Our International Sales team are looking for an individual to join them as Key Account Manager covering the Middle East, Pakistan and South Africa region. As a Key Account Manager, you will implement an ambitious sales strategy and uncover new opportunities for growth throughout the Middle East, Pakistan and South Africa for our Children’s and Educational business.
You will take the lead on developing Children’s and Educational sales in the region, manage key relationships, maximise turnover and create bold, ambitious growth strategies across this key territory.
Relationships are at the core of this role, working closely with the International Sales Manager & the Children’s International Sales Director, you will be a crucial point of contact for the wider international sales and operations teams, key retailers and our publishing colleagues within the Children’s division.
You will work collaboratively with PRH Children’s division and other internal account managers to proactively drive sales opportunities, connect our customers with our authors, brand and books.
If you are up for the adventure, here is what you will need:
You will be an experienced Key Account Manager or similar, with proven customer relationships and accounts experience ideally within a creative environment. Having direct experience working with international markets will be advantageous and a genuine interest in Children’s books and sales is important.
You will have a keen focus on the commercial side of the business, and your sense of adventure means you are always thinking of creative ways to make our successes even bigger and on a global scale.
We are looking for someone with strong personal organisation and time management skills, with the ability to work autonomously and use initiative.
You’ll be reporting into the International Sales Manager and work closely with a wide variety of stakeholders internally and externally, so being able to collaborate, persuade and communicate confidently will drive your success in this role.
You will regularly share product information with our wider sales team, report back on the market to the wider team so evident analytical ability is important.
For this role, you will be expected work some days from home some days from our office in London, Pimlico and Nine Elms. You will be expected to travel to market 3-4 times a year, averaging about 6-7 weeks a year of travel.
If this role sounds like the next career step for you, we would love to hear from you! Please apply with your CV and cover letter by Tuesday 30th May.
Salary: up to £37,300 depending on how skills and experience align to the role
Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
• 27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance programme
• Mentoring programme
• Extended gender neutral parental leave
• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
• Each site has trained mental health first aiders
• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business
Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.
As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we're part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can't take all eligible candidates to interview.
We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: http://www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability
We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: https://btbs.org/grants
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.