Trade Sales Manager, South East Asia, Taiwan and HK

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Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Position Summary:

Manage print books and B2C sales for Springer Nature books through distribution accounts, library suppliers and Amazon. Collaborate with internal colleagues on the successful release of books via our trade partners. Think strategically about print books performance and work on initiatives to increase efficiency and grow sales. Assume e-book responsibility where overlap exists. Provide feedback on results, promotions, and market conditions and collaborate with other relevant Springer Nature departments and the overall Trade team.

 

Responsibilities:

Commercial:

  • Achieve/Surpass budget expectations for the respective region
  • Develop and implement sales strategy for the respective region in collaboration with the Sales Director

Channel Management:

  • Manage existing accounts and develop new business opportunities for print and eBooks
  • Identify new channel partners for unique business areas
  • Understand the needs of the channel partners and provide tailored sales & marketing information/quotations
  • Create annual business plans with the key trade partners

Promotions:

  • Visit Institutions and libraries in consultation with our Trade Partners
  • Attend trade shows, meetings and publishing conferences as required

Reporting:

  • Deliver monthly sales reports and monthly forecasts to the Sales Director
  • Share regional market information/trends with Trade Sales team/colleagues

Collaboration with Internal stakeholders:

  • Close collaboration with colleagues in Editorial, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service/Fulfillment, Logistics, Data and Finance

 

Qualification & required skills

Qualification:

  • Diploma in related field (candidates without a diploma in related field but with relevant working experience will be considered)
  • At least 6 months of sales experience (preferred within the industry or Higher Education/Institutional Sales related businesses)

Required Skills:

  • Good sales & negotiation skills
  • Must be well organized, collaborative and self-motivated
  • Must be able to work with deadlines
  • Strong communication & English language skills (Chinese speaking skills will be an advantage)

Others:

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office/Google Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willing to travel up to two weeks a month

 

Practice:
All functions and duties assigned are to be carried out in professional manner and must be in line with the company policies and image.

 

Potential candidates who meet our requirements may apply with a full resume in English stating your current and expected salaries, availability and contact details to katherine.lee@springernature.com

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