|Director of Sales|
|Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company|
|2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE|
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
|Relevant Work Experience: 5+ years|
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Management, or Marketing.
About our Company:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an independent, family-owned company in business since 1911. We publish approximately 120 new books each year, primarily nonfiction, ranging from academic works on biblical studies, theology, and religious history to more popular titles on spirituality, social and cultural criticism, and biography. In addition, our children’s imprint, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, publishes critically acclaimed and award winning picture books and novels for children and young adults.
We are seeking a dynamic Sales Director, a seasoned executive with strong sales experience to develop and execute long term and short term sales strategies to effectively distribute Eerdmans’ titles across very diverse markets: trade, academic, and children’s. We seek a professional with a proven track record in book sales and marketing, who is also creative and open to all the possibilities of the current and future marketplace. We are looking for a highly organized individual, skilled at articulating vision and setting direction, who has strong managerial and analytical skills to direct sales strategies, collaborate with senior executives on Eerdmans’ titles and offerings, and manage the sales team including field representatives, in-house customer service, and bookstore staff.
• Generate revenue growth for Eerdmans titles in U.S. trade, chains, key accounts, foreign trade, and distributors in both print and digital formats.
Skills / Knowledge:
• Expertise in key sales channels and industry standards.
Relocation to Grand Rapids is required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, send letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Director of Sales. No telephone calls.