Business Development Manager - Pubishing

  • Job Reference: 941790663-2
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Personnel Selection
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: bonus + great benefits
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Personnel Selection are pleased to be working alongside this fantastic global business, recruiting for a Business Development Manager. This will be offered on a remote basis and is a full time and permanent postion.

Benefits include 23 days annual leave rising to 26 after a years service, plus additional wellness days given at the companies discretion. My client also offers private healthcare, a company pension, employee assistance program, a recognition platform where points can be exchanged for high-street vouchers as well as annual flu vaccine and eye care vouchers.

The Global Partnership Group (GPG) leads National Geographic Learning s public sector business development strategy, supporting regional teams in negotiating contracts and delivering custom teaching and learning solutions. The Business Development Manager oversees GPG s PMO (Project Management Office), managing the global opportunity pipeline, coordinating tender submissions with regional colleagues, commissioning marcomms, and liaising with Cengage cross-BU stakeholders to support growth.


  • 5-7 years publishing or related business experience
  • Experience of managing external suppliers and freelancers
  • Experience of commissioning and executing branded marcomms
  • Proficient at deploying Excel for financial planning & reporting purposes
  • Demonstrated report-writing success with strong written communication skills


  • Knowledge of publishing processes and schedules
  • Strong analytical thinking and numeracy skills
  • Pro-active problem-solver
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Approachable and personable
  • Excellent organisational, time-management, and planning skills
  • Proactive team player who is collaborative and respectful with colleagues
  • Behaves with integrity, supporting the Cengage ethos and code of conduct
  • Disciplined and flexible, adapting easily to continuously changing priorities
  • Persuasive public speaker


  • University business degree preferred

Desirable criteria

  • Data science/quantitative analysis orientation
  • Available for international business travel
  • Familiarity with Middle East business practice and/or Arabic language