Scholastic Sales Associate

Herff Jones
Charleston, SC
30+ days ago
Herff Jones
Herff Jones

Job Description

Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand, is the leading provider of yearbooks and graduation services designed to inspire achievement and elevate the student experience. Herff Jones' products include class rings and jewelry, caps and gowns, yearbooks, diplomas, and frames. Since 1920, our team has worked alongside students, faculty and staff on campuses nationwide to build stronger school communities and to celebrate student milestones.

Herff Jones wants to expand the existing scholastic sales team in the Carolinas coastal region. If you are looking for a unique sales opportunity and you are willing to join a successful sales office as an associate, we want to hear from you.

What You’ll Do as a Member of the Sales Team:
Visit schools in the assigned sales territory

Drive sales growth by signing new business

Maintain, strengthen and build relationships with customers, including faculty advisers, principals and students

Deliver compelling sales presentations to administrators and key decision-makers

Develop and execute robust marketing campaigns

Engage customers and prospects on social media channels

Plan and organize events for customers to include class meetings and celebrations

Attend regularly scheduled sales and technical training meetings, including area, regional and national sales conventions

What You’ll Bring to the Sales Team:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred / Work experience in lieu of degree considered

2+ years of sales, account management, or comparable experience

Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone and in writing

Attention to detail

Commitment to proactive customer service

Demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously

Independent, entrepreneurial mindset

Willingness to work in a highly competitive environment driven primarily by relationships and value-added products

A passion for helping schools, parents, and students capture and celebrate achievement

What You’ll Gain as a Part of the Sales Team:
A team invested in your success: From the regional sales leader to the sales partners to the office manager, this HJ sales team wants you to succeed, and the team will invest time, energy and resources to foster your professional growth.

An opportunity to learn: In the first year, in addition to local training in your assigned sales office, you’ll travel to Indianapolis for enhanced brand and production process training. You will also participate in sales training as well as technical training for proprietary Herff Jones web applications.

A fresh start every school year: The work is tied to the school calendar and school achievement recognition timelines, so every year is different. Tasks vary depending on the time of year. Every first day of school can be a new beginning and an opportunity to revise process and strategy to grow business by being a valued school partner.


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