Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.
Some of the skills and experience required for this post: Used to working independently in a ‘one to one’ or group situation with people at all levels of seniority and responsibility : Ability to credibly present to audiences of senior decision makers : Used to profit accountability and have the ability to build upon current success : A consultative sales focus – selling with a short and long term view : Strong organization skills and planning ability Direct Sales experience preferably within the area of IT consulting or cloud computing : Experience in managing complex enterprise deals (product + services desirable) : Be an accomplished sales and marketing professional with a high level of initiative and vision, commercial acumen, strategic skill with the ability to drive sales and add value to a successful business.
The right person for the job will have digital experience, most likely in an agency environment. It goes without saying that you’ll be ‘people person’ - we need someone who is able to endear themselves to clients and colleagues alike. Previous experience managing web builds would be a distinct advantage. It would also help if you are familiar with all the usual project management tools e.g. Trello, Slack, Basecamp. That said, if you already use other tools that could be used effectively, we’re definitely open to hearing about them.
If you have some of the following attributes, please get in touch: Good DM/PM experience – we have DMs with a year or 2 under their belt to 20+ years ++ End to end software delivery lifecycle experience ++ Hands on Agile experience ++ Client interaction – do you regularly deal with clients? To what level? ++ A good understanding of software development practices. Are you up to speed on CI/CD? BDD / TDD? ++ Commercial acumen – we don’t always take a PM with £10m + budget experience, but can you talk to solid financial management skills? ++ Self-starter – we don’t expect to be holding hands but will provide a support network to you to achieve success. ++ People person – Delivery Managers have overall responsibility for the wellbeing of their team. Not looking for a standard 9-5 job.
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