Partner Relations Manager- UK



Manchester, UK
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 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 Opportunity:

We are looking for an experienced and creative Partner Relations Manager - UK (Remote) to join our growing Partner Relations Team and take our company and platform to the next level!

What you'll be doing every day:

  • Take ownership and accountability for recruitment performance for the universities and colleges within a given geographical territory

  • Develop stakeholder relationships and execute account management plans that deliver against ambitious targets

  • Prospect for new partner university and college partners through outreach, networking and presentations

  • Work internally with cross-functional teams to foster continuous improvement and innovation in our offer

  • Elevate interest in the UK market internally and externally

  • Negotiate and execute school partnership agreements, including working with legal services on contractual arrangements

  • Act as an internal point-of-contact for partner universities and schools

  • Ensure CRM is up-to-date

What you bring to the table:

  • 5+ years’ of experience in the education sector, especially in recruitment or admissions

  • Strong network of existing university contacts (especially in international recruitment)

  • Ambition, creativity and an appetite to hit target - this is a consultative sales role

  • Passion for excellence, a sense of accountability, strong work-ethic, taking pride in a job well-done, and attention to detail are all must-have traits

  • Project management experience and/or training

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to handle objections

  • Successful track-record in prospecting, qualifying, and cold calling, as required.

  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, quick-changing environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

  • Ability to properly prioritizing tasks and take initiative

  • Experience in reviewing and negotiating contracts

  • Working knowledge of Google and Microsoft productivity software


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. In 2023, ApplyBoard India was Great Place to Work® Institute (India) certified for outstanding employee experience and workplace culture.

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.

ApplyBoard welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.