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Market Development Manager

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Oxford, GBR
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Market Development Manager Description This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the world’s leading education company. You will be responsible for supporting the development of driving the Clinical Assessment business in the UK...

Job Description

Market Development Manager


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the world’s leading education company. You will be responsible for supporting the development of driving the Clinical Assessment business in the UK.

This is a great place to work if you are self-driven and want to be part of a highly respected and internationally recognised brand.

About Us

Pearson Clinical Assessment is a leading global test publisher and distributor ofstandardised assessments and interventions that meet the needs of professionals working with children and adults in health, education and psychology settings. Our world renowned portfolio includes the The Wechsler Family of gold standard assessments.Part of the Pearson group of companies, the company is headquartered in the U.S., with offices in Canada, Europe, and Australia.

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.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Head of Clinical, the Market Development Manager will play a central role in driving Clinical Assessments growth in the coming years.

Experienced and commercially-minded, the Market Development Manager will lead a team of Sales Consultants and maintain strong, lasting and mutually beneficial and supportive relationships with Key UK customers in allied health, psychology and education, to grow sales of Clinical Assessment across the UK.

You will research the UK market, to understand customer needs and competitor capabilities and work in partnership with pipeline customers. You will manage Pearson Clinical Assessments relationship at all levels with key UK customers and partners.

Initially targeting allied health and psychology (including NHS) the focus will be on growing enterprise adoptions of Q-interactive™, our revolutionary digital system that delivers the world’s most advanced assessment tools.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, collaborative and self-motivated individual to join our team to lead the growth and market share of the Clinical Assessment portfolio across the UK.


This position is based from our Oxford office covering the UK. Home working will be considered. Travel within the UK is required. We provide you with a company car and all the equipment you need including, mobile phone, laptop and iPad.

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.


About You


You’ll be commercially-minded and possess the following experience and qualities:


  • 3 years sales experience within the Health sector, selling to NHS organisations at a senior level
  • Experience of working within the NHS, with a strong understanding of NHS culture and decision making process is vital
  • New business development experience
  • Strong communication skills, able to present to large groups, prepare compelling proposals, and work on a 1:1 basis with prospect customers to develop compelling business cases for procurement
  • Computer literate, comfortable working with data and able to demonstrate systems fluently
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Collaborative team player, strong people skills to develop new and existing relationships
  • Driving license, right to work in the UK


  • Extensive senior level decision maker contacts across both commissioning and provider sectors of the NHS
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) is desirable but you must be a strategic thinker with sales leadership experience.

If this sounds like the role for you and you feel that you have the necessary skills for the role of Market Development Manager, please make an application.

The rewards

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.

  • Company car
  • Starting holiday allowance of 25 days increasing to 30, with options to flex up or down
  • Annual sales incentive plan
  • Generous pension scheme - contributions are double matched by Pearson
  • Maternity, paternity, and family care leave as well as Flexible Work policies
  • Stock purchase options
  • Private medical insurance

If we sound like a good match for you, or maybe for a friend, we’d love to receive an application.

Primary Location: GB-GB-Oxford

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

Job: Sales

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 8, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1810273

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.