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Senior Manager, External Partnerships

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

The Senior Manager, External Partnerships is responsible for leading the development of new and existing relationships with corporate clients, growing our presence with organisations in the UK and internationally.  

The Senior Manager, External Partnerships will proactively expand our number and quality of client relationships, to build company sponsored degree education opportunities and as such contribute to the overall Recruitment & Admissions team goals. The post holder will target clients within key sectors including Financial Services, Consulting and Technology.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Gain excellent understanding of the 11 degree programmes at LBS and support each pipeline’s needs within the corporate space 
  • Identification of new high potential clients globally, create an outreach plan and initiate relationship building  
  • Engage existing global clients on a regular basis to ensure that London Business School remains a priority investment  
  • Support the External Partnerships team with sector focused partnerships across other pillars (Academic, Diverse Networks and Sectors) 
  • Manage relationships and work directly with Heads of Talent/ Managing Directors/ Business Unit Leaders across corporate organisations to identify need and build a business case 
  • Delivering presentations pitched for B2B and B2C and follow up consultations with prospective students where appropriate 
  • Tracking of client relationships and duties via an existing CRM system 
  • International travel where required (including USA, Japan and South Korea)

Who we are looking for

  • Experience of developing relationships and winning business in a B2B environment with a proven track record in influencing senior level clients including HR Directors/ Heads of Talent/ Managing Directors/ Business Unit Leaders 
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, with the ability to negotiate, collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills with experience of managing a large range of different internal stakeholders  
  • Background in learning and development, business education, business services or recruitment preferred 
  • Ability to manage ambiguity effectively and drive issues to resolution 
  • Knowledge of business education and competitor organisations desirable 
  • Commercial acumen 
  • Willingness to travel internationally (including USA, Japan and South Korea) with international experience desirable.  

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Generous pension package, 21.4% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave


All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 


We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 


Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.


Closing date 18th August 2022

London Business School

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