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Sales Consultant – Calgary (Bilingual English-French Proficiency REQUIRED)

Salary: CAD 75-85,000    Bonus: up to CAD 5,000 (contingent upon sales results and employee performance)
Location: Calgary Region (Anglophone)    Schedule: Full time

About us

Klett World Languages is a growing educational publisher located in Chicago with a flourishing North America market share. Publishing high-quality Spanish, French, German, and Italian content for grades K-12 and higher education, Klett World Languages is the newest venture of the European-based Klett Group, which was founded in 1897 and encompasses 80+ educational enterprises.

At Klett World Languages, we create content that helps students build authentic communicative competence and become global citizens. Our materials are authentic, accessible, and help students create connections to our increasingly global world. We strongly believe that educators play a key role in language learning. Therefore, part of our mission is to support them and provide opportunities for professional development. At Klett World Languages, we are driven to change world language education in North America for the better.

Klett World Languages proudly serves customers across Canada. We are looking for Sales Consultants to develop and implement a proactive market strategy designed for Canadian educators and students. This position will work to develop strong relationships with new and existing customers by advising, training, recommending solutions, and providing service and support. Collaboration is a key part of this role, as this position will coordinate on a day-to-day basis with Klett World Languages’ international leadership in Barcelona as well as sales and operations management in Chicago. Travel opportunities and dedicated office hours are required.

Why join Klett World Languages?

Klett World Languages is uniquely positioned as a start-up publishing company in the U.S. and Canada yet is financially backed by a leading European publishing group. Because of this, we have been able to think outside of the box and redesign language learning to meet today’s needs. It’s no surprise that we are called “disrupters” within the world language publishing industry.

Klett World Languages supports an international work environment and global work culture that provides room for personal and professional growth as our market share expands exponentially throughout the U.S. and Canada. The leadership makes a concerted effort to respect work-life balance through generous paid time off (PTO) and remote work policies, flexible schedules when possible, and paid professional development. Leadership encourages a growth mindset, provides coaching, and promotes belonging and inclusivity. Klett World Languages also rewards its team for its growth and success through individual bonuses tied to evaluations, prizes and rewards tied to sales earnings, and yearly retreats.

The Klett World Languages Team is driven by the mission of how we can help change world language education in North America for the better…are you driven to make this change with us?

Job description


  • Promote the current language program(s) at all levels (K-12 and Higher Ed) within Alberta, British Columbia, and other Anglophone regions of the Canadian West and North.
  • Collaborate with sales team colleagues and management to strategize sales plans.
  • Travel to conferences and adoption presentations to help close business.
  • Provide exemplary customer service by building relationships, investigating problems, developing solutions, and making recommendations to management and editorial teams.
  • Conduct promotional and post-sale training in person and via video conferences.
  • Engage in efforts to support sales and customer satisfaction, including the curation of materials, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, standards correlations, etc.
  • Attend local, regional, and national conferences as appropriate. Create and give presentations.
  • Manage and organize contacts within a CRM platform (Customer relationship management), including case notes.

Qualifications, knowledge, and skills

  • Authorization to work in Canada.
  • 2+ years of experience as a world language educator.
  • Fluent in English and French (required) and Spanish (preferred).
  • Profound knowledge of the Canadian educational system.
  • Experience as a second-language educator in Canada.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, including some weekends.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be comfortable picking up boxes up to 30 lbs and moving boxes with use of platform or hand dolly.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods at conferences.
  • Ability to pack boxes and equipment in organized manner.


  • Health insurance.
  • Vacation: Vacation days according to level of seniority and extended Christmas break with time off between Christmas and New Year.
  • RRSP with 5% employer match.
  • Professional development allowance.
  • Possibility of travel internationally to Barcelona and Chicago for training.
  • Remote work with flexible schedule in an environment supportive of work-life balance.

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only serious candidates who submit a cover letter will be considered. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.