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Assessment & Qualifications Business Development Manager in Helena, Montana

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager is responsible for new business growth and overall relationship management for key clients as assigned. This role is also responsible for winning new business and expanding services with their assigned accounts. This includes renewing these partnerships for multi-year contract terms to maintain and grow Pearson VUE’s revenue. Working closely with Pearson VUE’s functional teams to support existing clients and new opportunities, the Business Development Manager performs a key leadership role in maintaining and growing Pearson VUE’s business in test delivery service.

Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

Minimum full-time salary range is between $85,000 - $90,000

This position will travel about 30% of time.

This position is eligible to participate in a sales incentive plan, and information on benefits offered is here.

Business Development

  • Identify new business opportunities in assigned business markets.

  • Work with clients to develop and implement mutually beneficial services to grow the overall size of the client’s testing program and Pearson VUE’s market share

  • Be continuously aware of opportunities to grow Pearson VUE’s business and to protect Pearson VUE’s position within existing accounts

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key decision makers in various state government levels and other appropriate management level positions

  • Work closely with proposal and/or solution development and implementation teams during pre- and post-contract award

  • Assist prospects with the development or modification of key legislative requirements that would benefit Pearson VUE

  • Work closely with finance team to develop return on investment proposals for the benefit of Pearson VUE

  • Work closely with network of industry consultants; government relations professionals and business partners in growing and protecting business core in the state government market sector

  • Negotiate contracts with new accounts

  • Attend industry conferences or trade shows as assigned

Contract & Fulfillment Management

  • Be aware of and manage all contract or statement of work scope changes and, where appropriate, negotiate additional compensation for the changes

  • Plan, execute, and track existing contract renewal or extensions requirements in a timely fashion on terms that are favorable to Pearson VUE

  • Communicate significant account news to all affected departments within Pearson VUE on a timely basis

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field

  • 5+ years experience in business development, account management, program management, or a related area, or and MBA and a minimum 3 years of relevant experience

  • Licensure, certification and/or global computerized testing experience preferred

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable of state government licensing requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft office

  • Knowledge of Pearson VUE technology and systems

  • Excellent business writing and proposal writing skills

  • Customer focus required

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Relationship management skills a must

  • Must be a good listener

  • Persuasive and Influential communication skills

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasks skills

  • Effective priority setting skills

  • Sound knowledge of operational business process flows

  • Ability to establish strong sales and marketing win strategies

  • Ability to be creative and flexible

  • Ability to deal with a level of stress

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Remote

Req ID: 15064