Director, Custom Programmes At Lagos Business School

Job description

  • Ensure first-class programmes are developed that meet the strategic educational goals of client organizations and create increased opportunities for faculty development
  • Develop and implement programmes for leaders who can make a difference within their organization
  • Build effective relationships with faculty to provide guidance and lead the development of strategy for how best to serve existing and future clients through blended-learning programmes
  • Establish an active pipeline of new/existing clients by creating and cultivating relationships with critical balance of leading corporations across diverse geographies and industries.
  • Provide general administrative oversight of the custom programme department.
  • Develop and implement programmes to grow product sales. Set up strategic marketing plans for the product portfolio through comprehensive market research, competitive analysis, pricing, customer engagement, etc.
  • Work with custom team to deploy resources in a manner that supports the strategic growth and highest quality delivery of custom programs
  • Manage portfolio of client relationships, serving as the key liaison to all parties related to a successful custom programme from initial contact and programme design through programme delivery and evaluation
  • Plays the key organizing role in the development of the mission, strategy and business plan for custom programme and supports its implementation, consistent with the overarching goal of delivering on the School mission and brand
  • Develop/manage the budget for the department ensuring that resources are optimized
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends in corporate executive education through participation and leadership in external organizations.
  • Supervise and develop the development of staff who manage the portfolio of clients
  • Responsible for the operational/financial success of customized learning experiences
  • Lead business development efforts through creation and implementation of a model which identifies, qualifies and cultivates new clients which meets their educational goals while advancing faculty research and development
  • Any other specific or adhoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time



  • Achieving agreed target revenue
  • Achieving agreed target number of participants for different seminars/conferences
  • Number of new products and channels developed
  • Achievement of agreed participant ratings per programme
  • Feedback from customers- both internal and external



  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Self motivation, confidence and sound judgment skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and keen diplomatic skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Influencing  and presentation skills
  • Experience with electronic and social media marketing
  • Customers services skills and Networking skills
  • Expert knowledge of MS office
  • Knowledge of product  and channel development



Good first degree from a reputable institution. A masters degree would be an added advantage.



At least 10+ years in directly related experience.

The role requires a keen market orientation with customer facing leadership position experience and a proven track record of successful business development. Experience in strategic planning, evaluation of custom programmes, outcome assessment and issues surrounding the development of custom programme is expected as well as knowledge of hybrid learning models and the application of new technologies desired. A record of successful administrative leadership, including strategic fiscal management is also desirable.


A deep knowledge and understanding of executive development, management learning, programme design, delivery and evaluation, experience gained in Sales, Accounts Management and Business development, Consulting or project management will be an advantage.


Some travel experience, both domestic and international is required.

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