


You will be an effective communicator, skilled in building relationships, and have credibility representing Cambridge International effectively with school principals, senior managers and teachers.  You will have knowledge of Cambridge International programmes, our competitors’ products, and the international education environment.   You will be a self-starter with a proactive approach to work.  You will be expected to work in close collaboration with colleagues from different parts of the organisation to help drive success. You must be educated to degree level or equivalent experience. 


Required Skills:

  • Ability to develop on-going relationships with our customers at a senior level as well as with other stakeholders.
  • Proven business development experience in international education. 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy and ensuring that schools receive a quick response to all correspondence.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Confident communication and presentation skills.
  • Good proven IT skills, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook.


Who we are


Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential. 


This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader in a key role and to develop your career in international education.



In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a superb range of benefits: 
• Generous contributory pension 
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme 
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers 
• Cycle scheme 
• Subsidised canteens 
• Support for professional qualifications 




Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer all our colleagues a range of flexible working options, which suit both the business and the employee. So please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 February 2018 and interviews will be held on 15 March 2018.

As part of your recruitment process you will be required to undergo a background screening. This will be carried out by our selected supplier, Credence Background Screening Limited. 

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