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Business Development Representative-Yaounde



Sales & Business Development
Yaounde, Cameroon
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

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 a success-oriented, organized and hardworking Sales Development Representative (b2b) in Yaounde to join our growing Sales team and take our company and platform to the next level!

What you’ll be doing every day:

  • On a daily basis, represent the ApplyBoard brand and promote our platform and services to agents (Recruitment Partner Prospects)

  • This is a high performance, individual contributor role with the primary task of increasing agency/recruitment partner sign ups to our platform.

  • Contacting potential agents (Recruitment Partners) through cold calls, emails, WhatsApp or LinkedIn.

  • Researching and sourcing lists of local international student agents and agencies

  • Identify & qualify client needs & challenges

  • Build relationships with potential recruitment partners

  • Proactively seek new business opportunities in the local market

  • On a daily basis set up meetings or calls to sign up the agents (Recruitment Partners) on the ApplyBoard Platform

  • Report to the Sales Manager / Director on activity and pipeline

What you bring to the table:

  • Strong communication skills in English and French to ensure ApplyBoard’s value proposition is communicated in a concise and powerful manner, leading to agency sign ups

  • Competitive, driven individual

  • Personable, with good soft skills

  • Coachable

  • Ambitious and resilient

  • Confident at speaking to agency owners and agents

  • Organized & process driven

  • Desire to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to think quickly

Ideally, you also have experience with some of:

  • Hunting Business development experience in any industry is an asset

  • Salesforce CRM

  • Salesforce SalesCloud

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.