Pearson Product Specialist (Teacher Ed)- Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

Product Specialist (Teacher Ed)- Columbus, OH


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson is the leader in publishing for the higher education market. We have an excellent opportunity for a Product Specialist in our Columbus, OH office.

The successful candidate for the Product Specialist position will be responsible for the sales and marketing of content solutions (especially those driven by technology, as well as textbooks and supplements) to colleges and universities, working with local sales representatives in the assigned territories. This is a strategic position that focuses on the winning of key business through giving presentations, coaching and strategizing with sales representatives, and building momentum and excitement for the products in the region. In addition, the Product Specialist also communicates closely with our sales management, marketing, and editorial teams to create strategies, drive sales, and provide market feedback.


  • A minimum of two years successful experience as a college publishing sales representative, and a quantifiable record of achievement.

  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the selling seasons.

  • Aptitude to coach and train sales reps.

  • Technological proficiency: working knowledge of the Web and basic software programs / applications

  • Excellent written and oral communication

  • Motivation: the drive to achieve beyond what is expected

  • Academic excellence: strong academic performance and a 4-year degree

Success as a Product Specialist can lead to career opportunities within Pearson's editorial, sales management, marketing, and media development groups.

We offer excellent compensation/benefits and an opportunity to grow with the industry leader.

Please submit a cover letter for this position which includes your salary requirement.

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-OH-Columbus

Job: Sales

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 19, 2017

Req ID: 1709340