Commercial Manager – Exams at British Council of Nigeria

Commercial Manager – Exams at British Council of Nigeria – Here are the requirements and how to apply for the position of Commercial Manager – Exams in the ongoing British Council of Nigeria job recruitment.

Commercial Manager – Exams at British Council of Nigeria – About Position

The British Council is the UK’s global establishment for cultural relations and educational openings. They establish friendly knowledge and comprehension between the people of the UK and other nations. They do this by ensuring a positive contribution to the UK and the nations they work with – transforming lives by creating chances, building connections and engendering trust.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops Country BD & Sales Strategy cross product/segment
  • Supports Director Exams in Exams business plan country actions to meet (monthly, quarterly, annual) agreed targets.
  • Contributes to the development and delivery of customized, local business development initiatives
  • Pull together the Commercial picture, shortlists opportunities and validate, monitor & report on pipeline plan and performance.
  • Put in place right technical support and contract management for large scale tenders working with Regional Commercial Manager (when applicable)
  • Monitor and make recommendations for pricing strategy.  Monitor the economic environment and FX changes.
  • Work with local finance team on analysis
  • Develop and support venue strategy and management.  Provide technical support to the Operations Planning team.

Market & Customer Intelligence:

  • Pulls together and provides Customer and Market intelligence to identify opportunities and works to prioritize lead generation
  • Assesses and develops footprint strategy (what/where/when/who) and handover to Head of Operations Keeps updated and has extensive knowledge of the market from both a supply and demand perspective.

Winning Business:

  • Analyses clients’ needs and tailors value propositions with expert support where needed.
  • Advises and enables country commercial to pursue key commercial activities and removes obstacles. Highlights any issues of non-compliance
  • Develops tangible income-generating plans and opportunity shortlist based on market intelligence and Marketing Insights / Analytics.
  • Develops proposals and large scale tenders  drawing from Regional Commercial Development Manager
  • Put in place the Global Demand Planning framework in Country & embeds consistent, effective Demand Planning practices integrated with Operations and adjacent supporting functions;
  • Oversees capacity fill and requirements to increase Deman.

Account & Stakeholder Management:

  • Identifies and shares examples of process/procedural best practices with colleagues in the country/region to drive continuous improvement in key account management and stakeholders.

Analysis & Reporting:

  • Undertakes Commercial and demand reporting to the Region
  • Provides B2B / Sales forecast at the cluster level actively manages pipeline and drives demand in the year and for the following year.

Leadership & Management:

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  • Motivates and encourages team performance.
  • Plans and prioritizes the country’s operational activities, and supports team development towards effective business development
  • Shares intelligence and ideas with Country Exams lead and Regional colleagues Key Relationships:


  • Exams Operational Teams, Business Development Managers Head of Business Development, Director Exams, Country Director and Senior Leadership Team
  • Regional Commercial Manager  Customer Services Finance Exams Regional Management Team
  • Other Nigeria SBUs
  • Country / Regional / Global Marketing
  • Global Exams Product teams
  • Status and Tax Project Team.


  • Country and Regional (B2B/C/G) partners, agencies, receiving organizations (RO’s), regulators and key partners in BC tests.

Job Requirements

  • Degree in any subject or relevant qualification

Role Specific Knowledge & Experience:
Minimum / Essential:

  • Commercial and financial planning experience and experience working in a relevant field Significant experience of conducting demand planning processes and pipeline management

Experience of:

  • 2 years pricing / commercial experience in a managerial capacity
  • 2 – 3 years Business Development experience in a managerial capacity
  • Contract management and developing bids, costing and pricing for large scale opportunities
  • Market research and horizon scanning of sector
  • Working with regulatory bodies and building and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and commercial acumen


  • Experience in exams setting (or services related field)
  • Experience in contract negotiation.

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How to apply for Commercial Manager – Exams at British Council of Nigeria

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Application Deadline

  • 19th January 2020

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