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Sales Manager - Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Penguin Random House US' International Sales team is seeking a Germany based Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who will be selling the complete Penguin US list as well as several of our distribution clients within the assigned territory.   The Sales Manager will be working within our Europe, Middle East, Africa sales team and will also  regularly communicate with the New York office.  

Responsibilities include selling to wholesalers, retailers and indirect accounts in the respective markets and developing and implementing sales strategies for specific title and budget goals and for growing our market share and account base in the region.

Other responsibilities include:

  1. Analyzing sales statistics to determine business growth potentials and strategies.
  2. Managing daily communication with accounts on a wide variety of customer issues, including orders, inventory, and local on-sale-dates and prices.
  3. Preparing marketing plans with customers on key titles and managing title submissions.
  4. Coordinating author events with publicists and local distributors.
  5. Suggesting publication strategies including specialized formats and printings.


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • International sales experience and knowledge of the German speaking book trade
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and locally by train or plane to conferences and to visit accounts, as needed


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter including salary requirements via the online application process.



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Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: Germany 

State/Region: Berlin 

City: Berlin 

Postal Code: 00000 

Job ID: 266441

Date:  Feb 29, 2024

Berlin, BE, DE, 00000

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing Sales, Marketing Manager, Sales Management, Business Development, Publishing, Sales, Marketing

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