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Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission ¡n research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya. OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Sales Manager.

Summary of the Position

This is a senior position responsible for development and execution of sales strategies to grow sales of all product lines and market share. The Sales Manager will provide leadership to a team of highly skilled Educational Business Advisors in growing the company business and increase consumer awareness of OUP products while ensuring excellent brand image.

Key Responsibilities

The Sales Manager will provide leadership in developing the overall sales strategy and maximize sales of OUPEA’s high quality educational teaching and learning materials to appropriate markets.

While leading the team is sales planning and execution, the Sales Manager will monitor market trends and steer activities to expand adoptions of front list and backlist titles; and maintain existing adoptions in schools.

The Sales Manager will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector and customers; providing innovative solutions to acquire profitable business relationships and maximize OUPEA market share.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The position requires an appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or Education with ten (10) or more years in sales management and a proven track record of consistent high performance.

In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the educational market and system in East Africa.

The appropriate candidate will demonstrate knowledge, skill and experience in sales team management, marketing theory, market research, relationship-building, educational publishing industry, education and teaching, budget monitoring and control, project planning and management.

If you are a results-oriented team leader with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality educational solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, then you can forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to or send to:

HR and Administration Manager,
Oxford University Press EA Ltd,
The Oxford Place, Elgon Road Upper Hill
PO Box 72532-00200 Nairobi.


Applications should be received on or before 25th September, 2013

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