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Account Executive II - Northern California

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94102

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Purpose of the Role: Through effective relationships, the Account Executive is accountable for providing educational content solutions that meet the needs of school districts in an assigned territory.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Designs strategies that address customer needs and issues while meeting assigned quota; targets and prioritizes accounts and activities; analyzes competitors’ activities and adjusts appropriately; utilizes area, national and Per Diem resources effectively.
  • Strategically plans sales calls by outlined objectives and action steps.
  • Reads the market, recognizes trends, and communicates that information to the Area 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 outside 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.

 

Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Business, Marketing or Liberal Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 years sales experience with a proven track record in meeting quota.

Preferred:

  • Educational/Technology sales experience and teaching skills are preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient in MS Office and Sales Management Software
  • Must have an acceptable driving record.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, 4+ hours.
  • Must be able to stand and present to audiences for 2+ hours.
  • Frequently lifting, reaching, and moving product up to 60 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel up to 60-70% of the time through a combination of domestic air travel and driving a car.
  • 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

 

 

Benefits and Salary Range:

Salary Range: $80,000 to $90,000. The base rate is also accompanied by a bonus plan. Our salary ranges are based on national averages.  We have wide ranges so we can be flexible and determine compensation based on a number of factors including the candidate’s skills, experience, education and location.

Benefits: Careers at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (hmhco.com)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students' potential and extend teachers' capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 3 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

 

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

 

PLEASE NOTE:  

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.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Curriculum, Publishing, Education