Sales Executive Non-Trade, 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, maximizing incremental sales for the business in both the UK and Export markets.
What you’ll be doing
Reporting to the Deputy Sales Director for Non-Trade you will be responsible for maximising the sales and profitability of titles from across the list, with a specific focus on new and growth business.
You will be a go-to representative on accounts including Debenhams, ASOS, Hacche & Calendar Club alongside a range of other non-book retailers. You will also support the Deputy Non Trade Sales Director on named accounts such as ALDI, Lakeland and Lidl, working closely with production, inventory & our customer services team.
The role would suit somebody with a good grasp of retail, not necessarily traditional booksellers. Instead, it might appeal someone with a flair to spot trends in non-book retails such as fashion and home and with the ability to translate that back to the business for future publishing ideas.
Who we’re looking for
The most successful candidates will demonstrate an attention to detail, 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 trends and customer feedback, have the ability to multitask and take initiative as well as being 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 publisher meetings, specifically the imprint Non Trade meetings, leading those where relevant for the customer base.
- Attend and lead relevant customer meetings.
- Monitor monthly divisional sales for Non Trade, working with the Non Trade team to ensure all divisional targets are met.
- Identify and develop key brand strategies including building on IP and trend led publishing.
- Share customer feedback transparently and clearly.
Excellent Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint) are essential.
What we offer
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package together with 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.