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Pearson Academic Inside Consultant - Southwest & Midlands UK in Coventry, United Kingdom

Our Organisation

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We are proud to offer an exceptional environment to develop your professional career and we are now hiring for an Academic Consultant to join our successful team where you’ll be primarily home based, supporting Higher Education customers across the South West & Midlands.

Your Team

Pearson is a global education company that helps people around the world to make progress in their lives through learning. With a rich heritage that combines 150 years of experience in publishing with the latest learning technology and digital services, we help people to learn whatever, wherever and however they choose. We are now transforming Pearson to accelerate our activity in digital learning, education services and emerging markets. This will enable us to make a lasting impact in helping to solve some of the most important challenges in global education.

We believe education is a vital force that can empower people, help them to reach their potential and contribute to more connected communities, all around the world. Our strength comes from our outstanding people; our strong relationships in the education world; our expertise in using technology to help people learn; our global footprint and local reach; and our position as a profitable, global company with a unifying sense of purpose.

Your Opportunity

  • Academic Consultant (Inside), South West & Midlands

  • Primarily home based within the territory, with occasional travel required to internal meetings and customer visits

  • Permanent & full-time working 37.5 hours per week

  • Salary: £29,000 plus annual bonus, pension and other benefits

Higher Education Services is our leading print and digital courseware and services business in the UK, generating annual sales of around £18m. We partner with customers to provide world-class products and services that meet their needs, and those of their learners, both today and tomorrow.

Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the Academic Consultant is accountable for sales and revenue generation at module/lecturer and departmental level within Higher Education Institutions, in the assigned territory. The role will focus on embedding print and digital products into target modules and departments, within target institutions:

  • According to account strategy, engage with lecturers, Module Leaders, Course Directors and Heads of Departments

  • Understand instructor and learner challenges in the module, programme and department

  • Accelerate the transition from print products to digital services

  • Embed print and digital products into modules according to account strategy

  • Ensure maximum revenues are generated from retained and new adoptions of digital and print products via all channels including institutional purchase, direct to student, and via trade partners

Our Successful Candidate

We are interested in applicants with experience in a target driven role with a proven record of achieving results in B2B sales. You’ll be driven, highly motivated and always customer focused. Ideally, you’ll be educated to degree level with knowledge of working in the Higher Education sector. You’ll have an aptitude for learning new technologies and be comfortable with digital and print media.

This is primarily a home based role, although you may be expected to occasionally travel to customer visits within the territory and internal meetings.

Take your professional expertise to a new level - we have many interesting and dynamic projects to look forward to in 2022 and beyond so now is the ideal time to join us for a highly rewarding and truly exciting career at Pearson!

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees 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. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at 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:

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6735