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Head of Content

Our client is seeking a Head of Content to lead the company’s content and digital teams of Education, HiEd & ELT business. They will be responsible for the P&L of the Global Education, HiEd & ELT Business. This position should facilitate the company becoming a major partner and service provider to the education, HiED &ELT publishers, primarily in the US & UK.

Role Summary

  • Will support the sales and pre-sales teams with RFIs and RFPs.
  • Will lead and oversee the editorial management team in ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Will accompany the key account managers/field sales managers on client visits and play a vital role in securing new business.
  • Understand customer requirements and provide solutions to address their product (print and digital) needs.
  • Maintain active relationships with clients to ensure on-going customer satisfaction.
  • Will visit the company offices/delivery centers when required for business needs.
  • Will play a role in training and integrating onshore and offshore teams as required and transitioning work offshore.
  • Will work in a matrix relationship with sales, marketing, delivery & product teams.
  • Source, hire, train, and manage onshore and offshore content development staff.
  • Oversee the selection of freelancers.

Organizational Structure

  • Reporting into the CEO cum Managing Director
  • Manages the onshore and offshore content and digital teams
  • Is able to collaborate with sales & marketing teams, print & digital production teams and the product team

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the strategic business planning process to evolve key strategies in the Education, HiEd & ELT markets and sharpen the company’s competitive edge.
  • Support the relevant KAM / field sales and inside sales teams to achieve the revenue targets and build the brand in the education, HiEd & ELT business.
  • Assess customer and market trends and make sure that the company is ready to address these trends.
  • Establish appropriate relationships with the company’s customers in the above areas and leverage those relationships to grow the business.
  • Work with the offshore and onshore teams, develop and lead the strategy for the services and functions managed.
  • Work closely with digital & print production, and product teams to ensure customer satisfaction and profitability.

Experience / Skills

  • 15 plus years of experience in learning content and publishing domain
  • Minimum 10 plus years of experience in K12 education services, HiEd & ELT
  • Should be customer focused
  • Possess good market and customer knowledge and network in the industry
  • Should be business and technology savvy with financial and P&L expertise
  • Should have led and managed large content development team preferably in a matrix structure

Category: Management
Market: Higher Education
Location: North America

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