Head of Sales- Children's Publishing

Job Title: Head of Sales- Children's Publishing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Competitve Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH72513
Contact Name: Olivia Atherton
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 23, 2018 10:29

Job Description

My client is one of the UK's most innovative multi-platform publishers, publishing books across a wide range of sectors.

The Head of Sales is a critical hire for the business, responsible for driving Children's books across the UK. Reporting to the Group Sales Director, this role will play an integral part in customer strategy.


  • Set and deliver the UK sales strategy alongside the Group Sales Director
  • Set UK sales objectives for the Children's titles
  • Manage a team, develop and mentor them
  • Alongside the Key Account Director, to manage the retail spend budget annually
  • Provide market intelligence to support the division making acquisition decisions
  • Work closely with the Digital team, International Sales team and Non Trade teams
  • Delivery of UK sales and profit targets

The Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • A strong understanding of the UK Children's market
  • A Proven track record of successful category management at a senior level
  • Established relationships at senior level in retail
  • Excellent Influencing and negotiation skills
  • An Innovative way of thinking, willing to implement change

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a business with an excellent reputation in the publishing industry and lead sales in the Children's Publishing division.

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.