Sales Executive - Higher Education in Kansas City, MO at Franklin Covey Careers

Date Posted: 5/9/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Title:  Higher Education Sales Executive

Reports to:  General Manager
Location: Remote - Anywhere in the Midwest

Job Summary

The primary role of the Higher Education Sales Executive is to effectively prospect their targeted list of higher education accounts, skillfully diagnose client needs and match FranklinCovey’s higher education solutions with key decision makers, close business and grow sales revenue.  The Higher Education Sales Executive builds mutually beneficial business and education relationships by helping clients solve problems or achieve greater results with the purchase of the appropriate FranklinCovey subscription.    

Essential Job Functions

  • Key initiator of new and strategic business development targeting higher education institutions.
  • Profound and demonstrable networking and social media outreach skills to connect with Presidents and senior higher education leaders as well as other key stakeholders to generate interest, pipeline opportunities and new business.
  • Highly skillful at diagnosing and assessing client needs at a strategic and business outcome level. Executive presence and credibility in face-to-face meetings, live in-person and live online.
  • Very technically savvy with sales, platform, and social media technologies.
  • Closes business consistently within the FranklinCovey guidelines developed for subscription, services and expansion mix and pricing.

Job Requirements

This position requires a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in higher education sales, preferably subscription-based models and/or professional services environment selling to higher education institutions. Bachelor’s in business, organizational development or related field is preferred. 

A stable work history and highly successful track record of personal sales performance in medium to large education environments is essential.  Requires a proven consultative sales background with demonstrated skills in the areas of lead generation, prospecting, forecasting, and driving quality opportunities to closure.

Strong verbal, written communications and technical skills are essential; must be able to do high level inquiry and advocate Franklin Covey credentials and solutions in a compelling, polished manner that are 100% from the buyer’s point of view to line leadership and senior higher education executives within target institutions.



Company Information

Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global, public company, specializing in organizational performance improvement. We help organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior. Our world-class solutions enable greatness in individuals, teams and organizations and are accessible through the FranklinCovey All Access Pass® available in multiple modalities and in 21 languages. Clients have included the Fortune 100, Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses, numerous government entities, and educational institutions. FranklinCovey executes over 15,000 client engagements each year reaching into 160 countries and territories.  Our mission statement is “We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere”.  We fulfill this mission by hiring “Achievers with Heart”.


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