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International Sales Executive/Manager Children's Books

Department: Sales

Reports to: Head of Sales

Location: Leicester

The Role:

Sweet Cherry Publishing is an award-winning children’s book publisher and we’re hiring for an International Sales Executive or Manager. This key role is ideal for an experienced international sales assistant or exec looking for more experience and responsibility in export sales.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Managing and corresponding with customers in various territories across the world
  • Working with sales agents in key areas such as Asia and South America
  • Managing the sell-in process of English language books in key non-UK territories
  • Preparing and presenting sales presentations and material
  • Interpreting sales data in order to maximise sales opportunities
  • Developing sales opportunities by establishing new customer relationships
  • Offering strong customer support and answering any queries
  • Supporting the planning and organisation of trade book fairs
  • Working with the sales support team to ensure orders are processed and fulfilled
  • Attending UK and international trade book fairs, as and when required
  • Researching international book markets and providing market report

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

● Great geographical knowledge

● Experience in export sales beneficial but not essential

● Passion for reading and a keen interest in book publishing

● Energy and passion to drive the business forward

● Excellent IT skills

● Strong verbal and written communication skills

● Highly numerate

● Excellent organisation skills with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

● An all-rounded self starter who can hit the ground running

About Us:

Sweet Cherry Publishing is an award-winning independent children’s book publisher based in Leicester. We are a small team with a big mission! We believe that all children should have access to great stories and endeavour to break down the barriers which often get in the way of reading. We are proud of our Leicester heritage and work very closely with the local community to increase literacy rates and promote reading for pleasure. We are a positive and fun team with kindness, success and collaboration at the core of our values. We are proud to represent our authors and are passionate about sharing engaging stories with children of all abilities and backgrounds.

Company Mission Statement: Bringing great stories within everyone’s reach.

Company Values: Kindness, Fun, Positivity, Collaboration, Helping Society

What we offer:

  • Training and development
  • Free onsite parking
  • Workplace pension

Working Hours: 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. 9am – 5pm. (30 minute or 1 hour lunch unpaid)

Holiday: 20 days plus bank holidays

Starting salary: Based on experience

Deadline to apply: 9th December 2022

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to

Sweet Cherry is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We welcome job applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.

International Sales Executive/Manager Children's Books

Sweet Cherry Publishing, Leicester
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing
Administration, Sales Manager, Communications, Sales, Business Development
International Sales Executive/Manager Children's Books

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