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Pearson Business Development Manager in Istanbul, Turkey

Business Development Manager (Corporate)

This role is part of the English Language Learning BU and the Corporate sector holds a number of opportunities for Pearson in Turkey, especially with the recent focus on employability and the launch of Pearson English language learning division. Past years have been an encouraging start in exploring the corporate sector with English learning program and English Assessments.

Purpose of the role -

  • Business Development to enable direct Sales of Pearson Products/Services and Solutions to the corporate sector as well as developing relationship with agencies and industry bodies that might influences our sales into the corporate market in Turkey.

Position Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Own the Turkey target for the Corporate sector sales achieving target with the support of product experts (English Assessment, English learning, etc..)

  • Gain high level understanding of Governments priorities and initiatives for employability in the (Turkey and other GCC countries as a part of the MENAT region…etc) and the impact on corporates

  • Assess the corporate sector needs in term of English and training specially in the in both Government and private sector

  • Support the solution team in building the Corporate holistic solution by sharing market insights

  • Support the Head of Corporate in Building and maintaining a 3 years strategic and operational plan for corporates in Turkey and ME covering market, competition, segments, products and go to market.

  • Report and track corporate sales by account and by product through a consultative approach

  • Ensure full usage of CRM tool, data coverage and mapping of key contacts, companies and products for all accounts

Candidate Profile:

  • 5-7 years B2B/Enterprises Sales experience

  • Management consulting experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Salesforce or any CRM tools experience is preferred

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, creative and very proactive.

  • Highly motivated and independent worker.

  • Target and performance driven.

  • Very good Command of English Language

  • Strong relations across Government bodies, and corporate sector

  • Strong persuasive and influencing skills.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Understanding of corporate sector decision making and purchasing

  • Ability to work in matrix organization involving several international stakeholders.

  • Experience in selling SAAS service to blue-chip company preferable (Education digital platforms)

Position reports to:- Head of Corporate Sales

Place of work, Istanbul, Turkey

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 10353