Country Manager [ Academe ]

  • Sector: Professional
  • Contact: Myraflor G.Tabuzo
  • Client: Monroe Consulting Group
  • Location: Pasig
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Expiry Date: 01 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH435935_1714609093
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Executive search firm Monroe Consulting Group Philippines is recruiting on behalf of a prestigious International School. Our reputable client is rigorously looking for a Country Manager who will be responsible for providing leadership to the various functions for all campuses in the Philippines managing operations, and executing business plans. They are keen to have someone who has strong business acumen and is adept in Profit and Loss.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leads and provides direction to all the functions in the country.
  • Designs and delivers country priorities and strategies in line with the organization's business plans and brand.
  • Ensures policies and procedures are country-specific while maintaining alignment to the group.
  • Manage the operations of campuses and functions in the country
  • Advises the leadership team on country-specific insights.

Financial Performance

  • Collaborates with the Finance Function and Country Director in developing relevant measurable performance metrics for the country, and proactively tracks performance against the metrics to ensure fiscal control, profitability and financial feasibility in the country.

Sales and Admission

  • Responsible for admissions numbers and enrollment growth to forecast sales and revenue for all campuses in the geography.
  • Achieve set targets and Review admission numbers on a weekly, monthly, quarterly & yearly basis.


  • Establishes the annual budget for the country along with the Country Director
  • Reviews operational and manpower costs for each campus in the geography
  • Conducts discussions with the Finance Head and Principals, if needed
  • Seeks approval for the country budget from the Country Director & GSF Management
  • Finalizes the country budget based on feedback
  • Provides approvals for items outside the budget

P&L and Approvals:

  • Responsible for the P&L for the country
  • Oversees expenses regularly specially that have exceeded a certain threshold, and escalates to the Country Director & GSF Management if needed


  • Oversee the Principals and the functioning of the campuses concerning academics, Human resources, Administration, Procurement, IT & systems, and finance (e.g. manpower, vendor-related products, cross-campus linkages, facilities, etc.)
  • Guides the Principals about business decisions (e.g. market intelligence and feasibility of introducing a new curriculum or program, etc.)
  • Reviews the academic operations and rigor, planning for the board examinations and overall results of the campus though responsibility lies with the Principals.
  • Manage customer satisfaction as well as stakeholder communication in the country


  • Ensures statutory compliance, quality assurance and internal and external audits


  • Supervises the Operations and Procurement teams to ensure the effectiveness of the facilities management.
  • Leads the Operations and Procurement teams to procure capital expenditure items for the campuses (e.g. furniture, electronic equipment, etc.)
  • Manages the campus operations teams to ensure the smooth functioning of all school operations.

Human Resources:

  • Supervises the Business Partner HR to make strategic manpower decisions for the geography (e.g. creation of new positions, headcounts, recruitment, etc.).
  • Supports the implementation of new policies and operational processes (e.g. payroll, staff welfare, induction, etc.).

Marketing & Sales:

  • Responsible for meeting the admission & student numbers of the country operations
  • Supervises the Marketing and sales heads of the country operations to develop the marketing strategy, and guide the brand message for the geography
  • Oversees the offline marketing agencies appointed in the geography and ensures the marketing messages are tailored to the specific geography.


  • Supervises the Financial Controller of the country operations to ensure, Budgeting, Accounting, Cash flows & adherence to process compliance.


  • Works closely with the projects team in the head office to help identify new school sites for development & expansion.
  • Collaborates closely with the Projects team in taking the new projects to launch status
  • Supervises the Human Resources team to continuously increase competency within the geography to meet future organizations' needs through the development and recruitment of talent.
  • Leads the recruitment, selection, orientation, and training of employees in the geography
  • Builds and manages high-performing teams within the geography by providing leadership, role clarity, training, and career development.

Key requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree holder, preferably with Masters / MBA
  • With 15- 20 years of experience, ideally handling school operations.
  • Adept in the Operations and P&L management.
  • Highly desirable from Academic Background