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Senior Business Development Manager, Executive Education, NUBS China

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Location:  Ningbo
Salary:  RMB 457,711 – RMB 546,531 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).
Closing Date:  Thursday 27 February 2020
Reference:  180776

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit a senior business development manager in Executive Education

Your Responsibility

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Identification of prospective executive education clients, 
  • Qualification and prioritisation of clients,
  • Identification of specific opportunities, 
  • Relationship management of current/prospective clients, 
  • Management of budgets and lower level business development staff.

About You

  • You should have a good understanding of corporate executive education,
  • You should have a proven track record of business-to-business sales and experience in international/multi-cultural environment(s).  
  • You should have excellent Chinese (putonghua) and English skills, both written and verbal.  

About Us

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 15 years.

As a key component of UNNC, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China is an integral part of the Nottingham University Business School awarding the same internationally recognized degrees offered by Nottingham in the UK. In operation for just over 10 years, NUBS China currently has approximately 2,800 students of which about 400 are enrolled in postgraduate programmes including a Ph.D. programme. It has a rapidly expanding international faculty of about 90, all based in Ningbo China and coming from 27 countries or so. The school is EQUIS accredited and is part of a university that is highly rated and is seeking to improve further its ranking among the world’s top research and teaching universities. NUBS China focuses its efforts around the three "I"s-International, Innovative, and Interactive. Since 2011, NUBS China has rapidly progressed towards an increasing focus on high impact research, customized executive education, and high quality teaching.

NUBS China is expanding its executive education activity based on a strong track record of success in providing high value customised programmes in areas such as globalisation and leadership.  The Senior Business Development Manager will play a key role in building NUBS Executive Education business in China as well as cooperating with NUBS in the UK and Malaysia. This is a new post arising out of the Executive Education Strategy of NUBS China and the importance of business development to the success of this strategy. The Senior Business Development Manager is responsible for developing new business with executive education clients and growing existing relationships. These clients include both domestic and foreign companies in China, as well as global clients working together with other campuses.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

This is a permanent post that you will be offered a fixed term contract initially of 2 years with University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from February 2020 or as soon as thereafter. This contract can be extended on an indefinite basis based on mutual agreement. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. You will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including accommodation allowance, insurances, schooling support, home flight, relocation and repatriation support, and paid annual leave. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system before 27 February 2020 at:

Only on-line applications made at ( ) will be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to interview and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.


Informal enquiries regarding these vacancies may be addressed to Professor Martin LockettDean of Nottingham University Business School China at email: If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: +86 (0) 574 8818 0000-8524.  

Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

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