Jobs

Working at Imagine That Publishing is an opportunity to be part of an innovative, creative and energetic company, with a success story that continues to grow.

We publish over 300 children’s titles a year across our multiple imprints in both the UK and international markets. Inspiring children to read, learn, play and create lies at the heart of everything we do.
 
Working at Imagine That comes with great benefits. Our picturesque riverside location is the base for plenty of social and wellbeing activities, including our weekly ‘Flying Elephants’ running club and Cycle to Work scheme, plus a company pension programme and 23 to 25 days holiday.
 
To join the Imagine That family and start making a difference to the next generation of readers, see our current vacancies below.

                 

 

Current Vacancies:

 

Senior Sales North America

We are seeking a high performing and driven sales person for the North American market who will meet our customer acquisition and revenue growth objectives and will develop key growth sales strategies, tactics and action plans. Successful execution of these strategies will be required to achieve your financial targets. 

Reporting to the Sales Director with a reporting line to the Managing Director, this role is a vital contribution to a publishing company with a reputation for innovative products and close ties to some of the leading retail brands in the US and the UK market. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for territory budget through management of key accounts and new account targets.
  • Develop, grow and solidify strong relationships with the accounts critical to our growth strategies.
  • Target New Business Opportunities.
  • Highlight customer and industry trends in product development meetings with a view to sales growth in the North American and Canadian markets.
  • Demonstrate territory and competitor knowledge with regular reporting to the Sales Director and Managing Director.
  • Monitor and report customer’s performance against target, highlighting any key issues with recommendations for successful mitigation.
  • Representing the organisation at trade exhibitions and events.
  • Negotiating on price, costs, delivery and specifications whilst maintaining the company margin target for the territory/account.
  • Carrying out regular business review meetings with clients and management.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction through regular visits and communication.
  • Use the versatility of Imagine That’s processes to develop own brand development and exclusive products for key accounts.
  • Meet individual quarterly sales targets and KPI’s.

 

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in children’s book publishing sales.
  • Management/leadership experience preferred.
  • Experience with client bespoke product development.
  • Confidence to feedback product development requirements, suggestions, and ideas to further sales growth.

 

Location:

  • This is remote working role, although the preferred location for the candidate is Chicago or East Coast.

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 


 

Inventory and Sales Executive

Our Sales Operations team lie at the heart of our Sales process. Supporting our Sales team by ensuring they have the most accurate information for their customers is what they do best. You can think of them as the wheels that keep the team moving – always with accuracy, organisation and stellar teamwork.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will work as part of the Sales Operations team, focusing on managing and improving our stock management and data inventory. This role will involve daily interaction with internal departments and our third party distributors.

The role will be office-based in Woodbridge, but will work remotely until further notice.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing inventory across multiple warehouses for our international sales team, distributors and customers.
  • Liaising with distribution partners in multiple global territories to ensure effective supply chain management.
  • Liaising with our internal sales and marketing teams to prepare for sales meetings: compiling sample material, cost sheets and production schedules.
  • Ownership of metadata validation to our distribution partners and external clients.
  • Full order management from customer purchase order to delivery.
  • Creating custom sales reports and updating sales information within our CRM database.

 

What we’re looking for:

  • A strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Someone who is self-motivated and has the ability to use their initiative.
  • An ambitious individual who is keen to learn.
  • Experience with inventory planning and stock management (desirable).

 

Could this be you or someone you know? If you are interested in the position above, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 


 

Speculative Applications

Are you a sensational sales person? Marvellous marketer? Dazzling designer? Excellent editor?

We are always interested in hearing from creative, passionate and driven individuals who want to work in the world of children’s books.

If you would like to make a speculative application for any of the departments listed below, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 
Sales
Sales Administration
Editorial
Design
Marketing
Production
Finance
Business Operations
 
We will hold your information on file and contact you if a suitable role comes up. If you would prefer that your details are not kept on file or circulated across departments, please let us know and we will remove your information from our database.
 
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Good luck!