International Key Accounts Manager, International Sales
London, GB, Wc1X 8Hb
Simon & Schuster UK publishes a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction, biography, memoir, business and self-help as well as housing the UK’s fastest growing Children’s list.
Our list represents Pulitzer and Booker prize winners, Richard & Judy Bookclub selections, book industry award-winners and Sunday Times bestsellers.
As International Key Accounts Manager, you will be responsible for managing key territories across the Middle East and several European customer accounts, selling Adult and Children’s divisions for Simon & Schuster global product.
Reporting into the International Sales Director, this role is involved right at the centre of the publishing process, working closely with the UK and US sales teams to build brands and develop products across key international territories. This is an active selling role, with hands on responsibilities in key markets, with expectations for sales targets to be met and exceeded.
The Candidate Profile:
The post holder will have an excellent working knowledge of international sales markets; experience of working with Middle East accounts is preferred but not essential. They must be able to successfully build relationships across the globe, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with being passionate about sales and books. Finally the candidate will be expected to travel throughout the year with the responsibility of organising multiple sales trips to the Middle East and Europe, alongside the annual book fair in Frankfurt.