Pearson Sales Manager (Higher Education, Gulf & Levant) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sales Manager (Higher Education, Gulf & Levant)


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


  • To maximise sales of Pearson Education titles and solutions as prescribed into all assigned academic institutions across a defined geographical territory to achieve sales target

  • To manage specified members of the UAE sales team to maximise their sales & achieve their sales target

  • To motivate and develop through management and coaching of assigned representatives within the team to achieve sales target and achieve best practice in all aspects of selling in the field


  • Achieve sales target within individual specified sales territory

  • Achieve sales targets within assigned territories of responsibility through coaching, mentoring and developing of three assigned rep territories in team

  • Achieve agreed product & solutions sales target for individual and team

  • Achieve media integration in key course areas as designated

  • Achieving prescribed tracking and closed tracking sales goals for individual and team

  • Achieve required CRM data coverage and curriculum mapping of key departments and courses for individual and team

  • Achieve required number First Day of Class student presentation commitments for individual and team

  • Coaching of assigned representatives in specific areas such as PASS, solution selling, sell through strategies, planning, use of sales tools, use of Socrates and other CRM databases

  • Recruitment & training of excellent sales reps into vacant territories as required

  • Demonstrate best practice and lead by example in all key competency areas

  • Collaborate with marketing managers, technology specialists, custom editors and editors to help team achieve wins on key adoptions




  • Highly motivated

  • Strong leadership qualities

  • Strong organisational and planning skills

  • Commitment & flexibility

  • Target and performance driven

  • Demonstrable models of attitude and behaviour consistent with team and organisational values

  • Must be field based within the territory

  • Hold full driving licence

  • Be prepared to relocate if necessary

  • Be prepared to stay away from home if necessary

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Masters or post graduate qualification

  • Fluency in Arabic is an advantage

Previous Experience


  • Sales Management experience


  • Demonstrated excellence in PASS through attendance at PASS and PASS sales training

  • Socrates Super User or equivalent

IT Literacy


  • IT literacy is a requirement

Primary Location: AE-AE-Dubai

Job: Sales

Organization: Growth

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 18, 2017

Req ID: 1715376