Sales Executive

FULL-time job

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales professional to become part of a dynamic, multi-national team. The candidate will be in charge of sales on a local and international level and will have the opportunity to make a big impact shaping the business and developing new markets.

Who are we?

We are a boutique language school based in the centre of Edinburgh offering courses and translations in over 15 languages. We offer a personalised approach to English learning with small class sizes (max 10 students per class). We provide courses to suit every language level from beginner to advanced, with a range of options available, including General & Business English, Exam Preparation, Foreign Language Training, Erasmus+ programmes, and Teacher Training.

Our small business is growing quickly and we are looking for a Sales Executive to promote our services and drive business in local and international markets.

How will you spend your day?

  • maintaining and developing relationships with existing agents / partners in person and via telephone calls and emails
  • keeping up to date with industry news and reacting to any potential opportunities
  • cold calling to arrange meetings with potential agents / local businesses to prospect for new business
  • attending and representing our school at trade fairs, event & meetings
  • advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions
  • gaining a clear understanding of students/agents/businesses and requirements
  • making accurate, rapid cost calculations and providing customers with quotations
  • negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales
  • responding to incoming email and phone enquiries
  • presenting our school & products
  • maintaining accurate records
  • reviewing sales performance
  • participating in the company’s annual sales strategy
  • negotiating contracts and packages
  • attending team meetings
  • sharing best practice with colleagues
  • undertaking market research

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an English speaker (C2)
  • Speaks a second language (Chinese, Japanese – Polish a big plus)
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude, as this role involves multitasking.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is a fast learner
  • Has an aptitude in delivering attractive presentations
  • Has commercial awareness
  • Has perseverance
  • Has patience
  • Is a team player
  • Can work with deadlines and manage stress

    What’s in it for you?

    Based salary 22k /year

    • Be part of a young, dynamic & international team.
    • Travel opportunities every year
    • Team work with the Marketing team
    • Flexibility in the workplace /organisation
    • Access to our evening language courses for free
    • Free Coffee, tea, cakes
    • Generous holiday allowance
    • Statutory Sick Pay
    • Contribution pension scheme

    Line managers: Director of the school and the Head of Marketing and Communications.

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    Now it’s time for you to wow us with your CV, a cover letter.

    Feel free to share a few of your social profiles including LinkedIn.

    Please send your application to Loïc Montreuil our Head of Marketing and Communications (

    Closing date 08/02/2020

    Interview week of 17/02/2020

    We look forward to hearing from you and best of luck!