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National Sales Manager of Higher Education in Austin, TX at CORT

Date Posted: 11/21/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for successful and profitable growth in rental and relocation services for the higher education market. 

Focus would be on new business and development of existing business.  Lead the effort for CORT, externally and internally, to become a solutions provider for on and off-campus key decision-makers and influencers, particularly Resident Life, Graduate Schools, International Student Services, Auxiliary Services and off Campus Student Housing. 

The position will cover Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. 

  • Maintain and expand account revenue within assigned sales territory – up to 50% travel will be required
  • Identify local and national business opportunities within the Higher Education market
  • Prepare and present proposals with economic impact to support how CORT products and services meet the customer’s needs
  • Effectively support and mentor District Higher Education Reps and Sales Efforts
  • Identify and utilize effective promotional and marketing efforts to include research, telephone prospecting cold calling, referral incentives, networking
  • Coordinate communication with Operations to ensure sales strategies meet district needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing;
  • 3+ years of outside sales experience, preferably selling to the College/University Market, or minimum 6 years industry experience without degree;
  • Ability to quickly connect with others and demonstrating exceptional customer service and presentation skills;
  • Ability to self-direct and work independently;
  • Computer proficiency skills and social media experience;
  • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen;
  • Must have local state driver’s license and safe driving record;
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Ability to speak, read and write English
Additional Information

About CORT

CORT is a subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway. We are the world’s largest provider of furniture rental, trade show and event furnishings and relocation and transition services. We have locations throughout the US and in the UK, and a proprietary global network in over 80 countries around the world. We are dedicated to helping people make a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration.

As part of a national company, CORT Furniture Rental offers opportunities for career development, professional growth, a competitive salaries with position specific incentive or commission plans, a comprehensive benefit plan, 401(k) and Profit Sharing, educational expense reimbursement and employee discounts.

For more information on CORT Business Services, please visit our website at

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