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Key Account Executive, Hachette UK

Who we are and what we do

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Group International Sales Department working specifically with Hachette Children’s Group.

Hachette Children's Group is one of the largest children's publishers in the UK with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the International Sales Director (Closed Markets) you will be responsible for maximising sales of Hachette Children’s titles in all our international territories, incl. wholesalers, distributors and other identified customers, but with direct responsibility for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

You will ideally have experience of working in Children’s publishing or a strong interest in Children’s book publishing.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a strong team player who is commercially astute and aware, but also someone who is interested in publishing, loves children’s books and can talk about them with conviction and passion.

You’ll need to have excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, an ability to multi-task and prioritise, and an enthusiasm for working in a fast-moving commercial environment.

The key tasks of the role will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • To manage all areas of your territories including setting title budgets, monitoring and analysing sales and managing communication to ANZ and Singapore of sales materials, order forms and all relevant information
  • To be the champion for Hachette Children’s to your territories and to the Group International Sales team
  • To work closely with the Non-trade Sales team to create territory, or customer specific product when required, to increase sales across markets

You’ll need to be proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint) and ideally have some experience with data analysis.

What we offer

This is a varied and exciting role, where you’ll be working on some of the best brands in Children’s books and looking for new opportunities. 

This role is based in our London office, and you will be part of an experienced team in a creative and dynamic working environment.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

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