Sales Executive, Hachette UK
What you’ll be doing
Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group, made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse literary history. Hachette UK aims to be the publisher and employer of choice for all people, and is a dynamic, fun place to work, where we are committed to Changing the Story. The digital and online sales team works across our trade publishers, Headline, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray Press, Quercus, Bookouture, Little, Brown, Orion, Hachette Children's Group and Octopus, covering sales across all formats to digital and online customers.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an exceptional sales executive to join our digital and online sales team, working across the Hachette trade publishers to help maximise our sales.
This role involves working closely on a key area of our business: the Amazon UK supply chain, as well as responsibility for managing sales into Amazon Europe for Hachette UK and Hachette Book Group.
You will be working closely on our supply chain to be sure that our titles are available from key retailers at the right levels. This will be achieved through good communication with our warehouse and customers, as well as internal contacts and teams.
Due to the different aspects of the role, you should have a passion for forecasting and increasing efficiency and be adept at troubleshooting. In addition, you will work well as part of a collaborative and busy online and digital sales team.
What we offer
We’re looking for someone eager to move on in their publishing career, with a particular interest in physical online sales. The successful candidate will have very close attention to detail and an ability to use data in order to ensure that we are maximising opportunities.
You should be a great team player able to balance and prioritise a busy and varied set of tasks across key areas of the business.
Sales and/or stock management experience is helpful, and it would be a plus if you have experience using Amazon Vendor Central. You’ll need to be proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint) and ideally have some experience with data analysis.
Who we are and what we do
Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays (which increases with length of service up to 28 days), we have an extensive list of benefits that include:
An extensive 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, two volunteer days to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, a rooftop garden terrace with summer BBQ’s and drinks, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
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.