Full Time Job

Sales Associate, Premium Literacy Sales

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 09-14-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
If you treasure your favorite book from childhood and want to help more children find their favorite, come join the Premium Literacy Sales team. This account-facing sales position works across non-profits, children's services, and similar mission-driven organizations to find the right books for every literacy initiative. Reporting into the Vice-President, Director of Premium Sales, this position will help drive sales for their own accounts-and support on large-scale account business-in the Premium Literacy channel of Special Markets.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Sales responsibility for key literacy-focused accounts; including Grinspoon Foundation and Kids Read Now, among others.
• Manages mature account base as well as works to establish new business through incoming sales leads and outreach efforts.
• Researches and builds P&L's to assess potential printing deals.
• Curate and maintain title lists and/or create grids to meet ad-hoc title needs for accounts and new business opportutinies
• Process orders from stock as well executing on exclusive printings.
• Work across multiple departments within Penguin Random House including Publishing Offices, Inventory Management, Production, Marketing, Supply Chain, Sales Operations, Customer Service, and Credit.
• Meeting prep: ranges from creating presentations and PowerPoint decks to gathering materials (digital & physical); generating Edelweiss collections; etc.
• Sales outreach including the creation of sell-sheets, titles grids and digital email blasts using various digital tools.
• Attends and presents at key account meetings (travel may be required)
• Work and attend various conferences and trade shows (as needed)

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
• Minimum of 1.5 years of sales experience, including direct communication with or in support of accounts
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Ability to work under pressure and maintain attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• PC proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
• Interest in the publishing industry, book sales, and children's literacy

Preferred Qualifications, if any:
• Previous publishing experience or bookstore experience
• Experience using Salesforce or similar database management software
• High interest in children's book sales

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn8y2o-3-235-175-15-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.