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Key Account Manager

Location: London (Central)

Type: Production

Status: Permanent, Full time

Salary Description: Competitive & Benefits

Reference: S&S UK KAM

Description:

Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving.  Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is one of the UK’s most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people.  Our children’s fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries.  Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small.

In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children’s list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. These include VIZ Media, Andrews McMeel, National Geographic Adult and Elliott & Thompson.

Job Profile:

We have an exciting vacancy for a sales professional to join our fast-pasted and dynamic team. You will work across a number of the UK’s highest profile key accounts to identify opportunities and deliver growth across the S&S UK adult list.

The Role: 

Reporting to the Senior Key Account Manager the role will include acting as the first point of contact for each key account that you manage. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with a wide variety of contacts within each key account. Identifying and presenting key titles to your accounts on a quarterly basis. Maintaining an in-depth understanding of each key account – including their marketplace USP and how best to utilise this. Monitoring the key account’s sales and market share and communicate regular updates to the wider sales team as well as editorial, marketing and publicity.

The Candidate Profile: 

We are looking for a driven individual who can demonstrate thorough understanding of key accounts and the publishing market. You will be an analytic thinker, have an eye for detail and have proven understanding of margins, profits and sales data. Your customer relationships should be second to none and you should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.  You should always be willing to take on new challenges, be flexible and determined to succeed. You will have a prowess for multi-tasking and innovative thinking and be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

We are looking for someone who will be comfortable when interacting with customers and internal editorial teams and, most importantly, someone who is passionate about books.Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

Key Account Manager

Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Account Manager, Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Sales, Business Development
Reference: 
Key Account Manager
Salary description: 
Competitive & Benefits

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You will be an analytic thinker, have an eye for detail and have proven understanding of margins, profits and sales data. Your customer relationships should be second to none and you should have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.