Sales Manager (Vintage)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Manager to join the Vintage Sales team.
With a catalogue of over 6,000 titles, Vintage publishes some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trailblazers to our red-spine Vintage Classics. This means that our broad family of authors ranges from world-class prize-winners to emerging talent, including Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Jo Nesbo, Afua Hirsch, Rukmini Iyer, Ocean Vuong and Ian McEwan.
In this role, reporting to the Sales Director, you will manage a team of three Key Account Managers, as well as working closely with colleagues across Editorial, Marketing, Publicity, Production and Sales Operations. You’ll use excellent communication and relationship skills to influence and guide our publishing strategy, finding opportunities to maximise and grow sales across the Vintage list.
Leadership of the key accounts team will form a crucial part of your role. You’ll create an environment where your team members are supported and inspired to do their best work. Working across all areas of the market, you will be confident co-ordinating sales strategy & retail partnerships for physical and online retailers – in print and digital formats.
You’ll have a strong sales background in either a publishing or media environment, with experience managing key accounts across large UK retailers including online accounts. You’ll be commercially focused and analytically minded, showing that you can use data and insight from the market to influence sound business decisions.
Connecting with colleagues, customers and the team is central to the role, you’ll adopt a collaborative approach, work closely with stakeholders to problem solve, be comfortable taking ownership and responsibility, and know when to delegate.
Vintage is an exciting place to work and we pride ourselves on a dynamic culture where everyone’s voice is important. We are looking for someone who can bring a fresh perspective and new energy to a crucial role in the Sales Team.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter no later than Sunday 13th February.
What you can expect from us:
Salary: Up to £50,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.
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:
• 25 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
• 60% Discount on Company books
• 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: 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: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/
Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.