Thursday , May 23 2024

Wits Careers – Senior Account Executive

Website University of the Witwatersrand

Job Description:

WBS Executive Education invites talented, qualified and self-driven individuals with a proven sales track record or background to apply for the position of Senior Account Executive that is currently vacant. The incumbent will report directly to the Director: Executive Education.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement sales strategies to achieve monthly and annual sales targets;
  • The incumbent is required to undertake administrative responsibilities, and to work closely with the director, operations manager, executive relationship managers, faculty and marketing department, on a regular basis.
  • Handling requests concerning the customisation of programmes to suit client needs;
  • Engaging with blue-chip companies to offer WBS programmes and develop best practice education solutions;
  • Handling initial client contact and based on his/her knowledge of the WBS programmes, makes recommendations as to the level and nature of the programme to meet client needs;
  • The management of client relationships and acquisition of new corporate clients;
  • Taking responsibility for networking and introducing the WBS Executive Education’s full range of products and services to increase profitability;
  • Lead business development team on requests from both existing and potential clients to ensure a healthy and sustainable relationship
  • Prepare, price and present proposals including project scope and timeline in response to client requests of business leads.
  • Interact with WBS Marketing to develop relevant marketing collateral that best advances Business Development goals;

Job Requirements:

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Knowledge of the Higher Education environment
  • At least 8 – 10 years’ proven track record in a business development or senior account executive role, preferably within the higher education sector.
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Business writing skills
  • Curriculum /course development skills
  • Networking skills
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the various bodies and stakeholders
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements
  • Database skills
  • Managing people
  • An appropriate undergraduate or honours degree
  • Team player
  • Target and results driven
  • Knowledge of the business environment
  • Knowledge of the Skills Development environment

Job Details:

Company: University of the Witwatersrand

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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