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Sales Enablement Manager

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast-changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

The ELT Division is a global leader in the provision of multimedia English language teaching and learning materials. Operating in over 100 countries, it reaches millions of teachers and students each year to support the development of English language proficiency.

About the Role

We are looking for a sales focused Sales Enablement Manager, to join the Global Campaigns and Sales Enablement Team within the English Language Teaching Marketing Department. Your focus will be to develop and deliver a global, scalable sales enablement program to equip Educational Consultants with the knowledge of ELT and competitor products and services, customer insights and sales skills to acquire and retain customers within our ELT community.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Develop and deliver sales enablement tools which allow Educational Consultants to understand the benefits of our products/services, handle objections, and trump competitor offers so they can switch, retain or acquire new customers.
  2. Plan the sales enablement strand for global campaigns to provide a consistent experience at each stage of the customer journey to build advocacy, retention and to acquire new customers
  3. Use research, customer insight and impact study findings to enable sales consultants to provide customers with evidence-based benefits of ELT products and services
  4. Plan and deliver relevant and timely sales enablement training in readiness for key promotional windows at regional and global levels.
  5. Develop and deliver tools and training to facilitate educational consultants’ engagement and understanding of ELT’s digital offer including key platforms and websites, to enable consultants to lead conversations with our digital offer for blended and online learning.
  6. Gather feedback from educational consultants and sales managers on a regular basis and make recommendations aimed at constantly improving the enablement program.
  7. Contribute to the content and roll out of the cross-divisional sales skills programme for ELT markets.
  8. Maintain a repository of sales enablement tools and on demand training so that all information is easily and readily accessible at point of need.

We’re all working from home at the moment due to COVID.  We are currently planning how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working.

About You

The role is ideally suited to someone who has a sales background and/or sales training experience. A knowledge of educational publishing with a focus on digital channels is a benefit.

  • Professional marketing qualification
  • Sales/sales training experience
  • Problem-solving and solution focused
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Project management
  • Team player with strong intrapersonal skills


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind, we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have an on-site gym with subsidised membership fees and a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 11%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    English Language Teaching
  • Department:
    ELT Marketing Management
  • Closing Date:
    18 August 2021
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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