Educational Sales Consultant - Central Europe
What you’ll be doing
We are looking to recruit an International Educational Sales Consultant to sell our highly regarded and successful range of publishing into International and British schools in Central Europe. You will seek out sales leads by visiting schools, trade booksellers and agents. You will work collaboratively with teachers and other education professionals to gain a thorough understanding of current teaching practices. You will strive towards building a thriving partnership with your customers based on trust and offer them practical solutions through our range of products and resources.
Your focus will be on maintaining excellent working relationships with schools to encourage loyalty and repeat custom.
Additionally, you will manage key accounts and agents throughout your territory with support from your Area Manager.
You’ll collaborate with the wider Europe Sales team, supporting with attendance of Europe wide conferences and events.
Who we are looking for
Ideally you will be fluent in spoken and written English and based in Berlin although the role is open to any applicants based in Germany.
You will possess the following skills, experience, and attributes:
- Proven consultative sales, presentation, and networking skills
- Strong organisational skills coupled with a keen eye for detail
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- An independent decision maker
- Highly motivated and able to plan and manage own workload independently
- Confident both working independently and as part of a matrixed team
- Computer literate with Skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Customer focused and proactive
- Flexible, adaptable, and positive
- Confident/comfortable with international business travel and able to conduct visits in the field away from home for up to 2 weeks at a time.
- Experience in both International B2C and B2B sales an advantage
- A successful track record in International Education publishing/sales/teaching
- Good knowledge of the international education market place
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 30 days annual leave days per year + public holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, up to 70% off book purchases, several employee networks to join and a generous pension scheme.
Ideally, you will based in Berlin although the role is open to any applicants based in Germany.
Who we are and what we do
Hachette UK is a creative powerhouse and the UK’s second largest book publishing group. Our mission is to make it easy for everyone, everywhere, to unlock new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity.
We’re made up of 10 autonomous publishing divisions and over 50 imprints with a rich and diverse history and an incredible range of authors. We’re also the market leader in e-books and publish a range of bestsellers in audio format, the fastest growing part of our business.
The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within the Hachette UK group. Over the past few years, it has succeeded in winning market share through curriculum change in the UK and has significantly grown its international business in a wide range of markets. In addition, Hodder Education has made a string of successful acquisitions, most recently the successful Secondary publisher Illuminate, and growing internationally in the Caribbean and Singapore.
Hachette UK is part of Hachette Livre, the world’s third largest trade and educational publisher. As well as our headquarters in Carmelite House, London, and our state-of-the-art book distribution centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire, we have recently opened five new offices across the UK.
It’s an exciting time to join our business because the publishing market continues to grow and thrive. The UK remains the largest exporter of physical books in the world and book adaptations for film and TV are the foundation of the UK’s creative industries.
People at Hachette UK are incredibly proud of the contribution publishing makes to the world and we believe that embracing diversity in all its forms is the key to creating a culture that will make us a better publisher. Our people thrive in an environment that accepts and encourages the sharing of different ideas and opinions, and we publish a wide range of voices to reach the broadest audience possible.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
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