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Head of International Sales

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Bloomsbury Publishing as the Head of International Sales and propel your career with a prestigious company that brought the world Harry Potter


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£50000 - £55000

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London, UK - Hybrid

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Bloomsbury Publishing stands out as an illustrious independent publishing house known for its acclaimed authors and iconic series like Harry Potter. Since its inception in 1986, Bloomsbury's global presence has expanded, with offices in key cities around the world, celebrating a legacy of literary excellence and innovation.

  • Lead the sales strategy for Bloomsbury’s Adult division.
  • Drive sales in export markets, with a focus on the Indian market.
  • Collaborate with international teams and client publishers to maximize sales in multiple formats, including e-books and audio.
  • Report to the International Group Sales Director and ensure strategic alignment with the company’s goals.
  • Proven experience in international trade book sales, preferably with expertise in the Indian market.
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills.
  • High proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Excellent analytical skills for forecasting, budgeting, and sales data.
  • Superior interpersonal abilities.
  • Knowledge of international book data reporting systems and selling multiple formats.
  • Adaptability, efficiency, and a driven mindset.
  • A strategic and creative approach to sales.

Application Process Details:

  • Submit a CV and covering letter via the 'APPLY NOW' button.
  • Address your application to Human Resources, in Word or PDF format.
  • Explain how your experience aligns with the role requirements.
  • Apply by 28th March 2024.

The organisation - Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.

The role - Bloomsbury Publishing is looking for a Head of International Sales to join our International Sales team to lead on our sales strategy for the Adult division. This role represents an exciting opportunity for a target-driven, enthusiastic publishing sales professional with a proven track record and relevant experience of working within the export markets to join our highly successful, award-winning team. The Head of International Sales will report into the International Group Sales Director and will work closely with the rest of the International Sales team based in the UK, China and Singapore as well as with the Adult publishing division, our international offices and with our client publishers. There will be territorial responsibility for the Indian market and this role will also work with the UK digital team to maximise our e-book and audio sales opportunities in the export markets as a whole.

Job requirements - Experience of selling trade books internationally and preferably of selling into the Indian market. Negotiation skills. Presentation skills. Highly numerate and comfortable with forecasting, budgeting and sales data analysis. Exemplary Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of selling multiple formats across the international markets. Knowledge of international book data reporting systems. Adaptable and dynamic. Highly efficient and driven. Strategic and creative.

Benefits - 25 days holiday. 3.5 days Christmas company holiday. Two paid Personal Wellness Days. Flexible Fridays. Season Ticket Loan. Share save Scheme. AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance). In-house Doctor. Eye care Voucher Scheme. Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources.

Applications details - Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 28th March 2024.


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