Regional Manager International Growth – Scandinavia (m/f/d)

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Remote, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich

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Since its foundation in 1998, the IU International University of Applied Sciences has developed into the largest private university of applied sciences for online and dual study programmes in Europe. We offer more than 80 career-oriented Bachelor & Master programmes in various disciplines. These English and German language programmes are all accredited and state-recognised. As a pioneer in digital education, we continuously improve the learning experience of our students with the help of innovative technologies and consistently focus on their satisfaction. Through our employees’ entrepreneurial mindset we continue to achieve our ambitious goals and high growth rate of more than 50%.

Become part of our IU international team immediately / by arrangement in full-time remotely or at one of our locations in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg or remote.

Regional Manager International Growth – Scandinavia (m/f/d)

  • You independently and proactively drive the digital expansion for Online studies at IU International University of Applied Sciences in Scandinavia, particularly Sweden.

  • You take responsiblity for achieving targets in one or more countries, define action plans and implement initiatives for achieving results.

  • You collect and analyse first-hand insights of local students’ needs for online studies, competitive environment and identify opportunity for growth.

  • You actively identify USPs based on your insights of the local students’ needs for online higher education.

  • You continuously develop new hypotheses to increase the conversion rates within the different stages of the customer journey.

  • You regularly monitor and report the results of our activities in the countries and suggest improvements based on market insights.

  • You implement initiatives by closely working with colleagues and teams in our international unit (e.g. Web, Content, Marketing) and between different units.

  • You identify and connect with local partners to increase IU’s outreach and improve the value offering for prospective students.

  • You have a successfully completed university degree in education, business, sales & marketing, or a similar field.

  • You were either born in or have lived in Sweden for a significant amount of time. Ideally, you speak and write at least one other Scandinavian language besides Swedish.

  • Your written and spoken English is business fluent.

  • You have a hands-on mentality to independently identify and overcome challenges.

  • You have a good understanding of the subtle cultural differences in Scandinavia; knowledge of the higher education market is a big plus.

  • You have a track record of achieving results as a country manager, product owner or in a similar role.

  • You have experience in Marketing / Strategic Marketing and are familiar with leveraging different marketing channels.

  • You have previous experience with performance marketing and/or an analytical mind to base decisions on quantitative insight.

  • You ideally have experience in a role for international expansion, go-to-market strategy or related activities.

  • You enjoy working across units and to think customer-centric.

  • You enjoy working in fast-pace environments and have an entrepreneurial mindset.

What We Offer
  • A versatile and responsible task in a collegial atmosphere at the pioneer of digital education

  • A great international working environment

  • Attractive career prospects in a rapidly expanding entrepreneurial environment

  • Internal further education offers and development perspectives with great creative freedom for your ideas and your commitment (e.g. online German classes)

  • Possibility of a national and international job change within the group of companies

  • Performance-related salary increases, employee discounts and cooperations

  • Flexible working time



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What we’ll do for you
Design your ideal career and pathway
Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.
Work from home, work from anywhere
We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
Flexible working times
It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
Up level your education
Enjoy free up-skilling courses, language courses & discounted degree courses. There is always something new to learn!
30 days annual vacation for everyone
We strive for greatness, but we all take time-off to recharge.
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
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Pick what suits you!
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
Always connected
Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools, & methods empower us to collaborate and innovate from anywhere, anytime—with agility and speed.
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We always try to make working from anywhere possible. But, it's not one or the other—you can work from the office when you want some real in-person time. We are as flexible as you want to be.
About the team
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They say people don’t know what they want until you show them. In education, that could not be further from the truth. Our data-driven students know exactly what they want—top class education on their terms. We’re the team that truly gets that! We listen, we understand, and we help build on what they expect.

By listening to the voices of our students and collaborating with our teams and business partners we build the most flexible, advanced, and exciting education services possible. We stay one step ahead by identifying growth opportunities and connecting our ideas to create added value.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

Sales FAQs

To what extent is home office possible?
We love to support Home Office arrangements, but some positions naturally require employees to be on campus/in the office. During the pandemic everyone works from home or can work in the office after consultation.
How many days paid holiday will I get per year?
All employees working a 5 day week are entitled to 30 days paid holiday per year.
Why are there so many open positions at IU?
Good question! We are experiencing explosive growth as students flock to adopt our unique education methods. That’s why we have become IU International University of Applied Sciences.
How flexible are the working hours at IU?
Working hours are naturally position dependent at IU but normally you can arrange them the way you want, together with your team and supervisor.
What is expected to be successful at IU?
We want team players that love to challenge conventional wisdom, and integrate with open-minded people who support each other within a flat hierarchy. If you like what you hear, then apply at
Can I apply for multiple jobs?
Of course you can! Make a separate application for each and we will work together to choose the one that fits you best.