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JOB POST: Manager/Officer/Chief Operating Officer at IIM Ahmedabad [2 Vacancies]: Apply by August 11: Expired

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The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is one of the premier management schools in India. Executive education at IIMA is an integral part of the institute’s engagement with the industry. IIMA offers more than 200 open enrolment and customized executive education programmes and trains more than 5000 professionals every year working in private, government, and social sector organizations. Customized programs are curated in consultation with organizations, whereas open enrolment programmes are based on a particular theme/sector. IIMA offers general management as well as topic-focused programmes. These programs are offered at the IIMA campus, through online mode, at our Dubai Centre and at client locations across the world.

IIM Ahmedabad is inviting applications from young and dynamic highly interested and motivated candidates for the post of Manager/Officer/Chief Operating Officer. Apply by August 11, 2020. The details of the posts are given below.

1. Chief Operating Officer (COO) (Executive Education)

IIMA invites applications for the position of Chief Operating Officer – Executive Education (COOEE) from candidates with demonstrated excellence in managing L&D activities with organisations worldwide. The person will lead IIMA’s engagement with working professionals seeking management education through relationships with corporate L&D/HR teams and directly with the professionals by highlighting IIMA’s high-quality executive education programme offerings.

In addition, the candidate will also be responsible for developing alliances with other global business schools for designing co-branded programs. The role also entails working closely with IIMA faculty to build and nurture relationships with clients in different sectors by understanding their learning requirements and facilitate the design and delivery of open enrolment and customised programmes to meet these requirements.

Qualifications, Experience & Skill Requirements
  • Postgraduates, preferably an MBA from a reputed institute with at least 15 years’ experience of which at least five years should have been in a senior position involving designing, developing, and marketing of executive education programs or L&D activities or in related professional services.
  • Should be a strategic thinker, relationship marketeer, digital marketing savvy, have an eye for process improvement, able program administrator, keen interest in people development, good at consultative stakeholder engagement, and knowledge of adult learning practices are critical to success in the role.
  • Detailed knowledge of L&D requirements of various industries including a good understanding of key management topics and disciplines (e.g., strategy, leadership, finance, accounting, marketing, OB/HRM, operations/logistics, digital, ethics, and corporate social responsibility) is desirable.
  • Experience with integrated marketing techniques and tools and in applying innovative promotional vehicles to engage media and untapped markets is desirable.
  • Outstanding abilities to lead teams, interface with faculty, and high energy, enthusiasm and creativity are desirable.
  • Outstanding abilities to develop and sustain close relationships with senior executives and decision-makers and work with them in a mutually beneficial manner.
Job Description

The COO – EE shall report to the Chairperson Executive Education and shall be responsible for the following major activities: The key responsibilities of the person will include:

  • Develop and execute a long-term annual plan for both open enrolment and customised education programmes
  • Engage CXOs/CHRO/L&D heads in conversations on enhancing their organizations’ capabilities through learning interventions
  • Assess the learning needs of various sectors and share information about IIMA programs with appropriate audiences through various channels and methods including networking events, roadshows, digital, and social media promotions, etc.
  • Work with IIMA faculty members to design and develop innovative programmes
  • Build and nurture a long-term relationship with clients and other knowledge partners
  • Coordinate with the Dubai Centre of IIMA and facilitate the delivery of programmes in the Middle East region
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators of the EE team, and improve actual performance to achieve these KPIs
  • Lead the annual planning activity covering revenues, expenses, manpower requirements and infrastructure requirements including procurement plan for technology, facilities and programme materials
  • Drive improvements in standard operating procedures and guide the marketing and administration teams of programs.
  • Lead the executive education team for creating an extraordinary experience for executive education clients.
Age Limit

Max. 55 years as on the last date of application.

Salary & Allowances

The selected candidate will be offered a fixed-term appointment initially for a period of three years on a consolidated monthly salary on CTC mode. The contract may be extended further as per the mutual convenience. Salary will not be a constraint for the deserving candidate and will be commensurate with the candidate’s profile and experience.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are advised to apply here latest by August 11, 2020.

For more details visit the link given below:

IIM Ahmedabad COO Recruitment 

2. Manager/Officer (Communications)

Essential Qualifications
  • Educated to a post-graduate or equivalent degree. Preferable a PG in journalism or MBA communications.
  • At least ten years’ experience in communications (preferably in the management education sector) or journalism.
  • Exceptional written communications skills, with the ability to adapt style to suit different communication media and audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and willingness to ‘pitch in’ as required.
  • Demonstrable experience of communicating complex and nuanced issues to the media.
  • Basic understanding of, and willingness to learn about, new technological developments related to information dissemination
  • Willingness to work outside normal office hours and to be on call as required during evenings and weekends to handle media enquiries and public relation needs.
  • Ability to present to a range of stakeholders at senior level and at events.
Desirable Qualifications
  • General understanding of the management education sector.
  • Experience of working closely with marketing and/ or public relations.
  • Enthusiasm for new opportunities presented by blogging and social media.
  • The creative and innovative approach to communication and branding.
  • Experience with web content management systems.
Job Description
  • Support the development of and ensure the implementation of IIMA’s external and internal communications strategy.
  • Contribute expertise in media and online engagement and global outreach to IIMA’s overall strategic planning.
  • Raise visibility on all channels – media, website, social handles etc. about the Institute’s academic, research and outreach activities.
  • Maintain visibility and consistency of the brand.
Age Limit

Maximum 45 years as on August 11, 2020.


The selected person reports to Chairperson, Communications Committee/Dean/Director.

Salary & Allowances

The selected candidate will be offered a fixed-term appointment for a period of three years on a consolidated monthly salary on CTC mode, which may be extended for a further period as required.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are requested to apply online latest by August 11, 2020.

For more details visit the link given below:

IIM Ahmedabad Manager/Officer (Communications) Recruitment

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