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Special Sales Manager        

Closing date: 30 October 2018

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Sales

Status: Permanent, Full time

Salary Description: Competitive & Benefits

Reference: S&S SSE


Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the World with a strong UK presence. Our list includes best-selling brand authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, along with literary best-sellers such as Graham Swift, Joseph Kannon and Tom Rob Smith. Our diverse non-fiction list ranges from number one best-sellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run and Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret,  to award winning sports books, global best-selling You tubers and critically acclaimed non-fiction such as Laura Bates and Hunter Davies.

Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, the winner of many prestigious awards with strong sales. The list includes bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Jo Nesbo. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie. 

Job Profile: We have an exciting vacancy for a Special Sales Manager to join our fast-paced and dynamic team.  You will be responsible for our overall adult UK special sales function.

Your Role:  You will manage and grow sales of our fiction, non-fiction, client and distributed lists into a wide range of the UK’s special sales non-trade retailers and wholesalers, including audio, MBS, religious, gift, museums and galleries, as well as subscription boxes, non-book shop events and fulfilment houses.. You will use market knowledge to formulate specific customer strategies, including the creation of custom product where applicable. You will manage and meet special sales budgets and manage sales of remainders and overstocks.

The Candidate’s Profile: We are looking for an energetic and target driven individual with a passion for books and commercial awareness of the market. You will have an eye for detail particularly with with regard to complex costing and delivery processes, and a proven understanding of sales and negotiation techniques and process. You will be financially literate and analytic, focused as much on the bottom line as on pure sales growth. Your ability to grow and build customer relationships should be second to none and you should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.  You should always be willing to take on new challenges, be flexible and determined to succeed. You will have a prowess for multi-tasking and innovative thinking and be able to work on your own and as part of a team. You will have creative flair and be able to manage bespoke product from concept to delivery

Contact Details:

Please apply by email to attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Special Sales Manager        

Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Business, Sales Manager, Sales, Field Sales, Special Sales, Business Development