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Vice President/Sales Director - PRHPS

Vice President/Sales Director, National Accounts – PRHPS


Penguin Random House Sales is currently hiring a VP or Director to oversee the team of National Account Managers selling PRHPS titles to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Costco, BJ’s, Sam’s Clubs, and the e-retailers; Apple, Google, and Kobo.  This position will manage the relationships with each customer, liaising with internal channel heads, and will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening our existing relationships with these key accounts. The VP/Director will also establish close partnerships with each client publisher.


In this highly visible role, you will have the opportunity to work closely with publishing colleagues, including participating in title planning during launch, and sales conference meetings.


For a look at our complete list of client publishers, please click here.


Additionally, the VP/Director will:

  1. Strategize on the development and growth of the overall client catalog.
  2. Work to maximize sales growth at each customer.
  3. Coordinate with account to share, define, and develop opportunities to increase sales.
  4. Supervise a team of Sales Executives on day-to-day activities and on maximizing channel sales.
  5. Regularly communicate with customers and liaise with account teams on marketing and promotional opportunities.
  6. Provide feedback to publishing and sales teams on market trends and account initiatives.
  7. Reports to SVP of Adult Retail and Education, providing regular updates on the overall PRHPS business


Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years prior publishing sales/marketing experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and problem solve
  • Proactive and able to adapt to changing priorities and environments
  • Proven ability to successfully plan and manage at both the strategic and operational levels
  • Knowledgeable of the overall book marketing, including familiarity with industry supply chain, authors, titles, category performance, and publishing trends
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred


Please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements using our online application process. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


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. 


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
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: 212455

Date:  Jun 20, 2022

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Publishing Sales, Sales Management, Retail Sales, Executive, Publishing, Sales, Retail, Management

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