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Sales Specialist, Information Solutions in Beijing at ProQuest

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Sales Specialist – Information Solutions develops product information for assigned product line(s), delivering specialty product value proposition in collaboration with Account Managers and providing subject-matter expertise.  This is a full-time role based in ProQuest’s Beijing office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject matter expert on specialty products, articulating the value proposition whether as a single product sale or as part of a larger portfolio.

  • Generates localized product information and brochure.

  • Coordinates with Account Manager, Product Development, Field marketing, product specialist and Training team to generate product analysis report, matching the market needs with product value.

  • Interfaces with business unit & product team to gain support on product information.

  • Helps in product demonstrations and pre-sales technical consulting.

  • Engages Account Manager in proposal development to seek out cross-product bundling or customer incentives.

  • Leads internal training for specialty products, engaging training team when appropriate.

  • Coordinates with AM on new leads activity, progress, opportunities and renewal risk.


  • Bachelors’ degree plus at least 5 years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to develop a deep understanding of specialty product(s).

  • Capable of leading demonstrations, trainings and presentations.

  • Able to clearly and compellingly articulate value proposition for specialty product(s) and respond to inquiries about product functionality.

  • Ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and draw meaningful conclusions and action plans from data.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.

  • Capacity to learn and effectively utilize and other programs relevant to the role.  

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

  • Ability to converse in Chinese and English

    Ancillary Qualifications:

    Qualifications listed below, while not necessarily a requirement for this position in each circumstance, provide additional depth and value to the role.

  • Proven track record of successful technology and/or online content sales experience.

  • Advanced degree in Library Science or related field.

  • Certifications pertinent to the sales profession.

    Other important information about this position:

  • This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.

    Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


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