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Key Account Manager

We are excited to be looking for a dedicated Key Account Manager to join a vibrant and rapidly expanding publisher specialising in high-demand commercial fiction, including genres like Crime, Thrillers, Romance, and Fantasy. This position is perfect for a dynamic, sales-oriented individual with a deep passion for mass-market books who thrives in an innovative and ambitious environment.

The successful candidate will manage key UK and international trade accounts, driving print sales to new heights. Our client is seeking someone with a proactive, positive attitude, and the ambition to cultivate strong relationships with major retailers, supermarkets, independent bookshops, wholesalers, and new potential sales channels. Based in Central London, this role will report to the Sales and Marketing Director and offers a hybrid working arrangement, summer hours, and excellent benefits.

  • Develop and deliver impactful pitches and presentations.
  • Manage key UK accounts (Gardners, Waterstones, WHS Travel) and expand reach in the independent sector.
  • Support and brief international sales agents.
  • Drive sales through, subscription customers, and special editions.
  • Create compelling sales materials and keep customers updated on marketing opportunities.
  • Represent the company at trade shows and author meetings.
  • Maintain customer information and ensure timely follow-ups.

If you are someone who understands the book market and has excellent presentation and persuasive communication skills. Strong organisational abilities and attention to detail, along with a hunger for mass-market books and innovative sales strategies then we would love to hear from you. Are you ready to make a significant impact! Apply now and join our clients mission to grow readerships and become the world's best modern 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.

Key Account Manager

Full-time, Permanent
Sales Manager, Special Sales, Sales, Trade, Account Manager

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