Who we are and what we do
The Hodder Education Group, part of Hachette UK, has consistently grown both in the UK and internationally. We work alongside schools and colleges around the world to create books and digital resources that help teachers, students and parents. We have a set of core values that drive our culture and enrich our working environment:
- Teachers and students are at the heart of what we do
- Quality in everything from our practices to our products
- Trustworthy in what we publish and how we interact
- Collaboration is key to how we work, internally and externally
The sales team is a group of talented people who are customer-focussed and sales driven in all they do.
What you’ll be doing
Based in the Bristol area and working term-time only, you will join a vibrant sales operation full of committed and experienced educational sales consultants. You will manage secondary school, MAT and college accounts in a given area with the aim of growing turnover with existing customers and seeking out new opportunities. Calling on institutions throughout the allocated area, you will generate appointments for displays, one to one meetings and departmental presentations across a wide range of subject areas to drive sales of our whole service which includes print and digital resources as well as events and magazine subscriptions.
Who we are looking for
We’re looking for someone with a passion for education and sales who is target-driven and adaptable. You will need to have experience of working in a customer-centric business or environment where gaining and retaining customers and increasing revenue has been part of your remit.
What we offer
We offer a competitive benefits package and flexible working options.
You’ll be a member of a friendly team of 45. You’ll be able to share your ideas and knowledge whilst having the opportunity to learn from others and develop your skills and insights. Fresh ideas and new initiatives are always welcome.
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
This role can be based at our Bristol office. The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at one of our UK offices, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
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.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
Closing date: 13th August 2021