Business Manager for an international educational institution - Salary: €100k - Marbella, Spain

Berlin  - Permanent

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Job description


Our partner is an interntional university providing a new kind of learning experience based on an advanced curriculum, cutting-edge technology and a unique living environment.


Their Core Mission: Fostering the education and development of new generations of leaders in Business, Politics and Advertising all around the world.



Job Description

As General Manager you supervise and control all strategic and business aspects of the institution. Your main responsibilities are to give a proper strategic direction as well as to create a vision for future success.

On a daily basis you enhance the company’s cash flow while keeping the human factor in mind.



Your Challenges

  • Developing and executing a strategic plan to achieve sales targets and expand the customer base
  • Leading and motivating subordinates to advance employee engagement
  • Developing a high performing managerial team
  • Overseeing daily operations of the company and the work of executives (IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance, HR, etc.)
  • Taking financial decisions to advance the business and increase profits
  • Enforcing adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics
  • Reviewing financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements
  • Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders
  • Acting as a point of contact for shareholders and shareholder’s representatives
  • Analysing problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions
  • Participating in industry-related events or associations that will enhance the organisation's reputation
  • Identifying new business opportunities
  • Designing and implementing business strategies, plans, and procedures
  • Establishing policies that promote company culture and vision
  • Evaluating performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Assisting in fundraising ventures


Profile

Your Profile


  • Language skills: proficient level in English and Spanish (C1-C2)
  • 4-10 years of professional experience in international business development
  • 4 years of management experience (as General Manager or in other senior managerial position)
  • Master's degree in Business Administration or another relevant field
  • Knowledge managing finances and financial planning
  • Knowledge of the educational sector
  • Ability to raise funds from private, state, and national sources (= experience in fundraising ventures)
  • Experience building a business
  • Knowledge of the legal system and administration in Spain
  • Experience working for globally recognizable companies
  • Strong understanding of performance management principles
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities and to convert challenges into innovative solutions


Your mindset

  • You don't struggle seeing the big picture and working towards it.
  • You like going on business travels 50% of your time (don't worry, the company adapts to the COVID-19 situation).
  • You have the spirit of an entrepreneur with outstanding organizational and leadership skills.
  • You have no problem relocating to Marbella.


What You Get

  • Competitive salary as well as the opportunity to get shares and a bonus (to be discussed depending on profile)
  • Office 5 minutes by car from the beach
  • Opportunity to make a change


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