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Business Development Manager UK

Phoenix International Publications specialises in Children’s Books, with a key focus on electronic sound books, including characters from many of the key Licence groups, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel and Hasbro.

The UK business has been established in London for approximately 20 years, and counts many of the UK’s leading retail groups among its customers.

We are seeking to appoint a Business Development Manager to strengthen support for existing customers and take the business into new areas during this rapidly changing retail market. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, results driven, and be able to work independently as well as part or a large international team.

The Business Development Manager would be based in the London office and is a full-time position.


An entirely new position, reporting to the UK and Ireland Sales Director, the role will be to support with key existing customers, and focus would be on identifying new business opportunities. Working with the commercial teams globally to build print runs and adapting to suit different customer needs.


Visit new and existing customers, presenting and developing publishing programmes. Identify new opportunities and grow current business, Forecasting for print runs and P&L’s. Dealing with a wide customer base including High Street, Non-trade, Clearance, Book Clubs and some online business


Experience in a New Business Development role or Key Account Management. You may already have experience in Sales Management or want to move up in the next stage of your career. Should be familiar with developing promotional programmes with major retailers, including development of Point of Sale material.

Would best suit a self-motivated candidate with the ability to multi task, excellent communication skill and who is results driven. You must have the ability to work independently as well as part of a large international team.

Candidate should ideally have a background in Books, Toys or other entertainment-based format

Must be conversant with Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel. SAP experience preferred but not essential

How to Apply

For further information, please send a copy of your CV with a covering note by July 31st to:

Business Development Manager UK

Phoenix International Publications UK Ltd, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Account Manager, Business, Sales Manager, Sales, Business Development
Salary description: 
£35,000 – 45,000 p.a – based on experience