Inside Sales Account Executive

Job Requisition ID:┬ 12167

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Job Title: Inside Account Executive

Reports To: Inside Sales Manager

Department/Division:┬  Inside Sales and Sales Support

Through effective relationships, the Inside Sales Account Executive is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for their assigned territory and collaboratively working with Field Sales Account Executives to achieve overall team quota.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proactive collaboration with Field Sales Account Executive to develop and implement joint territory plan.┬  Works with Field Team to effectively integrate Inside Sales campaigns and strategies to drive success in territory.

  • Develops account strategies and territory plans that address customer needs and issues while meeting assigned quotas; targets and prioritizes accounts and activities; analyzes competitors' activities and adjusts appropriately; Utilizes all resources effectively.

  • Strategically plans sales calls by outlining objectives and action steps.

  • Reads the market, recognizes trends, and communicates that information to sales management

  • Demonstrates knowledge of account history, the processes and procedures specific to each district, and the key issues for each account.

  • Responds to customers requests and problems with appropriate timeliness and concern; Develops professional credibility and trust with the customer;

  • Provides timely and complete information needed for consultants and inside resources to perform effectively in the territory; Uses voicemail and email appropriately; Updates Salesforce.com regularly.┬ 

  • Knowledge of each curriculum area to converse comfortably with customers and understand their needs; effectively communicates the major features, advantages, and benefits of each product;

  • Displays a thorough knowledge of state and local adoption timelines in order to be at the right place at the right time.┬ 

  • Effectively manages sample budget.


Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 3-5 years sales experience with a proven track record in meeting quota, or equivalent years of experience in education.

  • Proficient in MS Office and Sales Management Software

Preferred Education, Experience and Abilities:

  • Master's degree desirable

  • Educational/Technology sales experience and teaching skills are desirable.

Travel:┬  Requires some travel, 20-30%

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to lift up to 60 pounds.

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Req# 12167

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-KÔ€“12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.┬  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com ┬ 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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