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Pearson Senior Partnership Manager (Scotland) in London, United Kingdom

Senior Partnership Manager (Scotland)


About Pearson

We are the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 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’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.

At Pearson, we believe in the power of difference. Harnessing the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of every employee helps us foster innovation and create the most effective solutions for learners around the world. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything we do. We foster a work environment that’s inclusive and diverse — and where our people can be themselves — so we can reflect the customers and learners we serve.

Pearson is featured on The Forbes list of Best Employers and The Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, and we are recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

About the Team

At Pearson, our mission is to partner with schools to deliver learner progression. All students from the age of 5 through to 18 , have their own individual learner journeys. Alongside their teachers, Pearson can help them make the progression most appropriate to them, whether onto Further or Higher Education onto Apprenticeships or directly into work. Through a consultative, collaborative sales approach we support our school customers with the right choice of products and services for their learners. This role is to manage a defined group of customer accounts to deliver business/revenue growth of our Learning Resources.

Where the market also has a need for qualifications, the Senior Partnership Manager would look to grow this opportunity with the support of internal stakeholders team. These accounts will be based on single schools together with any Group of Schools such as Local Authorities, Chains, Dioceses, Federations, Teaching Alliances and other large organised consortia of schools across the ​5-18 age range​. Working with colleagues in the internal sales teams the Senior Partnership Manager will lead on sales plans delivering customer value, learner progression and business/revenue growth.

Main Accountabilities

  • Engages with Senior Leadership Team and key stakeholders to maximise opportunities for funded services within Schools market.

  • Helps drive learner progression by supporting stakeholders responsible for curriculum decisions on digital solutions, printed products, services and qualifications where appropriate.

  • Sales and growth targets are met and exceeded, surpassing territory market penetration and retention targets.

  • Demonstrate the Pearson Sales model in line with best practice.

  • Implements our digital sales and customer engagement strategy.

  • Embeds efficacy, standards and learner-centric cultures within their own behaviour.

  • Takes ownership of termly plan and ensures delivery against the plan through regular reviews and amendments where appropriate and in liaison with their Regional Sales Manager.

  • Shows collaboration with internal stakeholders (Curriculum Managers, Internal Sales and Customer Success colleagues)

  • Attends key exhibitions, local exhibitions, networks, clusters, and product launch events in line business need.

  • Achievement of Annual goals and Termly KPIs

  • Uses Salesforce CRM system as specified.

  • Operates safely in the workplace without endangering self or others

  • Takes ownership of own development needs and discusses with Regional Sales Manager

  • Embraces change in a dynamic market and understand the need to grow and develop in the role.

Measures of Success

  • The achievement of agreed market acquisition and retention targets

  • Effective account management of customer relationships

  • Adherence to quality procedures and Standards objectives.

  • Feedback from internal and external customers

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Demonstrates and makes good use of sales and influencing skills

  • Is effective and persuasive in presentation both orally and in writing

  • Is confident and effective in the demonstration of digital products and services

  • Accepts ownership of customers problems through to resolution

  • Actively seeks and makes effective use of customer feedback, comments and opinion


  • Is well organised and makes effective use of time

  • Is digitally literate and makes effective use of spreadsheets, Salesforce CRM and other sales enablement tools.

  • Has good numeracy skills, being able to understand and create sales plans, work with Salesforce CRM and sales reports and forecasts.

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.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


Required Skills & Role Qualifications

  • Level 2 Qualifications or higher equivalent including Maths and English

  • Proven track record of sales desired in a b2b environment

  • Previous knowledge of schools and education desirable

  • Digital skills including familiarity with Office products and mobile technologies.

  • Full UK Driving Licence

Personal Attributes and Development

  • Able to work creatively independently of direct supervision in addition to working within a Team.

  • Is energetic, self-motivated, tenacious and determined

  • Results oriented, able to follow plans through to their conclusion

  • Is adaptable to new and changing circumstances and situations Market Knowledge

  • Understands the curriculum based market. Is able to understand consortia and other group priorities.

  • Can articulate the USPs and competitive positioning of Pearson’s major product and service propositions

  • Keeps up to date with learning technology developments

Role location: This is a field based/ remote working position with some requirement to attend a Pearson office location ad-hoc due to business need.

Start date: This is a permanent role to commence December 2020. The role will operate within a term time contract with flexibility to work 195 or 205 days per year.

To apply to the role, please submit an updated CV and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applications we will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews by early December 2020, so we encourage applications to be submitted as soon as possible.


Primary Location: United Kingdom

Other Locations GB-GB-London

Job: Sales

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 20, 2020

Job Unposting: Dec 21, 2020

Schedule: Part-time Regular

Req ID: 2010670

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.