Account Manager

About Pressbooks:

We are a small team building software that supports new models for book publishing with an emphasis on helping make educational resources (aka digital textbooks) free for all. We are passionate about open source, open content, open knowledge, and the intersection of books and the web. 

We’re a self-sustaining open source / SaaS business, with a growing list of happy clients in Canada, the United States, and beyond. Most of our clients are universities and other educational institutions who use Pressbooks to power their publishing and open/free digital textbook creation programs. We are trusted partners to higher ed institutions, helping them deliver strong Open Education programs.

Half of our team works from our office in Montréal’s Mile End neighborhood; the other half works remotely from locations across the Americas. Equity, inclusion and diversity are core values for us and the communities we support (and we mean it). Our team is welcoming, compassionate, and committed to maintaining a safe and encouraging environment for people of all racial backgrounds and gender identities. Our work hours, vacation time, and sick or care leave policies are in place to lift people up and support their dreams.

About the Role: 

The Account Manager will work closely with two of our departments: Inbound Sales, and Customer Success. 

As a part of the inbound sales team, you will be fielding emails, presenting demos to prospective clients as well as following up with a sales cycle through to finalizing contracts.  

As a part of the customer success team, you will be reaching out to existing clients to present upsell and cross sell opportunities, as well as helping to renegotiate contract renewals. 

About You: 

You are driven and self motivated, eager to learn and develop your skill set. You like technology, and like figuring out new tools. You have an interest in publishing and equitable education, and you enjoy working on small collaborative teams. You have excellent interpersonal skills and strive to ensure prospects and customers enjoy an outstanding experience any time they engage with you and the product or service you are representing. You are research-oriented; you enjoy learning about prospects and customers and find innovative ways of engaging with them to drive sales. You are a personable communicator who can clearly and persuasively describe products and services to customers, and help them get to buying decisions.

Responsibilities: 

  • Respond to inbound sales inquiries.
  • Develop and manage sales coordination processes, including: CRM record maintenance, scheduling, admin, process, contracts, paperwork, coordination of invoices, etc.
  • Renegotiate contracts for existing clients 
  • Manage upsell to existing clients
  • Host online demos for prospective clients

Candidate Requirements: 

  • You take initiative and are self-motivated
  • You have at least 3 years sales experience
  • You have experience selling a SaaS product
  • You have a growth mindset
  • You have knowledge of the higher education industry and/or publishing
  • You are an excellent written and verbal communicator
  • You have networking aptitude 

Job Type: Full-time

Experience: [Min 3 years]

Location: Montréal, QC or Remote within Canada

Next Steps

Please send an email to: jobs@pressbooks.com

Subject: [Application] [Account Manager]

Please include a CV, any relevant links, and an explanation of why you’d like to join us.