Entrepeneur & Online Business Manager

This search procedure has been closed (23-11-2012).
100k - 150k per annum
Den Bosch
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To start up and further build its new tutoring business Sanoma Learning searches an

Entrepeneur & Online Business Manager
with corporate experience

In most of the European markets parents spend money on tutoring to improve the school results of their children and/or to prepare them for (final) exams, especially in secondary education, mainly for math and languages. We believe this market will be gradually professionalized and will transform, similar to our core business, becoming more and more digital and online. Sanoma Learning can build on its educational know how, on its relationships with schools and authors and on the media power of Sanoma Media to make this a successful “second leg”, feeding our growth.
The learnings of the tutoring pilots currently being rolled-out in Belgium and the Netherlands have to lead to the development of a commercial offer, that will be adapted continuously to meet the requirements of the users. This new Online business manager will drive the development of the tutoring business in a “lean start-up mode” and will spend a big part of his time working with the tutoring resources in the countries, sharing practices, challenging business cases, supporting local negotiations, gathering requirements for central platform and partnerships.

Your Key responsibilities 

  • Build the tutoring business line within Sanoma Learning
  • Steer the development of the online products & services
  • Further develop the current tutoring businessplans, based on the experiences, changing insights and market circumstances and drive the execution of it
  • Maximize synergies between the tutoring offerings of our different countries, with as objective to achieve a concept and platform which meets the common needs.
  • Participate in the tutoring related M&A and partnering initiatives and will be part of the acquisition/partnership team

Your Key skills

  • Entrepreneur, start up mind set, visionary, creative and result oriented 
  • Master degree, business related
  • Solid experience as a senior business manager in an international environment; background in the information services industry
  • Excellent commercial and business development skills in B2C market
  • Clear affinity with learning and education
  • Flexible team player and bridge builder
  • Good negotiator, stress resistant
  • Excellent English and Dutch language skills (verbal and written)

The new manager will report to the Chief Commercial Officer of Sanoma Learning and will be located in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Frequent travelling within Europe is required (ca. 30%).

The Organization

Sanoma Learning is a strong European learning player that combines high-quality personalized learning content and efficient teacher workflow solutions for its customers' advantage.


You can apply by using the form below. For further information you can contact Geert Meijer (Partner and Senior consultant): 0343-461255 (Office) or 06-53832368 (mobile).

This search procedure has been closed (23-11-2012).

About this headhunter - 227 Media

227 Media is hét bureau in Executive Search, Recruitment en Interim Management voor Media-, Content- en Entertainment-bedrijven. Wij richten ons vooral op executive functies en professionals voor middle management niveau. Wij spreken uw taal en wij begrijpen wat een modern (media)bedrijf nodig heeft in een wereld waar digitaal dominant is. 

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