Pearson Inside Sales Consultant in United Kingdom
Role: Inside Sales Consultant
Department: Student Enrolment, Pearson Online Learning Services
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.
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Pearson is delighted to be committed to the Race Charter, and to be confirmed by Stonewall in the Top 100 Employers LGBTQ+ employers in the UK. We are a Disability Confident committed employer and were recognised in the Best Employers for Diversity 2019 awards. We are featured on The Forbes list of Best D&I Employers and are a Working Mums Top Employer and Age Positive employer. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York Stock Exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). We are proud to offer an exceptional and supportive environment to develop your professional career!
Inside Sales Consultant
Salary up to £30,000 depending on experience, plus a sales incentive bonus! Basic + OTE SIP 25% uncapped sales incentive.
You will be based in any of our offices in Central London, Harlow Essex, or Manchester
Permanent & full time working 37.5 hours per week
We believe education can empower people 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.
This is a great time to join our growing team within Pearson to deliver outstanding consultative sales activity and prospective student interaction to achieve sales targets for a portfolio of prestigious University courses. Your role has 3 main areas of responsibility including KPI goals and activity levels, excellent funnel stage consultative selling and achieving your sales targets to contribute to the overall team target.
A day in the life of a Inside Sales Consultant
Prospective student sales interaction via phone, email, SMS, and online engagement activity. This includes contacting generated warm leads in line with established service standards and progressing them through the sales funnel over sales cycles.
Utilising our customised CRM platform to maintain detailed prospective student activity and notes for each prospective student in order to deliver a highly engaging personalised experience and maximise your pipeline management.
Using activity reports and dashboards to monitor and drive personal performance in line with pre-determined sales KPIs and targets.
Assess the suitability of prospective students using a consultative approach and assist them with the application submission process. This can include assessing qualifications as well as providing support regarding English language testing, access to payment options and the submission of CVs, references, and personal statements.
Participate in developing new and innovative ideas for campaigns, workflows, and messaging to improve personal and team performance.
Contributing to a high-performance culture by working flexibly and collaboratively with other members of the team.
Our Successful Candidate
We are looking for a motivated consultative sales professional with B2C experience in a sales environment, who can demonstrate success with short and longer-term sales cycles. (On your CV, you should clearly demonstrate your experience achieving sales targets, KPIs you work to and details of your performance).
You will be required to achieve enrolment / sales targets; therefore, you are to demonstrate your ability to work to targets and using KPI’s successfully. It’s important to have knowledge of the UK Higher Education sector and you’ll ideally be educated to Degree level or have equivalent professional experience.
You’ll have excellent communication (written and oral) skills, along with the ability to build networks successfully through influencing activity within your sales pipeline as well as influencing other key stakeholders such as marketing; this will be key to working effectively with Pearson colleagues across different sites and within a matrix structure.
You’ll be an expert in building relationships; in particular, with customers, employers, professional bodies, commercial partners, government agencies and within Pearson. As you’ll be nurturing a sales pipeline of prospective students, it’s helpful to be empathetic, understanding, and creative in your approach.
Transform your career to a new level – our Online Learning Services team is growing rapidly therefore now is an exciting and ideal time to join our Pearson family. Apply Now for a highly rewarding and truly global career!
Your Reward & Benefits
We’ll expect a lot and we know you’ll do great work, so we give a lot back with some of the best benefits in the business. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, so our workplace programmes meet the different needs of our diverse teams and their families too. There is a range of options, too many to list here, but when you join our Pearson family you can look forward to:
A starting holiday of 25 days plus UK public holidays and you’ll earn 1 additional day’s holiday per year you work with us.
Generous pension scheme where we match and double what you contribute.
Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as flexible work policies.
Stock/share purchase options.
Healthcare and dental plans, and an employee wellbeing assistance programme for you and your family to help balance work, family and personal life.
Cycle to work program, gym membership concessions in selected office locations, along with retail and leisure discounts.
If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application.
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.
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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.
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Req ID: 2110065