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Licensing and Content Partnerships Manager - K-12 Education

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Boston, MA, US, MA 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 15382

Additional Locations: Orlando, FL; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; New York, NY

Licensing and Content Partnerships, Manager

HMH is a global learning company based in the US focusing on the K-12 Education market. Our international business is responsible for the export and licensing of print and digital textbooks to all regions outside the US. HMH is now looking to hire an International Content Partnership Manager to assist with the delivery, client relationship and internal stakeholder management of its International licensing development strategy


A high demanding role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining the delivery of strategic licensing opportunities in accordance with procedures as defined by the Director of Content Partnerships. The ideal candidate must have a proven sales and licensing background and proficient in building rapport quickly with both existing clients, new clients and internal HMH divisions including but not limited to Legal, Finance, Rights and Permissions, Sales and Marketing.


Key Task

  • Support revenue goals through the management and delivery of key due diligence, administrative, and client management tasks
  • Develop, maintain and cultivate license and sales leads through various communication methods
  • Support identification and reporting of educational tenders in global markets
  • Maintain management of key licensing portfolios.
  • Assist in developing client agreements, working with product management, legal, finance, tax, sales, marketing.
  • Perform specialized tasks and analysis to support lead generation in global markets
  • Candidate should have an in-depth understanding of the educational licensing field with 3-5 years’ experience
  • Determine and filter the commercial value of new opportunities.
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Skills and competencies:

  • Proven Background in a sales and Licensing environment (3-5 years’ experience)
  • Evidence of building long term relationships with a proven experience of identifying and developing strong and successful clients
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experienced in networking and lead sourcing with potential customers with an ability to influence with good persuasive and negotiating skills
  • Establish rapport and build relationships internally with senior management team and externally with key decision makers at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure and to agreed targets.
  • Third Level Degree
  • Project management and/or finance experience is beneficial
  • Languages is beneficial and desirable.
  • Prince2/PMP or similar



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-K–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.

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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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