Getting to know our TVET Sales consultant: Khosi Manqele

by | May 21, 2020 | Higher Education, Uncategorized

The Sales team profiles are brief Q & A sessions with our Sales team which aim to give insight into the mechanics of the Publishing Sales industry, shed light on what it takes to be part of the Sales team at Oxford University Press South Africa, and give expert advice to anybody interested in joining the world of TVET Sales team in South Africa.

Every week we will be introducing you to a team member from our TVET division. This week we are chatting with Khosi Manqele.

Khosi Manqele
TVET Sales Consultant

Q: How did you find yourself following a career in Sales/Publishing?

Funny story – I studied Production/Operations Management at University. During my first job interview, the interviewer told me that I’m more suitable for Marketing as opposed to Operations. I ended up working in the Sales industry for Private Institutions. This led to me studying towards a Diploma in Marketing. I have been working in the Sales/Publishing since 2009 and the rest is history.

Q: Describe your work day – What does your job entail?

My mornings are spent ensuring I have everything I need for the day ahead. I aim to get to the campuses early to set up for the day ahead. I then engage with lecturers and find out how I can assist them & offer any possible solution to the challenges they may have.

Q: What key traits do you think make a good Sales Consultant?

Good communication skills, manner of approach & persistence.

Q: What part of your job do you enjoy the most and what would you say is the most rewarding part of your job?

Interacting with lecturers at different colleges. When I see our textbooks being used on campuses & getting great feedback from both lecturers and students.

Q: What advice would you give to someone considering a career in Sales/Publishing?

You have to be a people’s person and not to take criticism to heart.

Q: On a personal note, what is your favourite book and why?

I have quite a few books that I enjoy reading from faith based to romantic. But all-time favourite is “It’s your time” by Joel Osteen, it’s always gives me hope that the next day will be better than the present.

Latest Articles

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N5 Workshop
    In May 2022, Oxford University Press South Africa took another step in our commitment to upskill and support lecturers by embarking on a National Workshop Week
  • The Oxford World English Symposium 2022
    The Oxford World English Symposium brought together Oxford University Press’ dictionary teams with academic researchers, teachers, lexicographers, and other language practitioners to share research findings, experiences, and insights on World Englishes, in order to come up with innovative approaches to the creation of dictionaries and other lexical resources.
  • An Author Reads – Reduce, reuse, recycle!
    We get lots of things from the Earth that we need to stay alive. The Earth gives us trees, fruit and vegetables, and water.

Oxford CAPS approved

View online samples of our trusted classroom solutions and support material across all phases and subjects.

Bigger, better, brighter

and more beautiful than ever before!

Brand new editions of our popular CAPS-linked bilingual dictionaries for South African learners in Grade R to 4

360° teaching at your fingertips

The all-in-one teacher’s toolbox