CU Education Services

Regional Business Development Manager - Asia – Singapore Hub


Job Responsibilities

Specifically the Regional Business Development Manager will:
Manage the following activities across the region:

- Develop new business opportunities for the University
- Coordinate Research projects with education and commercial entities
- Develop PSE and CPD opportunities.
- Academic Partnership development
- Enterprise & Innovation including the creation and commercialisation of IP.
- Alumni Activities
- Guide the localisation of the Coventry University offer and approach, so that it is appropriate for each market, without losing the essence of the Coventry brand and what it stands for.
- Drive regional business development, with the ability to go to market, lead negotiations and exploit opportunities across the range of the university’s activities.
- Have a good oversight of relevant trends and activities in the region with the influence, presence and contacts to get things done locally.
- Initiate and build collaborative, value adding relationships and partnerships with appropriate external organisations to assist long-term knowledge transfer.
- Take ownership and responsibility of staff development, from initial selection through to ongoing performance reviews and active career development.
- AND such other duties as are within the scope and spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and its grading.


- Bachelor level qualification or equivalent
- 10+ years’ experience as a senior leader, most recently within Higher Education.
- Exceptional performance within a fast-paced public or private Higher Education environment.
- An evidence-based history of effective networking both domestically and internationally across the HE sector
- Significant experience, knowledge and understanding of HE in the UK and Asia, including the specific motivations of adult learners.
- Professional leadership, both strategic and operational, with proven strategic planning capability and achievement of results.
- Proven record of supporting and managing sustained growth and delivering commercial targets.
- Evidence of building partnerships and specific evidence of collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams.
- A developmental and coaching approach to developing new services, resolving issues, removing barriers and improving performance.
- Proven interpersonal skills to work with colleagues at all levels of an organisation in a matrix structure and the ability to develop strong working relationships with senior stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate highly complex, sensitive or contentious information orally or in writing to a range of audiences, up to and including Board level.
- Ability to analyse and interpret highly complex information and act appropriately.
- Strong problem solving skills.
- Ability to plan, manage, adjust and deliver complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders and a broad range of activities, to tight deadlines.
- Fluent in English and Mandarin
- Willingness to travel internationally
- A commitment to people development and the organisational values and behaviours that underpin the way senior managers operate and behave.
- Supportive, yet challenging.
- Accessible and receptive to new ideas.

- Masters level qualification or equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and membership of professional bodies. Formal leadership qualification.
- 5+ years’ experience as a senior leader, most recently in the education technology industry or online Higher Education program management.
- Proven interpersonal skills to work effectively with colleagues of partner organisations and the ability to develop strong working relationships with their senior stakeholders.
- Other regional languages.

About the Organization

CU Education Services is Coventry Unversity Singapore Hub and we are part of Coventry University Group. Coventry University is forward thinking, proactive and unique institution which is undertaking a huge transformation; one that is seeing the University significantly rise in a number of UK and Worldwide Higher Education league tables. Our strategy to 2021 and beyond will enhance our position as a leading provider of innovative education globally.

We have partnerships with academic institutions around the world, giving international students the opportunity to study a Coventry University qualification in their own country. We operate teaching programmes abroad for over 12,000 students at 14 different locations. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of the most coveted accolades in UK business, in recognition of our international growth and success. We are one of only a select few higher education institutions to receive this award.

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