Gill Books publishes an eclectic list of bestselling and award-winning books from current affairs to history, biography to lifestyle. In collaboration with some of Ireland’s best writers, brands and a network of creative talents, Gill Books builds on a 160-year heritage whilst looking excitedly to the future.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a persuasive, enthusiastic and accountable Sales Representative to work with Gill Books. Under the direction of the Sales Manager, you will be responsible for selling a list of titles for Gill Books and a number of client publishers to an established customer base.
With a focus on the retail environment, you will be excited to work together with the small team that brings our books into the world and particularly about your role in influencing the placement, display and sell-through of those books to our customers. Using your love of books, enthusiasm and communication skills, you will work closely with the sales, communications and editorial teams to help shape and implement sales plans, identifying the key selling points of each title. You will be skilful at tailoring these messages to ensure their relevance to each customer. Your passion for our books, authors and brand will enable retailers to see you as a trusted partner and encourage new channels to work with you.
A highly organised, confident self-starter with the ability to work on your own initiative, you will sell our list of titles around the country on a monthly cycle, attaining subscription targets whilst trying to beat them. Through your trusted relationships and open and honest dialogue with our customers, you will bring back insights to the rest of the sales, editorial and marketing teams.
You will be motivated by achieving sales targets, maintaining excellent relationships and finding the best creative solution to pitch a book to a retailer. Dynamic and forward-thinking, you will be aware of and genuinely interested in the book world and keen to help Gill Books retain its position as Ireland’s leading publisher.
At least one year’s experience in the books industry will be an advantage.
Closing date: Friday 6th September 2019
To make an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to a CV, applicants should include a cover letter, explaining the opportunities they believe this position will hold, together with examples of relevant experience in the skills outlined above.