Associate/Sr. Associate, Business Development and Placements

Impact Stream: Centre for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Capability: Innovation and Action

Team: Future Perfect

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

About The/Nudge Foundation

The/Nudge Foundation focuses on sustainable poverty alleviation. Our flagship program is a strong 360-degree life, learning and economic foundation for underprivileged youth, through residential programs - Gurukuls - along with a lifelong support system.

Spirit of The/Nudge

Honesty towards our purpose | Empathy towards others | Continuous innovation | Focused on scale | Impatience towards our goals

About the team:

The “Innovation & Actions” team is charged with ensuring that there are quality interventions for the underprivileged in the country. You will primarily be working on an exciting initiative at The/Nudge that aims at building and delivering high-quality English products.

We are looking for highly energetic, passionate, and high ownership early team members. The team is outcome focussed and committed to ensuring a quality education for youth, and excited about creating English learning interventions that drive positive behaviour and mindset change in adults.

You will flourish on this team if you are: collaborative, results-driven, love to continuously improve, and have fun while working hard.

Apply if you …

  • Are a graduate in any discipline and a professional with 2-5 years of overall work experience
  • Are a high-performer with a successful track record in taking ownership of tasks end-to-end
  • Can stretch beyond call of duty, fully own your work and be responsible for outcomes
  • Are comfortable travelling within urban and rural Bangalore to visit stakeholders and/or close sales

At The/Nudge, you will work on…

College partnerships :

  • Spend at least 70% on the field to close sales and partnerships with colleges on a month-on-month basis.
  • Lead sales process with colleges from lead generation to student enrollment
  • Measure and report on college onboarding, placement efficiency and effectiveness metrics
  • Work with the team and clients to ensure successful rollout and execution of products & services

Stakeholder Relationships :

  • Sign Letter of Intent / Memorandum of Understanding with college principals
  • Manage relationships with colleges and employers to launch the program, understand hiring requirements, and secure the best roles & salaries for students
  • Cold call or meet new employers at their workplace to generate new leads and build relationships for student placements
  • Follow-up with students and employers to ensure students join their jobs on time
  • Student Counselling regarding jobs

Planning for placements :

  • Plan ahead for placement windows based on regular tracking & understanding of demand and by creating funnels
  • Study and analyze salary and incentive structures in the market to match student aspirations
  • Design and execute processes to provide visibility and predictability to student placements

You need to come with :

  • B2B and B2C selling and negotiating skills
  • Proficiency in Kannada
  • Demonstrated record of achieving institutional sales targets
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, ambiguous environment
  • Strong passion for poverty alleviation and literacy