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Head of Sales

We are looking for an exceptional sales and business development professional with a broad knowledge and passion for books to join our client, an organisation who curate bespoke book collections for clients in the luxury hospitality and design market, as Head of Sales based in their London office on a hybrid basis 3 days a week.

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Sales will have a wealth of knowledge in the book publishing industry, with a focus on strategy, business development and strategic partnership building. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and lead a team of two sales people and two experienced curators
  • Devise and implement a winning sales and marketing strategies to increase market awareness
  • Prepare client proposals and negotiate contracts with new and existing clients
  • Proactive business development for new business, including cold calling, email and networking
  • Get under the skin of client enquiries and have the ability to translate these briefs to an experienced curation team

This is a crucial role for the organisation and will play a huge part in the company's overall development, the ideal candidate will have a passion for books, an interest in the luxury hospitality market and a strong design aesthetic. The Head of Sales will have proven experience in a sales role ideally in books, publishing or hospitality, strong business development expertise and experienced in giving presentations and developing custom sales strategies. You will be personable, confident, proactive and have fantastic negotiation skills. An interest in books is essential, as well as an interest in luxury hospitality and literary and design aesthetic.

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.

Head of Sales

Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Sales Manager, Customer services, Business, Business Development, Commercial, Digital, Sales, Online, Project Management, Management, Publishing, Strategy, B2B

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