Literacy Accounts Manager

  • 1230 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Booksource, a family-owned, family-first company since 1974, partners with PreK-12 educators to bring a rich and diverse selection of books into today’s classrooms. As a leading distributor of classroom literature for the education market, we use our title insights and expertise to curate classroom libraries and book collections that enhance learning and inspire a lifelong love of reading. We envision a world where every child loves to read and are driven by our love of books, our passion for reading and our genuine desire to support the literacy goals of educators at every level in districts, schools and classrooms across the country. 

 

Job Description

Objective

To support growth and market reach through building custom book lists, price quotes and effectively managing customer accounts

Your Contribution to the Team Includes 

  • Build Quality Custom book lists and price quotes
  • Manage pre and post sales activities to support territory growth and sales
  • Collaborate with teammates to provide input on new products and sales/marketing strategies
  • Support and partner with Education Sales Consultants by responding strategically to and coordinating marketing opportunities
  • Serve as a content and territory expert
  • Provide relevant, constructive feedback on Education Sales Consultants and territory performance to stakeholders
  • Monitor and report on sales pipeline and key customer opportunities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Booksource products, services and operational processes
  • Provide guidance on selection, distribution, and implementation of Booksource products
  • Engage in professional development geared towards educational trends
  • Apply best practices to optimize company margins on all opportunities
  • Attend key customer meetings to develop interest to support the sales process
  • Up to 10% of travel for trade shows, conferences, customer meetings, or training
  • Other duties as assigned that support business and financial expectations

Qualifications

What You’ll Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree or high school diploma/GED with comparable experience in a related field, such as business, marketing, education, or library sciences
  • Must have experience in K-12 education or market, specific to literacy
  • Highly computer-literate with proven ability to develop proficiency in new systems
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain high level of accuracy
  • Strong verbal/written communication and basic math skills
  • Proactive and solution-oriented
  • Highly collaborative; ability to work well independently and on a team
  • Strong time management skills and proven ability to meet rigorous deadlines

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Booksource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.