Sales Executive, Non-Trade (Bookclubs & Partnerships), Hachette UK
Who we are and what we do
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 Non Trade Sales team represent HCG, Little, Brown, Orion, Hodder, Headline, John Murray Press, Quercus and Octopus publishing, maximising incremental sales for the business in both the UK and Export markets.
What you’ll be doing
Reporting to the Sales Manager for Non-Trade (HCG LEAD) you will be responsible for maximising the sales and profitability of titles from across the Group’s YA lists and our children’s list, with a specific focus on the Watts and Wayland list.
You will be a go-to representative for key bookclub accounts alongside a range of educational retailers. You will also contribute to partnership sales working closely with the Sales Director for Non Trade.
The role would suit somebody looking to expand their knowledge of account management and the children’s book market
Who we’re looking for
The most successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for children’s book publishing, be an excellent communicator and have strong organisational skills, confidence working with multiple customers and internal stakeholders as well maintaining a consistent process for delivering orders. The ideal candidate will be creative and commercial, pay close attention to detail, and be an excellent team player.
The key tasks of the role will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Attend all relevant internal meetings, including key publishing meetings.
- Attend and prepare for all relevant customer meetings.
- Pitch and prepare for key partnership sales projects and take minutes at the internal committee when required.
- Monitor weekly divisional sales for W&W Non Trade, working with the Non Trade team to ensure all divisional targets are met.
- Share findings of bookclub and educational market activity in relevant internal feedback
Excellent Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint) are essential.
What we offer
A creative and exciting working environment. Holiday leave is set to 25 days and Bank holidays.
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.
NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role. This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed. This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.