Pearson Field Sales Representative D.C/Virginia Area in Columbia, South Carolina
The objective of this position is to drive educational sales of English Language Learning content and services, with a specific focus on digital solutions within the market segment of Adult/HED learning. You will apply an account level sales strategy and acute business acumen to gain marketshare of ELL product and services including assessment, courseware, digital content, and tutoring support. You will be part of the North America sales team responsible for business development growth in your territory. Your responsibilities will include accurate pipeline tracking and delivering financial KPI’s within the organization.
The key focus of the Sales Representative is to identify strategic market opportunities, specifically at the academic/course level, build relationships with key stakeholders at the account focusing on solution selling, develop a sales strategy to drive market share gains within the HED/Adult market. You will work with internal stakeholders including content development, marketing, sales, and customer success teams to deliver solutions to the market.
Excellent written and verbal skills
Develop, design, and deliver impactful presentations
Solution oriented sales methodology
Internal CRM tracking
The key accountabilities for the role include achieving or exceeding financial targets, accurate pipeline development, marketshare acquisition.
This is a remote/home-based position with approximately 60% travel.
Work with product and marketing teams to develop a go-to-market strategy which translates into a strategic sales plan for your assigned territory.
Drive Digital Sales Solutions consisting of assessment, eBook/Courseware content, and service solutions.
Bring content expert credibility to the customer through solution sales presentations; participate in customer-facing presentations and events
Provide customer feedback and market intelligence to Product and Services teams to influence future product development.
Inspire, drive, and collaborate with the North America sales team to drive best practice usage of technology and services.
Meet or exceed revenue targets
Accelerates transition from print to digital
Drive market share gains in key markets
Essential Skills and Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and successful work experience.
A minimum of 2 years of exceptional sales performance
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues for the benefit of the customer and Pearson.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, Salesforce, Excel, PPT
Strong value articulation skills, overall sales skills, and ability to shape perception
Exceptional written, oral and presentation communication skills
Optimism and high energy
Analytical skills to gather and interpret key data points to drive marketshare gain
High emotional intelligence and self-awareness
Has an inherent ability to build trusting relationships with employees, customers, and internal staff and then to maintain those relationships through professional accountability
Change agility – able to adapt quickly and lead others through change
Learning agility – aptitude for learning innovative technologies and skills.
Organized with ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines
Tenacity and ability to handle stressful situations
Willingness to travel as required to customer meetings / sales conferences
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
Track record of sales success
Working well within a team environment
Effective problem solver
Sales experience (preferred)
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Organization: English Language Learning
Req ID: 5343