Oxford University Press Southern Africa: School Sales Consultant

Company Oxford University Press Southern Africa
Reference # School Sales Consultant: Free State
Published 15/11/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Location Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Reporting to the Regional Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for business development, promoting and selling of and to partner titles to schools, booksellers, and other customers to meet sales budgets. The role also entails organising and conducting product presentations to educators, calling on schools, key booksellers, and libraries to generate sales, and coordinating provincial activities.
Job Functions Sales
Industries Publishing
As the School Sales Consultant you will be responsible for:

Achieving sales targets for front- and backlist titles
Understanding OUP’s position in the market
Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Calling on schools, district education officials, key booksellers and libraries to generate sales
Conducting product presentations and facilitating workshops for educators

Qualifications & Experience:

A national diploma or equivalent in Education, Marketing or Sales
Extensive sales experience
A thorough understanding of the South African school curriculum
In-depth knowledge of the education and book trade market
Relationship building skills
Strong negotiation and communication skills
Planning and organizing skills
Report writing skills
Ability to operate within a team
Computer literate with MS Office, PowerPoint and Word
Digital Sales experience will be an added advantage
Valid driver’s license essential

Job Closing Date 26/11/2021