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Strategic Planning and Insights Manager

The Open University - Business Development Unit (BDU)

Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: £45,000 plus exceptional benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2022
Closes: 7th October 2022
Job Ref: 20279
 

Closing Date: 07 October 2022, 12noon

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The Business Development Unit (BDU) aims to extend the University’s reach and offer through working with employers and partners, delivering lifelong learning solutions and supporting up-skilling and re-skilling across the UK nations and beyond.

Working in a dynamic environment, the Business Management team lead on:

  • the development of the BDU’s strategic plans to reach more and diverse groups of learners, employers and partners, to deliver income growth and diversification.
  • driving business planning activities, and monitoring performance against income growth and diversification plans
  • the development of business and market insight in support of strategy and planning.

The role

The postholder will be responsible for:

  • generation of research and business insights and analysis to inform and contribute to the Unit’s strategy and planning
  • planning and delivery of strategic development projects including the creation of compelling business cases and plans
  • conducting market sizing and developing scenarios for target setting and student number planning

Skills and experience

Do you have good strategic awareness and experience in developing insights and business cases that support navigation of opportunities and business decisions?

Do you have experience of complex stakeholder engagement, building relationships, influencing and negotiating at multiple levels, in a challenging and dynamic environment? 

Are you a creative and resourceful self-starter with business vision and acumen supported by excellent planning and prioritising capabilities, and the ability to cope with multiple demands effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment?

If you can answer yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you.

What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits for this role include 33 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Please visit the Open University website and follow the instructions on how to apply for this role.

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