EF Education First

Business Development Manager

3+ months agoRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Title: Business Development Manager – Saudi Arabia
Location: Riyadh

Reports To: President Middle East – EF Corporate Solution & Hult Ashridge

Salary: Competitive salary, plus bonus


The Opportunity 

Hult Ashridge Executive Education (AEE) is looking for a Business Development Manager, focused on selling our full executive education offering to Middle East based clients. This is an exciting opportunity to play a role in the continued rapid growth across all parts of the AEE Sales function.



As Business Development Manager, your responsibilities will initially include, but not be limited to:


  • Identifying and proactively acquiring new Saudi and Middle East based clients, predominantly for the customized Client Solutions part of the business. Including prospecting, developing and closing clients, accounting for all phases of the sales process.
  • You will generate revenue while developing insight into a fast-growing, international business, working often with high-profile corporate clients. This will need a rapid understanding of and familiarity with the full portfolio of products, the existing booking systems, pricing parameters and underlying sales principles in use.
  • Additionally, qualifying and following up leads received by AEE.
  • Attend client meetings and develop business in the interests of AEE.
  • Develop and maintain a personal network internally at AEE as well as externally with Clients, predominantly at senior executive level.
  • As a member of the AEE sales team, participate in the implementation of the global strategic sales objectives and contribute to identifying and implementing continual process and practice improvements.


Essential skills and experience


  • Proven track record in a proactive sales environment. From the executive education or training sector is a plus
  • Previous experience of consultative/relational selling approaches
  • Commercial acumen
  • Strong experience developing and maintaining client relationships that sustain results
  • Confident decision maker
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Familiarity with the use of CRM systems/Salesforce
  • University graduate
  • Fluency in English; other language skills are a plus


Personal Attributes


You are ambitious, highly competitive and a constant over-achiever. Your energetic, positive and professionally passionate. You are self-motivated and have an entrepreneurial spirit. You thrive under pressure and in a target driven environment. You have solid influencing skills, strong presence and an ability to develop long lasting business relationships. You’re a fast learner and like action. You have a passion for executive education.


About us

Hult Ashridge Executive Education (providing leadership development and training) is - together with EF Corporate Solutions (providing language learning solutions for companies and governments) - the B2B division of EF Education First. Our B2B division helps over 2,500 companies around the world to strengthen and enhance their leadership and communication abilities. For more information, have a look at https://www.hult.edu/en/executive-education/ and https://www.ef.com/wwen/corporate/

EF Education First is a global leader in international education, with a 50-year mission of opening the world through language learning, educational travel, cultural exchange, and academic study. We help people of all ages and nationalities become better citizens of the world. Though we’re located in 600 offices and schools across 50 countries, we work together as one team to transform people’s lives through memorable educational experiences. Visit https://careers.ef.com

When you join Hult Ashridge Executive Education and the wider EF Group, you join a multicultural and diverse community. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about - we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. AAE and EF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and belonging across race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background, age, religion, parental status, identity, experience and everything else that makes you unique.

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