Schools Sales Consultant: Free State Region - #305692

Oxford University Press

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
Contract type: Full time

Oxford University Press Southern Africa

Oxford University Press advances knowledge and learning of all kinds, from a child reading their first words to a researcher expanding the frontiers of their field. Our work is constantly evolving, and the possibilities are endless. We strive to help more and more people around the world achieve their potential.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Schools Sales Consultant: Free State Region

(Permanent position)

Oxford University Press is looking for a Schools Sales Consultant who will be responsible for business development, organizing and conducting product presentations to educators, calling on schools, key booksellers and libraries to generate sales, and coordinating provincial activities across the whole Province.

The School Sales Consultant will be reporting to the Regional Manager for Northwest & Free State. This post is based in the Bloemfontein.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Achieve sales targets for front and backlist titles.
  • Understanding Oxford University Press position in the market.
  • Develop and implement monthly and weekly sales plans for allocated territories.
  • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Calling on schools, district education officials, key bookseller and libraries to generate sales.
  • Conducting product presentations and facilitating workshops for educators.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant working experience in sales
  • Relevant National Diploma in Sales, Marketing or Education
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Strong negotiation skills and problem solving
  • Able to maintain and foster business relationships
  • Experience in publishing environment including both print and digital
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in data analytics and CRM
  • Valid driver’s license and own transport


  • Action and delivery oriented
  • Shows resilience and commitment
  • Problem solver
  • Positive attitude
  • Deadline-driven
  • Presentation skills
  • Displays ethical behaviour
  • Supports teamwork and empowers others to achieve their objectives

Oxford Offers the following:

  • Remuneration will be commensurate with experience
  • Pension and medical aid benefits
  • Statutory leave
  • Training opportunities
  • Engaging work in a rewarding and ethical environment.

Oxford University Press, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a talented individual to fill this post in its Sales Department based in the Free State. Oxford University Press will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need for transformation.

Closing date: 23 February 2024

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