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Pearson Executive Sales Specialist - LA/Long Beach/San Diego in Long Beach, California

*Ideal candidates will be located in the one of the listed geographical regions (preferred but not required)*

Pearson Overview

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that is always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us too always be better.

We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a keen sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.

Through our talent, we believe that diversity 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 visit https://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

A Pearson sales representative is at the forefront of transforming learning. Pearson puts the learner at the center of everything. You would be responsible for creating effective and innovative sales solutions that address issues and challenges facing institutions, instructors, and students today to meet necessary educational outcomes while contributing toward and promoting Pearson's inclusive culture. The ideal candidate will possess a quantifiable record of success with a demonstrable ability to meet and exceed goals. A strong interest in digital media and applications to learning is a must. This is a hybrid role combining in-house sales work with field work and requires occasional travel.

Responsibilities

  • Meet/exceed sales and registration goals expressed as % growth

  • Employ effective selling techniques including pre-call planning, effective opening, and productive questioning strategies that lead to a close.

  • Demonstrate superb organizational and follow-up abilities

  • Manage and grow a multi-million-dollar territory comprised of 2 and 4-year colleges and universities

  • Maintain expert product knowledge around Pearson technologies, the educational industry, and factors influencing the market environment; use promotional materials to support marketing messaging through email and social media

  • Exhibit strong presentational skills

  • Demonstrate teamwork through sharing of best practices and working with cross functional teams in an inclusive, diverse environment

  • Implement company initiatives into sales territory

  • Maintain positive, productive relationships with external customers and internal partner and colleagues

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive starting base salary based on experience

  • Aggressive bonus structure based on performance (no cap on bonus!)

  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance

  • Generous paid vacation, holiday, personal and sick time

  • 401(k) plan with a company match

  • Employee stock purchase plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • The opportunity to develop your career with the industry leader, advancing into sales management, marketing management or editorial

Qualifications

  • 4-year college degree demonstrating academic excellence or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • High Achievement and proven track record for excelling in a fast-paced college and/ or work environment

  • Sales experience or aptitude via enthusiasm for the process of investigating, creating and fulfilling customers’ needs

  • Experience with Learning Technologies or curiosity about the development of traditional and technology based intellectual properties

  • Technological proficiency and strong working knowledge of the internet, mobile technologies, and computer applications and business systems

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

If you're passionate about education, competitive, and have a strong desire for achievement, then you might find a career in College Publishing to be a perfect fit. If you're interested in changing the way the world learns, then we'd like to meet you.

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 pearsonplc.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.

Job: SALES

Organization: Higher Education

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 8507

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