Business Development Manager


Dubai, AE

Category:  Education, Educational Projects and Contract Management

Business Development Manager, UAE, Kuwait and Oman

Permanent - full time  

Salary: Competitive

Location: Dubai, UAE


What it’s about

Reporting to the Regional Commercial Head, the Business Development Manager will be responsible for leading sales activities to support revenue growth with new and existing exam centres within the region.

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing the business plan for the countries in conjunction with the Regional Commercial Head and documenting detailed sales plans for each territory 
  • Driving the sales process from initiation to completion, organising and delivering promotional presentations, attending conferences, events and seminars, identifying and reporting new business opportunities and providing market intelligence.
  • Developing relationships with key stakeholders in the region including institutions, government and exam centres and maintaining specialist knowledge about our markets and the wider-educational landscape. 

What we’re looking for

You will be an experienced business development manager with proven experience of closing high value sales in the region. You will have excellent English communications skills least C1. You will have experience of successfully of building relationships and negotiating a wide range of B2B and B2G contracts. Knowledge of educational systems and assessment would be an advantage. 


Who we are

Cambridge English Language Assessment ( is a division of Cambridge Assessment (, 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 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 28th February 2019 and interviews will be held on 21st March 2019.


To find out more about this role please view the job description or to apply, please upload your covering letter and CV. 

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

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, 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 28/02/2019 and interviews will be held on 21/03/2019.

If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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