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Internal Sales Associate (term-time)

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Manchester, GBR
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Internal Sales Associate (term-time) Description We are Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Our mission is to improve the lives of others through learning. We employ 38000 employees globally across 80 countries and have a...

Job Description

Internal Sales Associate (term-time)


We are Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Our mission is to improve the lives of others through learning. We employ 38000 employees globally across 80 countries and have an annual turnover of $4bn. We provide digital and printed learning resources and exams to schools, colleges and universities across the world.

The role

The purpose of the Internal Sales Associate is to support the UK Secondary Schools team by developing our market share through providing outstanding customer support. You will be ambassadors of our brand and you will nurture existing customer relationships by understanding their needs and in turn offering suitable Pearson products that will help the schools achieve their academic goals.

  • This is a TERM-TIME role. You will work term-time only, meaning that school holidays are paid annual leave.

The Team

The Internal Sales Team consists of around 12 people, all of whom work in our Salford Quays office, right next to Media City. You will be part of a friendly, collaborative team and you will report into one of two supportive and knowledgeable managers, who have been with Pearson for 11 and 18 years respectively. There’s no shift work or micromanagement in this team. We offer flexible start and finish times (within 8am-5pm) to fit in with your home life - and lunch and breaks can be taken at a time to suit you.


Success in this role can be attributed to many things including; organisation and time management skills, rapport building and sales technique however one of the most important factors for success is product knowledge. If you can talk confidently about our products you will do well. Any knowledge of the UK schools systems will give you an advantage but either way, for all we provide on-going training to get you up to speed. This could be in the form of classroom style learning, online training or one-to-one coaching from your manager.

A day in the life of an Internal Sales Associate

This is a varied role and in a typical day you can expect to work on the following tasks:

  • Account manage a portfolio of accounts
  • Work proactively with the field-sales team to provide coordinated sales activities to schools
  • Collaborate with field and internal colleagues to ensure highest levels of customer support and maximise revenue and retention opportunities.
  • Schedule calls with key decision makers and generate appointments for the field sales team
  • Keep schools up to date with information on our training services
  • Work with the marketing to implement business development plans
  • Support new customers/schools through our on-boarding program
  • Deliver online presentations to demonstrate our products
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to centres through direct contact and by follow-on activity from field sales colleagues


Who we’re looking for

  • Prior experience in a target driven sales environment is essential
  • An excellent customer service approach to everything you do
  • The ability to build and nurture lasting relationships with your customers
  • A passion for learning and the willingness to be a product guru
  • A confident and professional manner
  • Desire and motivation to be the best!


  • Competitive salary
  • A role that fits around school holidays
  • Red Letter Day spot prizes
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to Pearson U - 1000’s of online courses including e.g Coding and Project Management

Primary Location: GB-GB-Manchester

Work Locations: GB-Manchester-The Lighthouse The Lighthouse 14 The Quays Salford Quays Manchester M50 3BF

Job: Customer Service

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 22, 2018

Job Unposting: Jun 16, 2018

Schedule: Part-time Regular

Req ID: 1807923

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.