LEGO Systems, Inc. Head of Sales for CAPAC, LEGO Education in Shanghai, China
Head of Sales for CAPAC, LEGO Education:
Location: China, Shanghai
Posted Date: 05/08/2017
Job ID: CN1330
Are you ready to play a key role in the fast-growing education worlds of China, Asia and Pacific markets?
Are you passionate about the business of learning? And do you want to head up a sales organisation dedicated to further building the LEGO® Education brand and introducing it to new generations? Then this position could be another great step in your career.
Lead and develop the sales organisation towards sales excellence
LEGO Education is committed to delivering amazing learning experiences to children all around the world. China, Asia and Pacific markets are key to our growth strategy. Based in Shanghai, your main responsibility will be to build the sales strategy and implementation plan for the CAPAC region, in collaboration with the trade marketing leadership team spanning 40+ countries. This involves managing and leading all sales activities for the business to deliver scalable growth. In order to create a high-performance team, while recruiting and on-boarding new premium brand customers, you will:
Lead, manage and engage a sales team of 18 (distributed across multiple markets in the region) through effective people leadership practices including coaching and developing capabilities in sales excellence and introducing new tools
Nurture and develop a high-performance culture with clear KPIs and a collaborative and cohesive mind-set across the sales organisation as well as the entire organisation
Build a platform for new premium brand customers, with a particular focus on China and Japan to deliver high growth based on local investments
Be responsible for major customers in the region and establish strategic business relations in a business-to-government setting
Build up distribution channels via trade partners and ensure that sales supporting systems and technologies are leveraged
Children deserve only our best
At LEGO Education, you contribute to the continuing quest that we are on to give children the best education and learning experiences possible. Here, you become part of an international community of dedicated colleagues who take pride in our day-to-day work of creating ways for children to learn and unfold their potential. We have a great reach, we are growing and we need your help to continue on this path, where we make a difference to all school levels. Here, you get to enrich the lives of children globally, as you help create active, collaborative, lifelong learners.
Empathic leader who is highly skilled within sales leadership
You are committed to driving our aspiration of enabling every student to succeed and you embrace the notion that it is not just about revenue, but the impact of learning. As you will be building sales, it is vital that you are able to focus your efforts in the right places and make strategic choices which benefit us and our partners. And you are empathic, clear-sighted and have a transparent leadership style that invites conversations and co-creation of ways of learning. Moreover, you:
Have extensive sales management experience combined with solid people management and leadership experience
Are highly skilled within sales, sales leadership and sales leadership development
Preferably have a background working with the educational sector and/or creating high level relationships with ministries of education
Hold a master’s degree in sales and/or marketing
Have cultural insight and sensitivity to work across various cultures and in a Danish/global organisation, preferably from an international background or through expatriation
Bringing it to life
”In LEGO Education, we go to work to enable every student to succeed. I think this is a great mission to work for. We are, in essence, delivering an impact on a generation that will take over this planet when our generation has retired,” says General Manager for LEGO Education International, Tom Hall.
Join the global LEGO® family
In the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family, where you can use your creativity and enjoy a fun working environment. We look forward to reading your application – please remember to attach a motivated cover letter and a current CV in English, when you apply.