Junior Analyst, Sales, Penguin Random House Children's Books

Summary:

 

This position will provide essential analytical support and competitive analysis to the PRH Children’s division on internal and industry category trends, informing Sales and Publishing efforts to grow our business and increase market share. It’s an exciting opportunity to interact with multiple departments across the PRH Children’s imprints, be fully immersed in data collection, draw insight from analysis, and present findings on a variety of subjects in a clear and succinct format.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide general analytical support for Sales business initiatives, including regular reporting on the book marketplace, customers, competition, authors and top titles based on divisional and industry POS performance.
  2. Generate sales reports, tracking reports, and weekly Point-of-Sales analysis for department heads, account managers, and multiple departments throughout the division.
  3. Attend and present at weekly meetings with Sales & Marketing departments, publishers, and accounts as needed.
  4. Assist in creating presentations for sales initiatives and updates; analyze information, draw conclusions, and make suggestions based on data.   
  5. Assist Sales Managers and sales management with research and reviews upon request.
  6. Work with department colleagues to analyze author trends internally and industry wide and provide postmortem analysis of lead titles, publishing programs, marketing initiatives, and category reviews.
  7. Contribute to quarterly and annual sales analysis (POS and billings) to surface opportunity titles and trends across PRH divisions and industry, articulating market share shifts, gaps, and opportunities for market growth.

 

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience which includes working with data and/or business analytics, preferably within publishing
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (i.e. v-lookups, arrays, macros, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong PowerPoint and general presentation creation skills, with an emphasis on data visualization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across all levels within a company
  • Comfortable working with numbers, including the ability to analyze and present complex information from multiple data sources concisely
  • Adaptable with the ability to quickly learn new information systems and integrate them into existing processes
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects
  • Able to shift priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

 

Preferred Qualifications, if any:

  • Familiarity with business intelligence systems (i.e. PowerBI, Business Objects, etc.) is a plus
  • Strong interest in children’s book publishing is a must; familiarity with categories is a plus 

 

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

 

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 66459

 


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