VP Regional General Manager

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

Purpose of the Role: The Regional General Sales Manager is responsible for effective execution of regional strategy, proper use of financial budgets, utilizing appropriate staffing models, and providing coaching to assigned management team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops a strategic/marketing plan for assigned area based on upcoming adoption information for the school year, needs of the customer and past years regional performance to meet assigned quota. Adjust plans as needed. Maintain relationships with key stakeholders throughout the region to stay abreast of districts needs and adoption cycles. Meets assigned state or regional quota.
  • Plan and manage collaboration among team member and across disciplines
  • Work with other leaders in the organization to drive HMH revenue including revenue that not directly responsible for managing
  • Manages the activities of the area. Ensures the area is staffed appropriately and makes adjustments as needed due to changes in market conditions. Conducts objective setting, midpoint and annual appraisal for management team as well as approves PMP activities for entire region. Observes team in the field by attending sales calls and presentations. Responsible for attracting, developing, coaching, motivating, empowering and retaining sales professionals. Resolves conflicts within team and with other departments. Holds state management and sales meetings as needed.
  • Oversees area budgets and expenditures. Develops cost-effective solutions that meet the needs of the region while staying within designated budget.
  • Manage state and set priorities based on sales/pipeline/revenue as represented in Salesforce.com. Develop innovated strategies/solutions that will increase future pipeline and sales revenue for the state.
  • Attends and provides input at sales, portfolio, marketing, editorial and financial meetings. Communicates information as needed to the state.


  • This position requires a bachelor’s degree (Master’s desirable)
  • 7-10 years sales experience with a proven track record in meeting quota. 7-10 years management experience. Educational sales experience and teaching skills are desirable.
  • Collaboration; decision-making; inter-personal / written / verbal communication; problem-solving; product & market knowledge; functional & computer proficiency.
  • The ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Requires heavy travel – driving and air travel. 60-70%

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Chicago, Illinois
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Bismarck, North Dakota
Kansas City, Missouri



Experience Level

Senior Level

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape.

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