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District Sales Manager- Remote

Oxford University Press
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Oxford University Press

Sales General

Posted: February 26, 2021

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. Like the University of Oxford of which we are a part, we are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. It is why all 6,000 of us in 52 countries care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

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Recruit, hire, train, develop, manage, and drive sales with a team of eight sales representatives (based remotely throughout the Western and Midwestern United States) and prepare them for advancement or other positions in the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:


-- Recruit, interview, and hire sales representatives using a model of continuous recruiting looking especially for diversity

-- Assist in formal sales training

-- On-the-job training of new sales representatives

-- Provide on-going training of reps through individual counseling and periodic meetings

-- Actively manage the activities of all reporting reps, ensuring the company's sales, market development, and editorial goals are met and exceeded

-- Monitor gratis and targeting for accuracy and completeness

-- Provide reporting sales reps with assistance in closing key adoptions

-- Assist inside and field reps in developing product and market knowledge

-- Assist in assigning sales, market development, and editorial goals for each rep in the district

-- Budget, monitor, and approve expenses for the district

-- Assist in sales forecasting and both horizontal and vertical sales tracking

-- Coordinate and/or prepare presentations for National Sales Meetings and corporate training sessions as requested

-- Prepare performance evaluations for district

-- Provide marketing and editorial departments with feedback on trends and acceptance of OUP titles in the marketplace

The following essential functions are related to the Managerial responsibilities listed above.
  1. Recruit, interview, and hire sales representatives using a model of continuous recruiting.
  2. Provide on-going training and motivation of reps through individual counseling and periodic meetings while traveling to work on campus with them at least 4 days a semester and 8 days a year minimum.
  3. Speak with (and correspond via email) your direct reporting sales reps at least weekly to gather information on their sales progress and address any training needs.
  4. Evaluate each sales reps performance and determine training needs.
  5. Work directly on campus carrying out the same job functions as listed below under Sales Territory.


In a managerial capacity, DSM requires significant overnight travel (40% or more) to work in the field with their staff members.


-- Conduct Territorial and District analyses using SAP data and targeting data from SFDC sampling system

-- Develop district strategies in core markets

-- Make connections to and participate in the larger national strategy set by the NSM and Division head.


-- Aggregate sales performance of the district

-- Training and development of staff, creating a ready pool of qualified people promotable to other positions within the organization


-- A minimum of two years experience in sales management, or two or more years of successful inside and/or field sales experience in college publishing.

--Necessary skills include the ability to:
  1. analyze complex situations and make decisions
  2. organize large amounts of data in multiple sales territories, and
  3. prioritize prospects and titles for approximately 400 accounts.

-- Position requires substantial flexibility in managerial and interpersonal styles to successfully function within a team leadership model.

-- Prior teaching or managerial experience is desirable, but not essential.

-- Be located in the Western or Central US

GJC Level: M6 (for internal purposes only)

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Posted: 2021-03-09 Expires: 2021-04-10

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