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Spanish and French Language Sales Consultant

Salary: USD 65,000 / year  Preferred location: West Coast (remote)  Full-time

About us

Klett World Languages is a growing educational publisher with European roots. We are the Chicago-based US arm of the Klett Group, which was founded in 1897 and encompasses 80+ educational enterprises.

At Klett World Languages, we provide the highest quality language materials in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. We create content that helps students build authentic communicative competence, and become global citizens. Our materials are authentic, accessible, and user-friendly, and enable students to learn and deepen their connection to our increasingly global world. We strongly believe that educators play a key role in language learning, and part of our mission is to support them and give them opportunities for professional development. At Klett World Languages, we are driven to change world language education in the U.S. for the better.

Job description

The Spanish and French Language Sales Consultant will work to develop strong relationships with new and existing customers in the Western United States by advising, training, recommending solutions, and providing service and support. Collaboration is a key part of this role, working with our adoptions, management, technology and operations departments. Travel opportunities and dedicated desk time are both a part of this position.

  • Promote the current language program(s) at all K-12 educational levels.
  • Collaborate with sales team colleagues to strategize K-12 sales.
  • Travel to conferences and adoption presentations to help close business.
  • Provide exemplary customer service by building relationships, investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to management and editorial teams.
  • Conduct promotional and post-sale training in person and via video conferences.
  • Engage in efforts to support sales and customer satisfaction, including the curation of materials, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, standards correlations, etc.
  • Attend local, regional, and national conferences as appropriate. Create and give presentations.
  • Support the Sales Team Lead in facilitating state, district, and school-level adoptions, including managing deadlines and requirements, collaborating with local and international colleagues, and employing creative problem-solving.
  • Manage and organize contacts within a CRM, including Case Notes.
Qualifications, knowledge, and skills
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • BA/BS or Masters Degree, preferably in French and/or Spanish,
  • Education/Teaching, or related field; fluent in French, and English
  • Proficiency in Spanish (preferred)
  • Profound knowledge of the US educational system at K-12 levels. Note: special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in K-12 instructional materials and/or materials adoption
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French
  • Strong aptitude for sales and ability to present to a variety of audiences in various formats
  • Self-motivated with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Well developed time management and prioritization skills, with ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities, and independently manage timelines and deadlines
  • Experience with independent/remote work, with limited supervision in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Tech-savvy and familiar with Google Workspace, Microsoft Suite, etc. and comfortable learning new software systems as needs arise
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Approximately 25% travel expected (1-2 trips per month)
Physical Requirements
  • Must be comfortable picking up boxes up to 30 lbs and moving boxes with use of platform or hand dolly
  • Must be able to stand for long periods at conferences
  • Ability to pack boxes and equipment in organized manner
  • Health insurance
  • Up to 12 weeks parental leave, paid 50%
  • 16 days PTO, which increase to 25 days after two years with the company
  • US federal holidays off
  • Retirement plan with 3% employer match

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]Only serious candidates who submit a cover letter will be considered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.