Country Director, Greater China


China - Beijing, CN

Category:  Senior Management

Country Director – (China)

Fixed Term - 3 Years (renewable) 

Salary: Competitive

Location: Beijing


What it’s about

This role is to provide strategic leadership and management of the Cambridge English business and relationships in your territory.


What you’ll be doing


1. Strategy development

  • To lead the development of the Country Strategy in line with the Cambridge English global and regional strategy.
  • Delivering on growth targets within agreed budgets and being accountable for the Country level P&L.
  • As part of the senior management team of APAC, collectively responsible for the development of APAC regional strategy


2. Strategy Implementation

  • Leading the implementation of the strategy in territory covering all revenue generation activities (including business development and marketing), and working collaboratively with Regional Operations Head to ensure a fit for purpose distribution network is in place, together with sound post-sales and support activities (including assessment services, customer services, operations)
  • Operating within a matrix structure and working closely with colleagues in Cambridge.
  • Using regular market and customer insight to develop local product delivery capability to capture new revenue streams and increase the reach of Cambridge English in market.


3. Governance

  • Accountable for all compliance activities in country including QA, legal, premises, finance, risk management.


4. People management and development

  • Developing individual employees into a high performing team.


5. Relationship development

  • Accountable for the development of relationships with key stakeholders in the region including institutions, government and exam centres.


6. Regional ambassador

  • To be the regional ambassador for Cambridge Assessment – this will involve specialist knowledge about our markets, education, assessment and the wider-educational landscape.
  • Creating and maintaining high level relationships with internal stakeholders, being the voice of the customer and inputting into the overall Cambridge English strategy.


What we’re looking for:


1. Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level, relevant post graduate qualification (e.g. MBA) is desirable


2. Skills

  • Proven leadership and team building skills
  • Proven ability to operate at a strategic level
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Sound understanding of financial management and budgeting
  • The ability to use and interpret data as a basis of sound decision making


3. Experience

  • Knowledge of education systems and assessment
  • Building senior relationships and negotiating high value contracts
  • Regional leadership experience in an international organisation
  • Experience of managing own P&L
  • Past experience within the Education area internationally is desirable


4. Behaviours

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English (www.cambridgeenglish.org) is a division of Cambridge Assessment (www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk), a not-for-profit department of University of Cambridge. We develop and produce the most valuable range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English in the world. Over 5.5 million people in 130 countries take our exams every year. Around the world over 20,000 universities, employers, government ministries and other organisations rely on our exams and qualifications as proof of English language ability.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd Dec 2020


Please  upload your covering letter and CV for application.

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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