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Head of Special Sales

We are so excited to be recruiting for a leading trade publisher of children's books based in central London. They are now looking for a Head of Special Sales. Working alongside The Head of UK Trade Sales and the board of directors, you will be tasked to manage the UK Custom Publishing Team, create and implement a strategy as well as deliver on the sales budget, and develop lasting relationships and partnerships in order to sell directly into them.

Key responsibilities of the role include: managerial duties, managing the sales team to their full potential, devising and implementing cohesive strategy, agreeing revenue and profit for all sales sectors as well as managing company overstocks. You will be required to assess suitability of all titles for the special sales market, selling the current and backlist programme into new and current accounts. Identifying and researching new business opportunities. Managing the budget, monitoring title and customer performance in line with targets.

The successful candidate will be a creative individual with strong experience in UK Special Sales. You will be numerate with a proven sales track record. You will be have strong presentation skills and enjoy building relationships both internally and externally. You will have excellent coaching and mentoring skills, able to get the best out of people.

This is a fantastic opportunity for talented sales professional to contribute to a successful children's publisher.

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.

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Head of Special Sales

Children's Publishing, Trade
Sales Manager, Brand, Fiction, Sales, Project Management, Management, Publishing, Strategy, Trade, Marketing, Special Sales

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