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Book Buyer

Our client a UK's leading wholesale provider of customised book ranges to retail outlets is seeking to appoint a highly experienced Book Buyer who has the passion, creativity and commercial acumen to manage the selection and delivery of product range to a vibrant and dynamic sales channel.

Based in their Oxfordshire office and working within a team of 5, you will take responsibility for selecting and buying, a wide range of adult and children's books across the UK to produce the company's unique offering.

Your account- handling skills will need to be first class and your awareness of current/future trends in retail will be important. You will ideally be commercially well-versed in the trade publishing consumer market.

Key duties:

  • Identifying, recommending, and presenting titles for innovative and commercial book ranges
  • Inspiring publishers to bring forward the books that our client needs
  • Market research to achieve objectives (Bookfairs, publisher meetings, data review)
  • Drive the customer and companies' sales through the channel
  • Analyse market and customer trends
  • Develop exclusive and unique books

You will have a demonstrable in-depth knowledge of the book industry along with keen negotiation skills and the creative flair for developing new product lines. Consideration may be given to candidates with other industry experience who have the creative talent and retail connections to develop this role.

Reporting to, and working closely with, the Buying Director, you will have the experience which allows you to exercise initiative within the team structure. Your previous experience of managing crucial strategic relationships in addition to your strong influencing skills will play a key part in this highly commercial role.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

In May 2019, Inspired Search & Selection pledged to promote The Book Trade Charity. As a charity, BTBS offer financial help to people (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in the book trade, including help with interview costs, to help support paid internships and work experience and for other opportunities for development. Please follow this link to check eligibility and further support.

Book Buyer

Inspired Selection, Bicester
Full-time, Permanent
Book Services, Book Buying & Selling, Buying, Commercial, Sales, Publishing, Publishing Support, Support, Trade

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