Sales Manager
Chronicle Books
This position is based in our San Francisco, CA office.
Date Posted
Chronicle Books seeks an experienced salesperson to join our sales team. This role is responsible for both sales account management (80%) and new account development (20%). We seek a highly motivated individual ideally with proven book, stationery, or gift sales experience and a track record of success with business development. Strong candidates possess excellent communication and presentation skills, an appreciation for collaboration, business savvy, and a clear focus on strengthening client relationships.

Who We Are:
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books and gift product. Our independent company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format across a list that is as diverse as it is distinctive. We seek and hire people who are committed to the frank exchange of ideas and who foster an atmosphere of mutual accountability and trust to help us succeed. At Chronicle Books, we see things differently: we believe in collaboration, we focus on design and quality, and we have a passion for surprising and delighting our readers. We think this makes an exciting and special place to create our publishing.

• Four to six years of wholesale sales management experience, ideally selling to retail buyers in the in book, stationery or gift industry.
• Proven success with business development. Cold calling experience a plus.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Managing and mentoring support staff
• Demonstrated success in project management and meeting deadlines.
• Strong collaboration skills and individual motivation.
• Knowledge and mastery of Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

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