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DK Learning - International Sales Manager

Are you an ambitious and driven Sales individual with a real passion for educational publishing looking to be part of DK’s next big thing? If so, keep reading…

DK Learning is our new education division, offering visually-stunning resources covering all key subject areas, mapped to the National Curriculum, US, IB and Montessori curricula, aimed at both teachers and parents.  We are looking for a confident, dedicated and focused Sales Manager to manage our DK Learning sales.  You will join our rapidly expanding Export team, which sits in our wider International Publishing and Licensing division (IPL).  This multicultural and multilingual team totalling 60 people based in eight locations around the globe are responsible for selling rights and export of our beautiful books all across the world.

Reporting directly to the Head of Global Export, you will play a fundamental role in shaping strategies to maximise sales for our international education products across Europe and the Middle East, with the potential to grow this even further.

As Sales Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Building relationships with schools and education distributors both through digital meetings and in person (international travel will be required)
  • Delivering revenues against budgeted targets and expanding DK’s reach into the education market
  • Attending relevant conferences and exhibitions
  • Reporting on the status of the international school markets
  • Providing some customer support directly to schools and clients

With a love for international publishing, you will be a well-connected and experienced Education Publishing Sales individual with a thorough understanding of the international educational publishing landscape and international schools market, who is ready to roll-up their sleeves and pursue new opportunities.  Sourcing new accounts and building on those we already have, relationship management, strong negotiation skills and the ability to organise & prioritise a busy workload will all be strengths of yours.

Working both independently and as part of a team, you will be comfortable working autonomously and also be willing to share knowledge,  exchange ideas and chase deals collectively with the Export team, where appropriate.

Whilst not essential, any previous teaching experience would be an advantage.

This is a newly created role with bags of potential so if you’re ready to put the hard work in and are excited about how much of an impact you could make, we’d love to hear from you.

Periodic international travel for business will be required so you must be able to travel. 

If you are interested, please apply in writing with a cover letter and CV, stating clearly why you are suitable for this position.

Application deadline: 1st December 2022

The role is based in our London office at Embassy Gardens, although we are currently working a hybrid model with a blend of home and office working.

We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our people, some of which are:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Medical cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
  • Summer hours
  • Mentoring programme
  • We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background.

DK is proud to announce that we have adopted The Halo Code.

DK supports flexible working and has introduced a new ‘smart-working’ policy with a hybrid approach of working from home and in DK’s office.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade, but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships. For more information, visit

DK Learning - International Sales Manager

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Sales Manager, Communications, Sales, Business Development
DK Learning - International Sales Manager

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With a love for international publishing, you will be a well-connected and experienced Education Publishing Sales individual with a thorough understanding of the international educational publishing landscape