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Account Consultant - International Inside Sales (1

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Education, Media & Communications
Oxford, GBR
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Account Consultant - International Inside Sales (12 month FTC) Description At Pearson, 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 t...

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Account Consultant - International Inside Sales (12 month FTC)


At Pearson, 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.

We are looking for a flexible, proactive and consultative sales professional who has a passion for education.

You will be part of the new International Inside Sales team focused on supporting the sales of teaching and learning resources and qualifications to the global International Schools segment. The role of the team is to maximise opportunities to ensure international schools have a positive experience when using our products and services and building a strong and trusting relationship with us.

We work with key decision-makers, including headteachers, subject leaders/coordinators to help them get the best out of our services, and to keep them enthusiastically using those services year after year. We want to understand their challenges and articulate the ongoing value of our products and services supporting them to raise children’s attainment.

A day in the life of a Pearson Inside Sales Consultant

  • Planning your strategy for targeting schools - working with data provided and local sales teams, to identify opportunities to ensure we retain a loyal customer base and target new opportunities
  • Managing your time effectively to keep in close touch with customers;
  • Contacting key decision makers, discussing needs, proposing solutions and quotations maximising the customers’ use of our products so they renew each year,and increase spend with Pearson.
  • Proactively identifying opportunities to increase the impact of Pearson’s services, from a combination of outbound and inbound emails and calls;
  • Confidently using technology – to deliver remote meetings through desktop sharing.
  • Continually updating your knowledge of curriculum and our products and services to ensure you present the best proposition for the customer.
  • Helping out with different International marketing/sales campaigns as well as with other projects in the team.

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.


Who are we looking for?

You don’t need to have any prior experience in Education, although we do like to hire people who have a genuine interest in this sector. We provide comprehensive training, including shadowing experienced colleague(s). We do require you to have experience of working successfully in a sales/target driven environment.

This could include telesales, retail sales or any role where you are working towards sales targets. You will also have excellent organisational skills and the ability to assimilate and deliver new information to a range of key decision makers.

Excellent communication skills are a must as you will be speaking to people from across the globe. A flexible approach to work is also essential as you will be joining a small team with ever changing priorities.

Last but not least you need to have a positive and determined attitude to work. So if you have a passion for connecting with people, influencing others and are driven to supporting schools in achieving the best for their pupils, then we would love to meet you to discuss the role further.


Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

Work Locations: GB-Oxford-Jordan Hill Halley Court Jordan Hill Oxford OX2 8EJ

Job: Sales

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 28, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1902613

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.