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Regional Sales Director - APAC (inc China)

Permanent - Full Time, Singapore based

Firefly Learning is the Ed-Tech SaaS platform for parent engagement and learning continuity, trusted by c.1,000 of the best and most successful schools in over 40 countries. Firefly’s secure, collaborative platform simplifies school communications, lesson management and progress tracking to engage the whole school community and ensures that everyone can keep learning, whatever the circumstances. www.fireflylearning.com). 

Firefly is investing to scale and acquiring new school customers is at the heart of this, therefore we are looking for an experienced Regional Sales Director - APAC (inc. China). This new role presents an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact on the success of Firefly in our expanding APAC footprint. The role will suit an ambitious individual with passion for education to help schools engage their parents, support their students and reduce teacher workload. Based from our growing regional hub in Singapore, you will develop relationships with school groups, international schools, local schools, Ministries of Education and reseller partners to increase new business revenue across the region, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Revenue Officer (based UK), and will be a key member of the wider sales teams across UK, Europe, Middle East, APAC and Australia. The role is available to Singaporeans or Permanent Residents only.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Will be responsible for selling the Firefly solution to schools and groups of schools in the APAC territory.
  • Comfortable with travel (Covid permitting), you will engage schools remotely and in person to generate and close business across a diverse international market.
  • Focus across various functions, define and co-ordinate a focussed Go To Market (GTM) strategy to achieve monthly and annual sales goals.
  • Follow up incoming leads and generate new business opportunities working with Sales Development, Marketing and through your own efforts and network.
  • Develop and maintain a healthy pipeline of business to support continued expansion.
  • Provide accurate and timely forecasts to support planning and decision making.
  • Work with our existing and new partners to generate business and deliver compelling solutions that support the strategic needs of your customers.
  • Synthesise the needs of the market and present clear and compelling inputs to our product teams to inform future capabilities that continue to unlock the market for Firefly.
  • Represent Firefly in the APAC market at events and conferences and be an ambassador within our the Education and EdTech markets.
  • Act as a senior member of the APAC team, supporting colleagues across Customer Success, Sales Development Representatives and Support functions.

 

Skills: 

  • Minimum of 5 Years Edtech sales experience in APAC
  • Proven record of outperforming sales targets
  • SaaS (Software as a Service) sales experience
  • Bilingual - English and Mandarin verbal and written communication skills. Additional local language skills are beneficial.
  • Reseller / Channel sales experience and relationships, ideally within Microsoft resellers
  • Experience using CRM (ideally Salesforce)
  • You will be excited to join a category defining company who is on track to be a global Edtech leader. You may be inspired by education or by joining a fast growing scaleup.
  • You will be smart. Able to learn quickly and stay one step ahead and secure respect from your team and colleagues as a subject matter expert on sales and personal development.    
  • Our business is evolving fast and comfort with ambiguity and the mental agility to keep ahead are key.  
  • You will have a positive and can-do attitude. 
  • You can demonstrate leadership in prior roles. This is not necessarily about leading people although that is beneficial but its about leading the charge.  You can see things before they happen and drive change to embrace opportunity.  You are not a person who needs to be told what to do, you can master first principles and use your intellect and experience to navigate the right course.
  • We are open to candidates with diverse backgrounds.  If you have different experience then please help us understand how it would map to our needs in your application.  If you are in doubt please apply.

 

Package

  • Competitive Base salary (dependent on experience) + uncapped incentive 
  • CPF contribution
  • 15 days holiday, plus public holidays
  • Flexible yearly training budget

 

About Firefly

Firefly Learning is the ed-tech SaaS platform for parent engagement and learning continuity, trusted by c.1,000 of the best and most successful schools in over 40 countries. Firefly’s secure, collaborative platform simplifies school communications, lesson management and progress tracking to engage the whole school community and ensures that everyone can keep learning, whatever the circumstances. After raising the largest Series A in UK edtech of £4.5m (SG$9m) in 2017, we closed a further £5.5m ($SG$11m) equity round in January 2019 and are proudly backed by BGF, Downing Ventures, and Beringea. With 1.2 billion primary and secondary school students in the world, we are passionate about supercharging the school experience to help as many of them as possible fulfill their potential. (www.fireflylearning.com).

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