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Key Account Manager, Hachette UK

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a passionate and motivated team player to manage the Waterstones account across the Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Press divisions.

Responsibilities will include achieving the Waterstones sales budgets across the Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Press divisions; fostering relationships with key Waterstones head office contacts and booksellers, and working closely with internal sales, marketing, editorial and publicity departments to drive Waterstones sales with enthusiasm, creativity and commercial expertise.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven sales track record
  • Knowledge of the Waterstones account
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to work as a team player

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House. with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group. The group is made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse history.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Group Sales department, working across the Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Press divisions.  

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

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