Account Executive Job
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Denver, CO

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Published Job Title: Account Executive
Published Division/Department: US Sales
Requisition #: 5625
State/Province/County: Colorado
City: Denver
Country: United States
Percentage of Travel: 10% - 20%
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Shift: 1st Shift
Interest Category: Sales / Business Development

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:
The AEs will collaborate with partner Field-Based Account Executive(s) to develop, execute, and revise quarterly and yearly Sales Plans specific to their assigned states/region/area in order to meet individual and team sales goals. They direct the selling, proposal development strategy, project plan and execution of HMH Professional Development and Professional Services proposals for the K-12 market. AEs will effectively interact with all levels of school leadership, from site Principals to district Superintendents, in order to develop lasting relationships that result in solution oriented sales. They maintain ongoing account management contact with Professional Development and Professional Service clients to assess ongoing needs and position HMH service solutions as appropriate

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Maximize client cultivation and grow market footprint from the current base of business by leveraging deep knowledge of current clients and PD services to develop opportunities, working collaboratively with Logistics Coordinators and Consultants to ensure client retention and expansion

Generate new client opportunities through established and emerging lead source channels (e.g., conferences, webinars, website, current clients, publication orders, RFPs, trade shows, etc.) and bring those opportunities to a successful close

Support Field-Based Account Executive(s) with the needs assessments and proposal development for prospective new clients identified through various HMH field channels

Collaborate with Thought Leadership and Marketing departments to exchange reciprocal market and customer data to inform IP development and launch plans that meet market demands and increase the relevancy and positioning of service solution suites

Accurate and consistent reporting of territory and client account status through CRM system

Requirements:
SKILLS/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Deep understanding of the K-12 Educational market trends and issues

Microsoft Office Suite

CRM (Dynamics, Salesforce)

Effective time management and communication via phone, emails, and site visits with clients, including the drafting/presenting/revising of written proposals

Successfully conducts comprehensive needs assessment with clients for a solution-based sales approach

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Required:
Ability to travel 20%

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

3+ years of related industry experience (sales or education)

Preferred:
Master’s degree in a related field

5+ years in educational sales (PD, intervention, basal, supplemental)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and member of E-Verify

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