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business head in Hyderabad

hyderabad, andhra pradesh
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?The role of Business Head for Andra Pradesh is fundamental for our growth in the state. He/she will be responsible for all of our in-state operations, including: overall profit and loss in the state, securing new sites for private academies, repairing existing buildings or constructing new ones, recruiting and training teachers, managing academy operations, developing new business models and opportunities in close collaboration with the government, and driving pupil numbers to make the company�s numbers sustainable. While the Business Head will have full corporate support and benefit from the lessons learned and processes developed over 9 years of operations, this is a role that will require fearless, audacious, entrepreneurial spirit. There will be no job harder than this, as the breadth of functions needed to operate a vertically integrated education system is staggering, and the challenges of accessing and serving the bottom of the pyramid are well known.

?World�s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 450 academies and 120,000 pupils.

Client Introduction
?It is an exciting time for our client to find a leader to drive their expansion in Andhra Pradesh. Over the coming years, they will grow from current number of four academies to hundreds across the state. They need someone inspirational, intelligent, and driven to build and lead a Vijayawada-based team capable of delivering high quality, sustainable education to hundreds of thousands of children across the state.


?� A detailed doer � You have a track record of getting things done. You�re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.
� A networking mastermind � You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network in India from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
� A creative problem-solver � Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just Rs. 700 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
� A customer advocate � Our customers � these families living on less than Rs.150 a day per person � never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent�s hand or speaking to a child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
� A life-long learner � You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you�ve missed things or failed today.


?� Persistent and versatile in getting things done and achieving success.
� Must be a fighter and determined to achieve; we have a large mission. Don�t accept what has been done before and eager to challenge the status quo.
� Customer centric, putting our pupils and parents first in every decision. Passion for Client�s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed.
� Strong team building and management skills and experience.
� Work experience at top businesses balanced by a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and data-driven decision-making, including the ability to flourish in dynamic, ambiguous environments.
� Experience at a start-up or rapid growth company that markedly increased headcount and locations, implementing processes across teams, and helping lead the company to profitability, e.g. large scale retail.
� Work experience in a highly political industry, where ideological conflict is common and strategy, ingenuity, negotiation and persuasion are necessary for success.
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