Knowledge E is now hiring: e-Library Business Development Executive

Job description

You will be responsible for selling Knowledge E suites of services into the government and corporate markets, as well as assisting in the roll-out and selling of new products and services to the institutional library markets.


Key Responsibilities:
-Processing current digital purchasing requirements from library customers
-Managing the existing customer base
-Prospecting for new government and corporate customers
-Developing new sales and licensing channels including potential subscription partners and other intermediaries
-Staying on top of the industry trends
-Producing sales/business reports and maintaining a healthy sales pipeline
-Driving sales growth by expanding the portfolio of customers, products and markets
-Building long-term customer relationships through a high level of interaction including site visits/conferences/presentations/telephone/email
-Establish and build strong working relationships with internal departments and team members to ensure the successful delivery of services to all customers


Skill & Experience:
-Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years’ related international experience in the academic library consortia and corporate sales markets with a scholarly publisher, subscription agency, or library-buying consortium.
-Strong project management skills, contract negotiation, and able to organize a complex work environment effectively.
-Strong computer skills in databases, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
-Excellent communication skills, oral (Arabic/English) and written, providing customers with a positive experience of the company.
-Self-motivated and willing to continuously improve client relationship management through the pursuit of customer-service excellence.


About Knowledge E

At Knowledge E we are building the next generation platform bringing scientists, librarians and research managers together in a novel approach to research discovery, publishing and community engagement.

We’re a passionate team of 20+ hands-on entrepreneurs, engineers and research domain experts that want to make the lives of researchers a bit easi

Knowledge E founded to provide a rapid means of achieving the popular goal of shifting towards a knowledge-based society, an aim shared by many resource-based economies today.

The first part of any knowledge based society is access to tailored knowledge for the appropriate sections of society and Knowledge E has been providing access to millions of professionals throughout the Middle East to the archives of more than 20 international publishers. Conversely, a channel is needed for regional universities and research institutes to disseminate their own valuable research findings to fellow academics all over the world who are working on related studies and are often unaware of the proceedings of conferences in the Middle east and other emerging regions. Knowledge E has launched a publishing platform that provides the opportunity for universities to promote their research in electronic format. As a provider of evaluation and monitoring consulting services, Knowledge E offers training and editing services to the research community to advance their level of article writing and their general output from emerging regions and provides research evaluation and benchmarking expertise through our consulting service to academic, government and funding bodies.


To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter to