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Curriculum Sales Representative RI/CT/Boston MA

School Specialty, Inc Hartford Full-Time
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School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey?

We are looking for an experienced Curriculum Sales Representative that will cover Rhode Island, Connecticut and Boston.    

Job Summary

Generate sales of selected products in an assigned geographic area. Present programs and products to current and potential clients through face-to-face meetings at the clients place of business or at special exhibits and conferences. Provide service through problem resolution and support in the form of information regarding product updates and coordination of training for customer’s staff. Represent the company at local, state, regional and national conferences and exhibits. Manage and maintain business expenses within the assigned budget. Interact with education policymakers at the local and state level.

Essential Functions

  • Sell and market products in assigned territory
  • Travel to schools, administrative offices, service centers, conferences & exhibits throughout assigned territory
  • Make sales presentations to curriculum coordinators, consultants, administrators, teachers, review committees, school board members or any other individuals as requested by the customer.
  • Transport all sales & marketing materials needed including kit samples, support material, catalogs, etc.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to all inquiries
  • Follow up promptly on sales leads from all sources
  • Process all catalog and/or sample requests
  • Generate price quotes
  • Compose and produce appropriate correspondence.
  • Maintain correspondence and other appropriate documentation files.
  • Make all necessary travel arrangements, (i.e. airline, hotel reservations, auto rental, etc.).
  • Manage expenses effectively, staying within the specified budgets
  • Provide timely reports regarding prior months sales presentations and activities as well as upcoming months schedule
  • Provide 1, 3, 6 and 12 months forecast of sales by customer, based on adoption schedules, presentations and both new and re-order business.
  • Submit expense reports for legitimate business expenses on a weekly basis with all receipts and documentation

Minimum Required Qualifications

•         4 Year College Degree

•         1-3 years sales experience or commensurate K12 experience

•         Teaching/Education background preferred

•         Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Be organized and able to prioritize their workload
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • An independent thinker while functioning as part of a team. 
  • Must have the ability to speak and present effectively to large groups of people on a regular basis.
  • Strong writing skills are required. 

Corporate Core Competencies

  • Business Insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Plans and Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
  • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Self-Development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.
  • Manages Ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, hear, use hands to type data, use a personal computer and telephone. This employee may occasionally have to operate business machines. Specific vision abilities required in this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Mental demands include multi-tasking, decision making, problem-solving, comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, and synthesizing data.

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At School Specialty Inc., Safety is every employee’s first responsibility.  We expect our employees to adhere to all safety practices, have the moral courage to stop other individuals from performing unsafe acts, and immediately report unsafe conditions.

Travel Requirements

Travel requirement ranges from 30% to 80% of the time based on seasonality and includes regular overnight and occasional weekend trips.

We’re determined to positively impact the future, one child at a time.   If you share our passion, we need to talk.

Imagine what we could do together.

All candidates must apply on line at URL blocked - click to apply and click on Careers tab at bottom of page.  Search by keyword “Sales”.

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  • School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.
  • EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled
  • If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at URL blocked - click to apply and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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