ViacomCBS Regional Sales Manager in London, United Kingdom
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: London, GBR
Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence. Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, and Tom Rob Smith. Our non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah and Walter Isaacson.
Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, with bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie.
Simon & Schuster UK also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers, which include Elliot & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Gallup Press and Orenda Books.
We have an exciting vacancy for a London, Thames Valley & Kent Regional Manager (the ideal candidate for this location will preferably be based in Greater London ) to join our energetic and pro-active regional sales team. Reporting to the UK Regional Director, you will represent the diverse and highly regarded lists of both the Adult and Children's Publishing divisions, alongside those of our growing Client Publishers.
Your Role: You will be responsible for selling in our books and representing our authors to a wide range of customers across the designated territory. Working closely with our Publicity and Marketing teams, you will help initiate and attend author events, ensure maximum representation for our authors in bookshops, use social media to promote our books, monitor stock levels and promotional activity across a wide range of retail outlets, provide comprehensive feedback to the company on territory activity and attend regular sales meetings in the London office.
The Candidate’s Profile: You will be a highly-motivated self-starter, a team-player who is able to build great relationships with both colleagues and customers, whilst equally happy to spend periods alone on territory and able to work effectively whilst out in the Field. You will be organised and highly reliable, yet also flexible and able to react to the many and varied demands of the job. You will be passionate about books and able to communicate that passion to your customers, and will show both tenacity and commercial awareness. Great communication skills are essential and a thorough working knowledge of Excel and Word is desirable. Experience of the territory may be an advantage but we welcome all candidates who demonstrably fit the profile. A company car will be provided and a full UK Driving Licence is required.
Closing Date: 22 January 2020 at 5:30pm
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