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Business Development Representative

Salary: £33,300 – £40,000

Location: Cambridge/Hybrid (expectation of 2-3 days per week in the office)

Contract: Permanent/Full time (35 hours per week)

Do you have strong inter-personal communication skills with a background in either sales or business development?

If you have answered yes to the above question, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a talented individual to oversee Book Special Sales activities and assist with the third-party eVendor and corporate library sales activities. You will do this by working with our network of global partners, not-for-profit and corporate customers.

We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

About the role

The Business Development Team sits within the Academic Sales Team at Cambridge University Press and is responsible for all third-party content licensing and distribution, bulk/customised Book Special Sales, rights and permissions and Journals special sales at Cambridge University Press.

The Business Development Representative will be responsible for overseeing STM/HSS global bulk and customised Book Special Sales activities, assisting with the third-party eVendor and corporate library sales activities, and supporting the wider team in meeting financial targets across all Business Development financial lines.

In this role, you will:

  • identify new business opportunities for Book Special Sales.
  • collaborate closely with colleagues in Editorial and other teams to gain insight into the STM/HSS publishing pipeline and potential opportunities for special sales.
  • actively cooperate with team members and various departments globally to ensure the seamless execution of Book Special Sales projects, from conception to delivery, with a continuous focus on enhancing the customer experience.

About you

As our next Business Development Representative, you will have strong inter-personal communication skills and a background in either sales or business development, ideally in Publishing. You take a customer focused approach with strong organisational and prospecting skills.

We are looking for someone with a collaborative, positive attitude and entrepreneurial mind-set style to ensure the continued success in this area of the organisation.

Rewards and benefits

We will support you to be at your best in work and to live well outside of it. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a world-class, flexible rewards package, featuring family-friendly and planet-friendly benefits including:

  • Group personal pension scheme
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
  • Private medical and Permanent Health Insurance
  • Green travel schemes
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays

We also offer flexible and hybrid working options from day one. We will consider any work arrangements if you wish to work flexibly or require adjustments due to a disability.

Ready to pursue potential? Apply now.

We review applications on an ongoing basis, with a closing date for all applications being Sunday 8th October 2023 and interviews are scheduled to take place on the week commencing Monday 23rd October 2023.  

Please note that successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS due to working in a regulated industry.

Why join us

Joining us is your opportunity to pursue potential. You'll belong to a collaborative team that's exploring new and better ways to serve students, teachers and researchers across the globe – for the benefit of individuals, society and the world. Sharing our mission will inspire your own growth, development and progress, in an environment which embraces difference, change and aspiration.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where everyone has a voice, and where we learn continuously to improve together. Ensuring that everyone feels they belong is essential to who we are, and to the contribution we make to society and our planet.

We believe better outcomes come through diversity of thought, background and approach. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and communities, actively seeking to employ people from a wide range of different communities.


Business Development Representative

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Sales, Business Development
Business Development Representative
Salary description: 
£33,300 – £40,000

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We are looking for someone with a collaborative, positive attitude and entrepreneurial mind-set style to ensure the continued success in this area of the organisation.