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CBS Corporation Manager, Specialty Gift Sales in New York, New York

Manager, Specialty Gift Sales

REF#: 34808

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

ABOUT US:

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

DESCRIPTION:

The Special Markets team is seeking a sales-driven Manager to oversee and manage the day-to-day functions of our Specialty Commission Gift Representatives. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the special markets channel and help grow gift sales in this highly competitive marketplace. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Gift Sales.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Creating sales and marketing materials for sales reps such as digital catalogs, themed sell sheet, and category reports

Assists Director in the creation of advertising, promotional, and marketing material, including two seasonal catalogs

Run monthly commission reports and resolves open order issues

Would be the point person for any gift market related distribution client questions

Provide administrative support to the sales reps including managing showroom samples, sending rep samples, filling out title data sheets and helping with presentations to accounts

Sell wholly owned and distribution clients to accounts that are not serviced by the commission reps and prospect new business.

Travel is required and candidate must represent Simon & Schuster at regional gifts shows located throughout the US in the winter and summer months.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Special Sales preferably in Gifts Sales

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure and proactively solve problems

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • Familiarity with Edelweiss

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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