We’re seeking a dedicated, driven, and passionate Sales & Business Development Manager to join our growing team.
The ideal candidate has academic connections with art and design high schools, experience with education fairs, and connections to potential relevant partnerships (clubs, tutoring services, international programs, etc.).
We are looking for someone who is a self-starter that can manage and drive day-to-day activity, is relationship-oriented with good instincts for finding, developing and securing new business. This person has a proven track record in both independent sales and team leadership. They possess strong leadership qualities with the ability to coach, develop, inspire, and motivate others.
This job is focused on selling WeDesign programs in the US and around the world. The Sales Manager will report to the CEO and will sell programs directly to students, along with creating partnerships for other groups to distribute and sell programs. S/he will also monitor and direct our overseas sales teams. The Sales manager will create regular reports on their own markets as well as the progress of other territories.
Devise Ways to Sell Programs
Find ways to promote and sell WeDesign programs to High School students, undergraduates and working professionals. Whether through deals with school groups, through other organizations or through other means the Sales Manager will create sales directly from NYC Head Office.
The Sales Manager will be expected to create and make sales of WeDesign programs. Ultimately the measure of their success will be the volume of sales that they created, enabled, or actually closed.
Develop and build relationships to enable other groups to sell programs in domestic and overseas markets including China, Brazil, Europe, Japan, India, North America. WeDesign is constantly expanding into new countries and territories. The Sales Manager will work to create relationships with customer groups to enable sales either by local partners or directly from NYC
Monitor and Direct Overseas Sales Teams
WeDesign partners have sales teams in place, the Sales manager will monitor the progress and success of these teams. Checking targets are met and that sales are being handled appropriately. They will give guidance to overseas sales teams and ensure they are on message with the central WeDesign philosophy.
Bachelors Degree or professional equivalent in related field
Academic connections preferred
5+ years experience in related sales field effectively managing, and leading sales teams
Experience with online product
Experience/Knowledge/Strong interest in design related business
Experience/Knowledge/Strong interest in education
Experience developing sales plans
Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, visual (Keynote, video)
Written and verbal Mandarin Chinese is a benefit, but not mandatory
WeDesign is a NYC-based, e-learning company. We offer access to the world’s finest online art and design education, which includes interactive learning experiences for elementary, middle school, and pre-college students, recreational learners, and senior executives. We utilize the latest user interfaces and online platforms to connect students to remote and physical spaces, and to faculty from the world’s top art and design schools.