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Sales Manager - Pacific Northwest

Penguin Random House

Seattle, WA 08-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Join the Penguin Random House Adult Field Sales team! Overseeing the sales, marketing, and merchandising of titles across an assigned set of imprints.

This Seattle based position will interact with a variety of indie bookstore accounts in Oregon, Washington, Utah and Idaho.

This position will maintain ongoing communication regarding new and upcoming titles, backlist opportunities, market trends between our publishers and the accounts and will provide consistent feedback internally regarding the sell-in of titles and account needs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Oversees the sales, marketing and merchandising of assigned core and client publishers books to accounts within designated territory to select indie bookstores.
• Services these same accounts in order to manage and grow their business in the most effective and productive ways.
• Implements management goals, directions and requirements.
• Remains current on core publisher and client publisher titles, authors, industry related trends and competitors to allow for the maximization of sales and for accurate forecasting.
• Attending regional trade shows, author signings/pre-pub events and other industry and account related events in the territory.
• Self-manages the territory and office: itinerary, travel, analysis, email, sales materials, etc.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirement:
• Minimum of 3 years prior retail or sales experience
• Awareness and interest in Publishing industry, including titles and authors.
• Ability to cultivate and maintain business relationships specific to book sales.
• Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to access/follow various social media accounts, authors, etc.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Teams applications.
• Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel.
• Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.
• Prior direct account management experience.
• Bookstore or Publishing experience is a plus.
• Proficiency in Edelweiss is a plus.

The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $73,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

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-d9q52z-44-200-117-166-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $70,000 to $73,000 Per Year ($ USD)
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.