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Business Unit Manager (French Speaker)

Job description

Our client, a pioneering force in cross-border matchmaking platforms, is on the hunt for an entrepreneurial Business Unit Manager to spearhead their expansion in Ghent. At our client us a fervent advocate for promoting international education and employment, serving as a crucial link connecting highly educated students, young professionals, and recent graduates with diverse organizations worldwide.

If you are a seasoned professional, well-versed in the intricacies of education, business, and entrepreneurship, with a knack for building teams and forging valuable partnerships, this role is a perfect match!

Your responsibilities and impact as a Business Unit Manager will be:
  • Set-up a new Business Unit located in Ghent with the aim of connecting Belgian top talent with French companies
  • Spearhead organizational transformations, driving strategic change initiatives that pave the way for sustainable growth
  • Oversee and nurture top talent, guiding them towards their full potential and growth
  • Identify potential business partners, collaborating with them to achieve and surpass sales targets
  • Maintain effective communication channels with our head office in Roubaix, ensuring seamless coordination
Skills, qualifications, and interests you need to succeed in this role:
  • Either a minimum level of C1 in Dutch and English with a B2 level of French, or A minimum level of C1 in French and English with a B1 level of Dutch
  • Proven track record in driving strategic growth and optimizing operations within high-growth environments
  • A background or interest in outsourcing of personnel and understanding the industry
  • Strong communication skills to convey our mission and drive collaboration effectively.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the strategic capacity to build a new business unit from scratch and build sustainable partnerships 
What's in it for you:
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity: This role offers a unique entrepreneurial experience as you set up the office in Ghent from the ground up
  • Working in a dynamic and international environment
  • Invest in your own future by gaining shares within the corporate entity
  • Manage a team and contribute to the growth of the organization
  • Start-date: ASAP