What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for delivering sales in the North American Market reporting to the North American Sales Director.   You will be responsible for delivering the North American co-edition and sub rights sales budget and work alongside the North American Sales Director in delivering the US Trade Sales budget through Hachette Book Group USA, which will involve attending bi-weekly meetings with the US team,  forecasting and monitoring sales again sales targets, assisting in preparing and delivering presentations throughout the year to sales teams and internally,  helping with stock management and helping to assist with maximising sales and profitability.  You will work across the whole of the Octopus and will work collaboratively internally to drive the sales.

You will have one direct report.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who enjoys the challenge of delivering sales targets, who is both curious and analytical about all aspects of the publishing and sales process, who has a strong attention to detail and likes to be part of a team and has strong and clear communication skills.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this:

  • 28 annual leave days per year, increases to 29 days after 2 years’ service and goes up to 30 days after 5 years’ (+ bank holidays)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Rent deposit loans
  • 2 community days per year
  • Summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months)
  • Retail discounts through Hachette rewards
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wide-ranging training library
  • Development programmes (including mentoring)
  • Up to 70% off book purchases
  • A charity bookshelf
  • 12 Staff-led employee networks that are voluntary, including Gender Balance, Thrive, Pride, All Together, Wellbeing and religious networks
  • Season ticket loans
  • And much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Sheffield, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Octopus Publishing Group – Start a new chapter

At Octopus we publish books for everyone. We love to enlighten, nourish, entertain and most of all inspire readers and listeners everywhere.  We are the publishing home of experts, enthusiasts and the inspirational, of best sellers, award winning and trusted voices.  Our authors include Diana Henry, Sabrina Ghayour, Florence Given, Jancis Robinson, Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish, Dave Broom, James Hoffmann and many more.  We work with international brands including Vogue and Larousse.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the North American Sales Team within Octopus as North American Sales Manager.

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


£33,500 – £38,500, dependent on experience and location (+bonus +benefits)

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