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World Language Sales Consultant - German Speaker

Salary: USD 60,000-68,000   Location: Chicago (hybrid)   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.

The World Language Program Consultant is a sales position at its core. This person 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, working with our adoptions, management, technology and operations departments and colleagues. Travel opportunities and dedicated desk time are both a part of this position.

 

  • This opening is for a remote a Sales Consultant in Chicagoland who will work on a hybrid schedule.
  • Any candidate must be legally eligible to work in the US.
  • Fluent in written and oral German and English

Why join Klett World Languages?

Klett World Languages is uniquely positioned as a start-up publishing company in the U.S. and Canada. 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. We make 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. We encourage a growth mindset, provide coaching, and promote 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 details

Responsibilities:

  • Promote the current language program(s) at all K-12 educational levels.
  • Collaborate with sales team colleagues to strategize K-12 sales.
  • Travel to 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.
  • Support the Sales Team Lead in facilitating state, district, and school-level adoptions, including managing deadlines and requirements, collaborating with local and international colleagues, and employing creative problem-solving.
  • Manage and organize contacts within a CRM, including Case Notes

Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA/BS or Masters Degree, preferably in German, Education/Teaching, or related field; fluent in German and English
  • Profound knowledge of the US educational system at K-12 levels; special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in K-12 instructional materials 
  • Strong aptitude for sales and ability to present to a variety of audiences in various formats
  • Self-motivated with entrepreneurial spirit
  • Outstanding written and oral communication in both languages (proficiency in additional World Languages a plus)
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Well developed time management and prioritization skills, with ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities, and independently manage timelines and deadlines
  • Experience with independent/remote work, with limited supervision in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment
  • Tech-savvy and familiar with Google Suite, Microsoft Suite,  etc. and comfortable learning new software systems as needs arise
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Up to 12 weeks parental leave, paid 50%
  • 16 days PTO, which increase to 23 days after two years with the company
  • US federal holidays off
  • Retirement plan with 3% employer match
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@klettwl.com. 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. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from members of minority or marginalized communities.