Sales Manager, Non-Trade (Fixed-Term), 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
You will be responsible for maximising the sales of Children’s and YA titles from across the list, with a specific focus on HCG. The role will focus on generating print-runs and clearing approvals for new projects and tasks. The role will suit somebody with a good understanding of children’s book production, account management or project management and who is looking for a short-term role. A good knowledge of rights and contracts would also be welcome.
Who we’re looking for
Knowledge of the custom publishing process, an excellent communicator, strong organisational skills, confidence working with figures and when dealing with customers, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and take initiative.
The key tasks of the role will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Adhere to the HUK custom publishing process for HCG
- Monitor divisional sales and margins for HCG’s Non Trade business.
- Identify and develop key projects with the Sales Director for Non Trade
- To maintain the permissions process so publishers, editors and agents have a clear understanding of the deals presented.
- Share findings of promotional activity to drive sales,
- Provide advice for Editorial and divisional sales colleagues on key requirements for special sales channels
Excellent Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel and PowerPoint) and a comprehensive understanding of the book production process 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.
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