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Account Executive
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

The edX sales team continues to grow so we are looking for another self-motivated account executive to join our team. If you are looking for a sales position that is a little different than the others...this is it! Leverage your brain power while you sell into Fortune 2000 companies that are looking for quality alternatives to educating their workforce. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that is ripe for disruption and edX has the ideal product. Time to apply your consultative selling skills to a market hungry for an improvement in continuing education and employee upskilling.

In this role you will identify, negotiate, and close the sale of bulk access to the edX online education platform. You will be on the sales end of a transformative process that will be changing the way corporations up-skill their workforce...with the weight of Harvard and MIT behind you.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively contact prospects, both new and assigned to build a pipeline of business opportunities.  
    • Outbound Sales-Develop and sell bulk enrollment codes in edX courses to large global prospects ranging from F2000 to governments, associations, and other bulk purchasers, that you develop and cold contact.
    • Inbound Sales- Close new opportunities provided to you from inbound leads and grow the accounts. Handle them quickly and efficiently to minimize aging.  Active follow up and triage required.
    • Use Salesforce to record all activity
  • Detail oriented, a good listener, and have good fact finding skills to uncover and understand prospect’s learning needs at a granular level
  • Willing and able to travel globally as necessary when requested (20% or less)
  • Able to clearly promote and evangelize edX while attending key industry events and conferences to build the brand and develop new prospects
  • Develop reports on activities, trends and results

Qualification and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in related Sales with demonstrated ability to develop new client relationships, and closing contracts.  Track record of annual sales over $500K+  preferred. Experience with LMS, ERP, middleware, content, learning and training content or platform sales a huge plus
  • Experience negotiating ‘winning deals’, ability to write and design terms for management approval.  Good consensus building and communication skills, for both customer facing and internal edX audiences, to promote and ‘sell’  special deals on their merits.
  • Demonstrated success in a Sales role where you had to identify, negotiate, and contract with  prospects, clients, and channel partners
  • Experience working with and presenting to senior level executive prospects in business, government, technology, or education. 
  • We are building a mission driven ‘business’. Must be willing to put in the time to reach goals and objectives, understand the platform and the ever changing competitive landscape, and understands the ‘start up ‘and entrepreneurial mentality.  Passionate about changing the world through access to education and the world’s top courses, from the best universities and institutions globally. Sales revenue is the contribution we can make to further the mission of access to education for all.

edX is an MIT start-up company that offers a highly competitive benefits plan, a pension program, free lunches , great fun as a company of dedicated like-minded professionals,  and access to some of the smartest people on the planet!  Are you ready to be a part of re-inventing education?!

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office.   Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.

Category: Sales & Business Development

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EdX is a nonprofit, open-source online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, high-quality courses to anyone, anywhere. Since our inception in the spring of 2012, edX has grown to include more than 120 highly acclaimed international institutions, offering 1,200+ courses with more continually being added.

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