Sales Advisor – US

* LUMIO SCHOOL SALES ADVISOR *
– Home-based, central or eastern states only
– Starting with 3-6 month freelance contract
– Progressing to permanent employed role
– Basic pay (based on experience) + commission
– Start August/September

* ABOUT US *
Lighthouse Learning is a children’s digital education company based in Brighton, UK. Our mission is to delight learners and educators with great learning experiences on any device. As we grow from a technology start-up to a leading digital learning provider, we’re looking for talented sales professionals to join our team. Following the success of our flagship Lumio product, we plan to open a US sales office as part of extensive company growth. This unique role will be the first in a series of sales hires. The successful candidate will get a fantastic opportunity for rapid advancement, potentially helping to set up and lead the company’s sales operations in the US.

* OVERVIEW *
You will be joining at an exciting time as we scale the success of Lumio, our subscription software for elementary schools. As a member of the Sales Team, your goal is to establish a market share for Lumio and generate significant revenue growth. You will contact schools across the US over the phone to introduce our award-winning resources. A long term employed role will be available on successful completion of the contract.

* WORKING HOURS *
We operate during school hours so this role would suit someone looking to fit work around children. Working hours can be flexible but are restricted to within 8am to 8pm Eastern time. Full time or part time available on a pro rata basis.

* JOB DESCRIPTION *
School Sales Advisors are the main point of contact for new customers. The aim of the role is to get more schools using Lumio while building our reputation for great service. You will:
– Call schools to set up a free trial
– Demo the product
– Regularly contact and nurture leads
– Encourage schools to take a subscription

Lumio is a beautifully designed and highly competitive cross-platform learning product that consistently receives glowing feedback from schools. It is a pleasure to work with for candidates looking for a special product with a difference.

You will be working closely and communicating daily with senior managers, directors, and product developers. You will receive full training and ongoing coaching. Our team has extensive experience working remotely with US-based colleagues. We enjoy a friendly and collaborative work ethos; all team members are relied upon and trusted to ensure their work gets done to a high standard.

* REQUIREMENTS *
The ability to flourish in a home-working environment is essential. You must be able to fully communicate with co-workers and handle the day-to-day challenges of remote working across time zones. You will also be using your fantastic communication skills to get across our core message and values to teachers. You must be able to:
– Take ownership of generating new business
– Demonstrate understanding of the K-6 market
– Listen closely to understand schools’ needs
– Navigate complex school bureaucracy
– Quickly build a rapport with people at different levels
– Write well with excellent spelling & grammar
– Proficiently use online communication channels

* PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS *
The successful candidate will need to be highly independent, organised and self-motivated. You will need to demonstrate:
– The ability to sell as part of a team effort
– A great work ethic
– Enthusiasm for the Lumio product
– Confidence and a natural aptitude for dealing with people
– Self-sufficiency, resilience and resourcefulness

* HOW TO APPLY *
Please send a cover letter and resume to Alex Stewart at alex@lighthouslearning.com. The ideal candidate will have experience selling ed tech products to elementary schools. However, if you have worked with schools in some capacity and feel you are a great match, please apply.

Lighthouse Learning is made up of talented, hard-working individuals who recruit like-minded colleagues. In return for your time, skills and commitment, we offer a fantastic company culture, a friendly team and a key part in our growing success. Employees joining us at this critical time will have the potential to make a huge contribution to company growth, gaining valuable experience and insight along the way. You will have the chance to enjoy the excitement of a start up business and the benefits of being with us from the start. Working with us is an ideal chance for smart, ambitious candidates to find both rapid progression and longer term career success in a growth industry.

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