Sales Manager - Education development services - Polar Partners

Do you want to be part of Polar Partners’ passionate team in developing education worldwide?

Polar Partners Ltd is a fast-growing pioneer in designing high-quality schools based on the Finnish education model. Our team is growing, and we are looking for an international sales expert who thrives in identifying new business opportunities in education development. This person will generate and negotiate new sales leads in the global education market from day one with a proactive approach and great communication skills.

Your role and key tasks

  • Responsibility to sell education development services to specific clients / markets (e.g. Asia, MENA, Africa)
  • Independently planning and implementing sales activities according to the company strategy and goals
  • Participating in PR and networking activities
  • Validating leads, customizing services, creating offers and leading negotiation process to close the deal
  • Working as an integral part of our sales team and global sales representative network
  • Collaborating with our project managers and partners
  • Creating and developing sales materials
  • Creating long-term business models and relationships with key clients
  • Active problem-solving
  • Ensuring the quality of the sales process by monitoring and reporting
  • Developing our sales processes, tools and concepts

Skills and candidate profile we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, sales or related discipline
  • 6+ years of international experience in BtoB or BtoC sales  
  • Proven track-record of previous sales
  • Previous experience in education / education development / edtech. Beneficial to understand education models / Finnish education.
  • Committed team player with a proactive mindset
  • Strong negotiation and networking skills
  • Able to handle complex situations and is not afraid to face challenges
  • Advanced ICT skills and online collaboration skills
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent English speaker (bonus for other language skills e.g., Arabic, French)
  • Readiness to work in different time zones and to travel for work, minimum of 4 x 2-week trips a year. Possibility to move abroad for a short-term.

What we offer

  • A position in a bold, dynamic and rapidly growing company. Our head office is at Tampere, but flexibility to work from another location. We have employees in Tampere, Helsinki, Oulu, and Lima, Peru.
  • Being part of a passionate, multicultural and committed team aiming to make an impact on the world with quality education.
  • Work in a meaningful industry with a leading school concept based on Finnish education.
  • Opportunity to develop a growing company and your own competencies in many levels.
  • Independent role with a great responsibility, but with flexibility and support from an experienced team.
  • Flexible working hours, vibrant and caring culture.
  • Full-time position.
  • Salary level varies on your experience and the results achieved. Essentially, we are considering a base salary in the range of 3800-4800 € per month. Based on the results, salary level can grow to 5000-7000€ per month. Feel free to submit your expectation to the salary expectation field, along with your reasons.


  • Application is open until 11.06.2023. Please leave your CV or comprehensive LinkedIn profile, short description of your skills in a motivation letter and salary request via EXE Headhunting TalentAdore ATS-system.
  • The first round of interviews will be conducted by EXE Headhunting in week 25. The candidates selected for the second round will meet with Polar Partners' management in week 26.
  • For more information, please contact:

Janita Relander
Founder, CMO
+358 50 3293 466

Hannu Järvimäki
Business Director, EXE Headhunting
050 367 0862

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Employment type: Permanent

Polar Partners

Polar Partners Ltd is focused on education development. Our experienced team of project managers, pedagogical experts, knowledge managers and learning designers are dedicated to design schools for the 21st century with the best practices of Finnish education.

We help our clients to develop their existing schools or to create national education development programs to provide better learning opportunities for students and professional growth for teachers. We have the largest network of Finnish education experts, an award-winning modular Polar School model and we are happy to start designing the schools of the future with you. Read more about us and our projects:


Location: Hämeenkatu 26 A (6th floor)

Sales Manager - Education development services - Polar Partners

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