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Joint International Sales Director (Closed Markets) – Parental Leave Cover, Hachette UK

Who we are and what we do:

Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group. The group is made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse history. Hachette UK aims to be the publisher and employer of choice for all people, and is a dynamic, fun place to work, where we are committed to Changing the Story.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in Group International Sales across four of these divisions; Hachette Children’s Group, Little, Brown Book Group, Octopus Publishing Group and Orion Publishing Group.

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Group Sales Director you will be responsible for maximising sales of Hachette Children’s, Little, Brown, Octopus and Orion titles in all our international territories, incl. wholesalers, distributors and other identified customers, but with direct responsibility for Australia, New Zealand, India and North America.
You will be managing the closed market team (six direct reports) and will be responsible for monitoring their sales and overseeing their responsibilities.

This is a senior sales role so you will ideally have experience of working across International publishing and good managerial skills.

What we are looking for:

We’re looking for a strong team player who is commercially astute and with international experience.
You’ll need to have excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, an ability to multi-task and prioritise, and an enthusiasm for working in a fast-moving commercial environment.

The key tasks of the role will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • To manage export sales and profitability for the specified divisions including setting title budgets, monitoring and analysing sales and managing communication both internally and externally.
  • Working closely with the Joint International Sales Director (Open Markets) to maximise sales for our authors and the business
  • Manage and motivate the Closed Market International Team
  • Manage the ongoing relationships with the overseas offices – Hachette Australia, Hachette New Zealand, Hachette India, Hachette USA and Hachette Canada

You’ll need to be proficient with Microsoft Excel and have experience with data analysis.

What we offer:
This is a varied and exciting role, where you’ll be working on some of the best brands in publishing.  This role is based in our London office, and you will be part of an experienced team in a creative and dynamic working environment.

Our Commitment:

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.


Closing Date: Friday 5th April

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