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General Manager - Australia



Multiple locations
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2023

ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and educational institutions on one intuitive and personalized platform. ApplyBoard is a mission-driven, hyper-growth organization. It has been attracting dedicated individuals for more than eight years who are inspired every day to break down barriers to international education and take their careers to new heights at a company that will invest in their career growth. Our six core values are our compass in our mission to Educate the World and the foundation of our unique company culture. As an organization built on a foundation of diversity, it’s important that our team members are representative of the students from more than 140 countries that we support.

The Role:

ApplyBoard is looking for a seasoned General Manager to oversee entire Australia Business Unit operations including CX, Partner Relations and Sales overlay functions for the developing businesses. Primary objective of the business unit is to ensure division enrolments goals are met in accordance with ApplyBoard’s standards. In addition, the General Manager will be responsible for maturing the business to the point that we can embed the emerging business into the standard ApplyBoard scalable operation engine.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience building, leading, and managing a high-impact and high-output team and developing solutions in a dynamic working environment. Our ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader and team player, with hands-on experience supporting sales methodology, the sales life cycle, technical selling tools, processes and salesperson effectiveness.


  • Overall responsibility of Enrollment attainment pertinent to Australia

  • Lead CX, PR and Sales Overlay Team members

  • Build a data driven GTM Strategy for Australia destination which includes but is not limited to:

  • - Identifying the best source markets and Recruitment Partners to recruit from through extensive research

  • - Identifying and implementing growth strategies

  • Build sufficient Supply to exceed targets by acquiring and managing institutions. Segment institutions appropriately to differentiate high growth opportunities vs organic growth opportunities

  • Work with Marketing to deploy school led promotional campaigns

  • Streamline the Application Process for Australia to increase student success and improve institution experience.

  • Build scalable model that will sustain success through through the standard ApplyBoard engine tomorrow

  • Liaise with the regional sales teams to ensure goal achievement

  • Provide monthly Business updates to executive team

  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards

  • Accomplish Destination objectives by establishing plans, budgets, and measurements; allocating resources; reviewing progress; and making mid-course corrections.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing professional networks and benchmarking state-of-the-art practices

What you will bring:

  • Previous work experience as a Senior Leader/General Manager in a high-growth company, preferably within the technology and/or education sector

  • Possess a postgraduate degree in any field (preferably an MBA)

  • 10+ years experience in leadership with increasing responsibility including leading a sales and client-facing team in a hyper-growth environment

  • Experienced in delivering team success in a quota bearing role

  • Experience designing, developing, implementing and evaluating the performance and learning effectiveness metrics; reporting on the impact of sales enablement resources, learning solutions and tools

  • Knowledge of selling tools, instructional design tools and learning management systems (eg. Salesforce, Workday Learning, Zunos, Articulate etc)

  • Effective relationship management skills with demonstrated ability to influence and positively partner with others

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Life at ApplyBoard:

By joining our team, you have the opportunity to:

  • Join one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement.

  • Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 1,500 team members based in over 25 countries, who speak more than 75 languages.

  • Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities

  • Want to learn more about ApplyBoard, read our Life at ApplyBoard Blog, and be sure to follow us on our LinkedIn page.

About ApplyBoard

ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by simplifying the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process to more than 1,750 institutions across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. Headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and with an additional operational office in Gurugram, India, ApplyBoard has helped more than 600,000 students from over 150 countries fulfill their study abroad dreams since 2015.

In 2022, Deloitte named ApplyBoard one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Canada for the fourth consecutive year, ranking #30 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and #170 on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. ApplyBoard ranked on LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Startups List in Canada in 2020, 2021, and 2022 and was recognized as CIX’s Innovator of the Year 2022 and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Ontario Winner.

Thank you for your interest in joining ApplyBoard on our mission to Educate the World. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.