Pearson C2- Government Business Development Manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

C2- Government Business Development Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.Purpose:Our mission is to partner with schools to deliver learner progression. Through a consultative, collaborative sales approach we support our customers with the right choice of products and services for their learners. The purpose of this role isenable direct Sales of Pearson Products/Services andSolutions to Government entities as well as Developing relationship withgovernment agencies that influences our sales in to the Tertiary and K12Markets

Key Accountabilities:

  • Gainhigh level understanding of Governments priorities for K12, HE, and VocationalEducation as well as post employment. (continuous education)

  • Formexcellent Relations, Further Position Pearson’s capabilities within Ministry ofEducation and Ministry of Labor with special Focus on NTP 2020 and relatedstakeholders.

  • Formexcellent relationship with influencing Government bodies such as T4EDU,Takamol, EEC, TVTC, etc. and engage them with the relevant solution expertswithin Pearson as needed.

  • Findout the education needs and priorities for civil servants, map these needs toPearson’s capabilities and engage with the relevant solution experts withinPearson as needed.

Key Challenges:

  • Limitedvisibility of Pearson in the Government industry.

  • Scatteredview on Pearson capabilities across Government bodies, ie each ones seesPearson from narrow past project visibility only.




  • Strongrelations across Ministries and Government bodies

  • Strongpersuasive and influencing skills.

  • Strongcommunication and presentation skills.

  • Understandingof Government purchasing life cycle

  • Understandingof the Education Market overall in KSA

  • Abilityto work in matrix organization involving several stakeholders.

  • GoodCommand of English Language

  • Highlymotivated and independent worker.

  • Targetand performance driven.


  • Excellenttrack record of institutional selling to Government entities such as MOE,MoL, and other ministries

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • BSc or BA from a reputable University

  • Desirable:

  • Previous Experience


  • Excellent track record of institutionalselling in the Government


  • IT Literacy


Excellent knowledge ofOutlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Primary Location: SA-SA-Riyadh

Work Locations: SA-Riyadh-Abraj Atta'awuneya Abraj Atta'awuneya 16th Floor South King Fahad Road- Olaya Area Riyadh

Job: Sales

Organization: Growth

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 25, 2016