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Are you the type of person who owns the own ideas and runs with them? When you're stuck, do you believe there's a creative way around almost any obstacle? And at the end of the day, you haven't lost your ability to laugh? Do you trust your gut, do you love what you do and do you want to collaborate with the best and brightest? Then read on!

In this senior position you will be responsible of a team and lead our mission to drive growth in Austria. Your responsibilities will include overall strategic development, coordination of day-to-day sales and marketing activities, management and development of staff, and oversight of P&L.

You will lead an entrepreneurial and international business and directly influence its development and growth in the education/study abroad market in Austria. In this highly visible role, you will assume the position of the face of a well-known and highly visible brand.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Sales

  • Develop, execute, and support your team to meet short and long-term sales goals in the Austrian market.
  • Understand and beat previous year's sales accomplishments.
  • Have knowledge of current sales trends in your markets, and always be thinking 5 steps ahead.
  • Overall responsibility for coordinating day-to-day sales activities.

Strategy

  • Analysis of your teams, sales situation, the current market, and our competitors.
  • To develop sales and marketing strategies and to then implement and evaluate tactics.
  • To contribute to the development of the dedicated product under your responsibility.

Operations

  • Responsibility for the control and monitoring of budgets as well as ensuring effective expense planning and cost controls.
  • To build up new links and maintain existing relations with schools and universities.
  • Managing time for local administrative work like invoicing, visa preparation, marketing material distributions, and so on.
  • To assist in creating marketing material and the production of it.

Staff management

  • To motivate sales teams, establishing individual and team goals and objectives.
  • Responsibility for performance management of sales coordinators, including performance reviews and development plans.
  • Identify staffing needs and execute successful recruitment campaigns.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree from a reputable University in Marketing, Business Administration, or equivalent
  • 5+ years work experience
  • A highly energetic and ambitious self-starter
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a strong sense of ownership
  • Tested leadership ability
  • Strong business acumen and commercial instincts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and German

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A graduate degree qualification or equivalent, preferably in sales, marketing, business, administration or a related discipline.
  • 1-2 years of team leadership experience of a medium-sized company
  • Experience living abroad
  • Master of Business Administration, strongly preferred
  • Experience in a service-oriented industry

Who are we?

At EF Education First, we are travelers, innovators, thinkers and doers. We readily promote an open and collaborative workspace. Our people are our biggest asset, and together we have created a culture of cooperation, project ownership, and impact. As the world leader in international education, with more than 52,000 staff and teachers working in 52 countries around the globe, our mission is simple: Opening the world through education. Since we were founded over 50 years ago, EF has helped more than 15 million people see the world, learn a language, or earn an academic degree. Don't miss the unique opportunity to join our one-of-a-kind team!

EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS and character reference checks.

EF Education GmbH
Kärntner Straße 11
1010 Wien www.ef.com

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