Pearson Head of Sales - Higher Education in Melbourne, Australia

Head of Sales - Higher Education


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Our Higher Education function is currently seeking a Head of Sales to create and drive sales tactics and strategy that consistently grows market share in the Higher Education market. This is a maternity leave cover role with 12 month duration.

As the Head of Sales, Higher Education, you will manage and support new and existing relationships and look to build partnerships that strategically position Pearson as the leading education solutions and services business in Australia. You will lead the team to achieve and exceed sales targets and will support all direct reports with performance and development.


Your leadership style is collaborative and encourages sharing of ideas and team cohesion. You will have proven interpersonal skills and feel comfortable communicating across functions and departments at all levels. You are a problem solver and a creative thinker, able to apply imagination when developing sales solutions.

In exchange for your experience and knowledge, you will be rewarded with a positive team that want to succeed, a competitive compensation package, an outstanding workspace, the flexibility to achieve work/life balance and career development opportunities. This is a permanent, full-time role based in either Melbourne (Docklands) or Sydney (CBD).

If you are interested in growing your career with the world’s leading learning organisation, please submit your application now.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Sales

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 28, 2016