Simon & Schuster Is Hiring
Telemarketing Account Manager, Education and Independent Specialist
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards.
It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
This Telemarketing Account Manager is responsible for selling our complete list—S&S Wholly Owned Adult, Children's, Audio, and Distribution Clients—to 96 accounts (58 independent bookstores in the Midwest and 38 Educational Wholesalers in the western part of the US as well as Illinois).
The Telemarketing Account Manager is required to perform sales analysis to make recommendations on product selection and volume to their accounts based on knowledge of their customer as well as Simon & Schuster priorities. For independent bookstore accounts, responsibilities include seasonal sales calls, influencing buyers, managing coop budgets, planning promotional placement in-store and online, recommending author events, proactively soliciting frontlist and backlist orders, managing sales order processing, and managing operational issues around stock, orders, and shipment. For Educational Wholesale Accounts, responsibilities include building relationships with buyers, presenting seasonal titles to collection development, forecasting to manage stock flow with supply chain, providing accounts with responsive information for bids and stock information to ensure placement of S&S titles for their customers, offering alternative title suggestions based on stock availability, presenting titles to accounts, working with key accounts involved in state departments of Education and school district bids.
• Minimum 3 years of sales experience in a mid-size or large publishing company.
• Experience in the educational marketplace a plus.
• Retail account experience a plus.
• Experience with sales order processing and account analysis.
• Experience and strong ability using Edelweiss and Microsoft Office.
• Ability to prioritize competing demands and deal with a high volume of transactions.
• Attention to detail is critical.
• Strong, passionate reader and communicator
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