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Featured Academic Sales Representative – Academic Publishing


Competitive salary + benefits

Our client, a leading independent publisher of award-winning business books from global experts, academics and specialist professionals is recruiting for an Academic Sales Representative. The focus of the role is to win UK and International adoptions of key titles by managing and processing academic campaigns, generating interest in print titles and digital collections. This is a strong opportunity to enter the publishing industry and build up knowledge and expertise in the sales team.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Key responsibilities

  • Build and maintain key relationships with academic clients to drive forward adoption of the full print and digital collection
  • Win adoptions in UK and European universities by getting the books in the hands of potential adopters and qualifying/following up on inspection copy requests from lead generation campaigns
  • Manage a pipeline of qualified opportunities and follow-up/close in academic decision windows
  • Regular travel to meet academic clients on campus and attend conferences and industry events
  • Feedback to Sales and Editorial on market trends and lecturer needs to inform new product development
  • Proactively solicit author leads for editorial
  • Feed into the strategy for marketing campaigns, decide what campaigns to run, process campaigns and follow-up
  • Carry out administrative tasks such as processing inspection copy requests and maintaining the CRM system.

Suitable candidates will have previous experience in a Sales or Marketing role, ideally within academic or educational publishing. Individuals will need to be motivated self-starters who are highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. An ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally will be an important part of the role. This is a great opportunity to join a small, highly collaborative team and contribute to their continued success.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 802. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510.

Early applications are preferred.

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