Account Manager, PreK-12

Company Description

Playaway Products revolutionized the business of audiobooks in 2005 with Playaway, a pre-loaded audiobook player. Since then, Playaway Products have expanded into a portfolio of innovative technology solutions that continue to transform the way the world’s best audiobook, app, eBook and video content is circulated in more than 40,000 libraries, schools, and military installations. With simple and easy-to-use technology at the core of all product development, Playaway’s mission is to make digital content accessible to everyone, promote literacy, and bridge the digital divide.

Playaway Products is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House and headquartered in Solon, Ohio. While we have an office and space for you to come in, we also realize that some people like to work from home. We want you to be comfortable, so if that means you work remotely 100%, or if you like to spice it up and come in from time-to-time, your work environment is up to you!

Number of Positions: 1

Work Location: Remote West Coast, Northeast or Southeast Regions

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced, driven, and passionate strategic sales executive to join and grow with our PreK-12 Direct Sales Team. You will work from a home office in your territory with primary focus on new business development with the largest school districts in the country.

For the first time, we are investing in the direct school market channel and looking for someone that is entrepreneurial and hungry to scale this business by expanding the Playaway Products reach across the country. We are looking for a person not only to sell but help drive the strategic direction of this largely untapped channel.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5-years previous sales experience within the school market and be able to quickly grasp a broad range of responsibilities and analyze key performance indicators. This role requires the creativity, passion, and initiative to develop sound territory strategies and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Emphasis on fast-paced!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive the entire sales process from prospecting to closing.
  • Develop and manage new and existing relationships.
  • Identify sales opportunities to secure new business and increase market share.
  • Work with large school districts.
  • Contribute to a corporate culture centered on cultivating and maintaining excellent customer service.


  • Sales Experience in the school market.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional demeanor – assertive with high ethics and business responsibility. Strong commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.
  • Self-assured, tactful, and supportive. Dedicated, with good time management skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team of peers.
  • Requires strong presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be very detail oriented with strong organizational skills. Able to manage high volume workloads and changing priorities.
  • Friendly and professional team player with excellent written and verbal skills. Must be able to work well with little supervision.
  • Travel 50% – 65%
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.






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