Business Development Manager

BD & Acct Management · Cairo, Cairo
Department BD & Acct Management
Employment Type Full-time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

Nexford University is looking for a Business Development Manager to lead the roll out of our 'Nexford for Business' program offerings in Egypt. If you're passionate about increasing access to high-quality yet affordable education to help bridge global skills gaps then this role may be for you. As one of the fastest growing tech-enabled American universities operating 100% online, we’re looking for an innovative and strategic thinker who wants to join a mission-driven organization that uniquely combines the best of startup world and higher education.


The Business Development Manager at Nexford University will lead on building and executing our B2B strategy with a focus predominantly on the MENA region. The Business Development Manager will initiate and manage partnerships with a wide range of employers and other strategic partners, supported by local team members. Your goal will be to help organizations up-skill and re-skill their workforces, as well as build future talent pools in partnership with Nexford University.


You will be an accomplished business development and account management expert, with minimum 5 years of experience in selling educational offerings to employers across emerging markets. You will have strong experience in generating and closing partnerships and manage accounts with organizations of different sizes. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of both revenue generation as well as strategic partnerships and will demonstrate the creativity and autonomy necessary to establish a thriving portfolio of B2B and B2B2C focused partnerships across multiple markets. 


This role is a high-profile external-facing position that has a high level of reputational responsibility. It requires developed account management skills and the ability to drive cross-functional working internally. The Business Development Manager will need to be able to think creatively to craft partnerships that meet organization and partners’ objectives and deliver ambitious revenue and reputational targets. 

Key responsibilities:


  • Lead the development, implementation, and delivery of our B2B strategy
  • Generate key strategic employer partnerships and manage existing ones
  • Identify partnership opportunities and pursue them in collaboration with NXU's marketing team
  • Build strong market insights to help shape and refine product development, based on demand insights
  • Manage key accounts and build out a future team once a portfolio of B2B partnerships are active
  • Spending time in-market building local networks in markets such as GCC + Egypt


Ideal Candidate profile 


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred 
  • Prior experience in the higher education or skills training sector
  • 5+ years of prior work experience in Account Management, Partnership Development, with a strong focus on Business Development 
  • Strong market knowledge and experience in doing business across emerging economies
  • Well-established networks and industry contacts (with large corporates) to deliver on ambitious growth targets
  • Experience in approaching, and communicating with senior-level executives across diverse organizations  
  • Experience with the development and execution of partnership agreements  


Compensation and Benefits 


  • Work at a company with a social mission where you can make a real difference in the world 
  • Market competitive base salary with attractive bonus structure
  • 15 days paid vacation leave + 12 days paid sick leave
  • 12 paid days annually for professional development
  • 50% discounted tuition on all Nexford courses and degree programs (for you and your family)
  • A friendly global team
  • Majority remote work
  • Company mobile & laptop
  • Stock options 
  • Modern collaboration tools 
  • An entrepreneurial and highly stimulating environment 
  • An environment where you will be technically and intellectually challenged


About Nexford University

Nexford University is a next-generation university based in Washington DC offering a competency-based learning model. Nexford’s mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility by providing an affordable high-quality education that will positively impact millions of lives around the world.

Nexford offers the following degrees and certificates: Associate of Applied Science in Business (AAS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), MBA, nine undergraduate certificates and three graduate certificates in the field of business. Nexford provides learners with a fully online global education based on mastery of competencies relevant in the workplace. A global team of faculty and advisors support learning and professional success through the innovative use of technology, such as AI and machine learning.

We believe that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution is a more innovative and successful one and, at Nexford University, we strive to build teams and foster a work environment that reflects our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As part of this commitment, we recognize that an individual’s value and contributions extend beyond just technical skills. If your experience is close to what you see listed, please consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills—when coupled with passion, curiosity, and a can-do attitude—are keys to excellence; therefore, we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.  

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  • Location
    Cairo, Cairo
  • Department
    BD & Acct Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor