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Sales Operations Integrations Manager

A rare opportunity to join Bloomsbury Publishing’s Sales Operations team and contribute to key developments at the heart of the company’s strategy at an exciting time of unprecedented growth and success.

This role has been created with the primary focus on delivering two major projects: Bloomsbury’s distribution migration in the UK from MDL to Hachette and the integration of a recently acquired US-based Academic list.

The distribution migration entails the timely onboarding of data, transfer of stock, development of new business-as-usual procedures and the transition of existing working practices to new ones.

The integration involves the on-boarding of the newly acquired list of titles into established Bloomsbury structures and working ways across our four main publishing headquarters globally.

Core activities will include project organisation, data analysis and reporting, and close collaboration with other departments in Bloomsbury (Project Management Office, Finance, Production, Sales and Editorial), as well as external partners (distributors and other third-party suppliers). As such the role requires hand-on experience in Sales Operations and Inventory Management as well as a thorough understanding of other departments and the publishing industry as a whole.

This role sits with the Sales Operations and reports into the Head of Change and Integration. 

The role

  • Overseeing the transition of data and stock from divesting company’s distributor to Bloomsbury’s systems.
  • Close cross-departmental collaboration to ensure all of the business areas’ requirements are understood, documented and met.
  • Regular communication with distributors and project managers to ensure projects are progressing according to agreed plan and timeline.
  • Comprehensive yet concise reporting on progress to key stakeholders.
  • Establishment of new operational workflows at the new distributor.
  • Ensure successful transition of ways of working for staff affected.
  • Long-term stock management (e.g. determining overstocks by means of sell-through analysis).

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Ability to manage a busy workload, with multiple priorities.
  • Creative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts and data into clearly constructed and digestible reporting.
  • A solid understanding of all aspects of the publishing workflow across departments to ensure awareness of impacts on all sides of the business when making decisions.
  • Commercial prowess to be accessed in decision making; always keeping a bigger picture of the company’s interests in mind.
  • Experience managing inventory across different territories.
  • Previous experience in reprint analysis, working with print on demand titles, decision making and scheduling.
  • Experience analysing large data sets, e.g. sales analysis and data fidelity audits.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel; comfortable using VLOOKUP/XLOOKUP formulae and pivot tables.
  • A working knowledge of Biblio, Vista, SAP or similar publishing systems.

Additional information

The role is a full-time temporary position offered on a Fixed Term Contract of 2 years.

Salary Pay Range: £39,000 – £45,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Office days for this role are to be confirmed.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 4th July 2024.

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Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)

Holidays

  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share Save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK – Bloomsbury Publishing do not sponsor visa applications

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Sales Operations Integrations Manager

Contract, Full-time
Publisher
Administration, Publishing, Operations, Management, Communications, Sales
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Sales Operations Integrations Manager
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£39,000 - £45,000

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Ability to manage a busy workload, with multiple priorities. Creative approach to problem solving. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.