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Pearson Sales Director in China

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This is a role that will support the English Language Learning division in accelerating our PTE growth across Greater China. The role will report to the SVP of Sales, ELL. You will be a sales expert, deeply experienced in driving and adept at putting the Consumer at the heart of everything we do.

What you will do:

As a Regional Director of Sales, you will:

  • Generate new business opportunities by following proven processes to prospect into key accounts

  • Identify prospect needs, understand business drivers behind requests, and explain Pearson Learning’s value proposition

  • Conduct high-level conversations with senior executives about solving English Language Learner performance challenge using innovative learning, training and technology solutions

  • Own & drive revenue and growth numbers for the defined territory or accounts qualifying, building a solid pipeline, presenting solutions, and closing business

  • Support solution design backed by a team of solution architects

  • Propose and close new business deals and drive revenue within a specified region or list of named accounts

  • Construct, forecast, and manage your sales pipeline

  • Own the sales cycle - from lead generation to closure

  • Maintaining a high level of care within existing accounts while effectively developing more contacts within an account to further expand business

  • Be the customer voice when working cross-functionally with marketing, product, operations, and engineering teams.

  • Maximize profitability through effective negotiations

  • Coordination and alignment with other ELL functions (DtC and PTE) as needed basis

  • *Drive a high-performance team by adopting a ‘hands-on’ leadership approach and a culture of commercial driven decision making *

  • Lead by example, educate, inspire, motivate, mentor and, creating a sense of community amongst the various members

Qualifications - External

• Extensive experience and a demonstrated track record of sales excellence

• Strong commercial acumen, judgement and expertise across all aspects of area of responsibility

• A solid understanding of consultative sales & ability to articulate ROI

• Proven ability as a hunter and closer, growing a territory or region

• A passion for solving customer problems

• A client-centric focus and are obsessive about exceeding customer expectations

• A data-driven decision mentality and strong analytical thinking

• Relentless drive and strong ability to multi-task

• The ability to work independently as well as part of a team, in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

• Demonstrates strong resilience and tenacity with highly effective influencing, persuasive and negotiating skills

• Superior professional presence and business acumen

• Experience in leading diverse teams and advancing the DE&I agenda

• Excellent active listening, communication and presentation skills

• Willingness to travel as needed for customer meetings

• Action-oriented with a “roll up your sleeves approach”

• Comfortable with a work from home environment


• Educated to degree level or equivalent

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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.

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Organization: English Language Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12890