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Senior/ Manager, Partnerships and Programme Development (3-yr contract), ISES

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Posted On :15 Jun 2018


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - South
  • Work Type: Contract
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Not Applicable
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Skills: Passion for learning and development and the continuing education industry.

Job Descriptions


  • Identify market opportunities for training and develop new programmes with good product-market fits to increase training places.
  • Develop effective strategies through knowledge of competitive intensity, accurate identification of target programme profiles (tpp), customer discovery and beachhead markets, amongst others, to overcome market entry challenges for programmes.
  • Where necessary, propose and implement agile modifications to programmes, e.g. structure delivery models, schedules, amongst others, to increase participation rates.
  • Design, develop and implement effective outreach efforts to actualize training places, leveraging on institute’s resources. This will include identification and setting up new and effective sales/marketing channels through partnerships with corporations, associations, marketing partners and other relevant agencies.
  • Manage sales and marketing operations/targets with Assistant Director, Partnerships & Programme Development, which includes design/printing of promotional materials, setting up of websites/registration portals, implementation of digital marketing campaigns, setting up and managing of roadshows/learning festivals, company visits, amongst others.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Passion for learning and development and the continuing education industry.
  • Has industry experience in developing, marketing and selling professional programmes.
  • Takes initiative, is results-oriented, and has strong commercial acumen.
  • Able to work independently and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Has strong communication and good interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented and resourceful in developing programmes.

About This Company

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The ''family-like'' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.  

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