Pearson Manager General Sales Management in Columbus, Ohio
Our purpose is to add life to a lifetime of learning. We have more than 20,000 employees that deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them.
The objective of this position is to manage a regional sales team including Key Account Managers, Sales Reps and Inside Sales Reps, focused on driving digital solutions which are large-scale, multi–service, multi-product solutions within our key market segments in the Adult/Higher Education and corporate markets. You will apply a high-level sales strategy and acute business acumen to cultivate your region to drive sales of Pearson English Language Learning products and services such as assessment, courseware, digital content, and tutoring support. You will be part of the North America sales team responsible for business development growth including accurate pipeline tracking and delivering financial KPI’s within the organization.
The key focus of the Regional Manager is to identify strategic market opportunities and align your sales team to drive sales of comprehensive Pearson English Language Learning solutions, develop a sales strategy to drive market share gains within the Adult/HED and Corporate Market space. You will work with internal stakeholders including content development, marketing, sales, and customer success teams to deliver solutions to the market. Potential opportunities include (but are not limited to) multinational corporations, Universities, Private Language Schools, (PLS) and Community Colleges.
Excellent written and verbal skills
Solution oriented sales methodology
The key accountabilities for the role include achieving or exceeding financial targets, accurate pipeline tracking and reporting, strategic partnership development.
This is a remote/home-based position with approximately 50% travel.
Work with product and marketing teams to develop a go-to-market strategy which translates into a strategic sales plan for your assigned geographic area.
Drive Digital Sales Solutions consisting of assessment, digital 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
Reside within the United States (North Eastern States: NY, NJ, MA, PA, DC, MD, VA, OH, IL)
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and successful work experience.
A minimum of 2 years of sales management experience
Record of informal and/or formal leadership
Proven track record of sales excellence
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
Teaching/training skills; motivated by coaching others to win
Optimism and high energy
Analytical skills to gather and interpret key data points to drive market share 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
Collaborative Leadership skills: Ability to both lead a team and work as an effective team player
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
Proven leadership experience
Track record of sales success
Working well within a team environment
Effective problem solver
People management (strongly recommended)
ESL sector / and / or academic background (preferred)
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
Minimum full-time salary range is between $90K- $100K.
This position is eligible to participate in a lucrative sales incentive plan. Benefits available can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.
To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.
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We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.
To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.
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Organization: English Language Learning
Req ID: 11542