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We at Walker believe in creating something special.

 

We bring children fun and engaging stories by the best authors and illustrators, which can be experienced in innovative ways.  If you would like to be a part of this, please see below for our current vacancies.  Plus, you can also check out our tweets for job alerts! 

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Current Roles Available

 

Role: Sales Manager - Schools, Education, Library & Key Accounts

Reports to: Head of UK Sales

 

Below is a short snippet regarding this role, if you are interested and would like to see the full job description, please email recruitment@walker.co.uk

 

Introduction to this role

We are looking for a Sales Manager to considerably increase sales in educational and library channels as part of a company growth strategy in this particular area of the market. This is a key strategic imperative for the UK Trade Division. The sales manager would meet sales targets by selling of company products and would represent Walker in a professional manner at all times.

 

Skills and Experience Required

Responsibilities:

  • To be an expert in the school and library market and to be responsible for all sales-related activity in these sectors. 
  • To represent the educational and library sector and your other key accounts in- house.
  • To visit Key Accounts customers (Education and Library) at head office on a regular basis to manage account and grow sales. 
  • To be responsible for your own budget.  
  • To be responsible for maintaining own awareness of product range in order to sell effectively.  
  • To be responsible for liaising with Customer Service Department and Telesales to ensure client/product information is updated.  

 

Experience & Skills:

  • Full understanding of educational and library market
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing schools / educational strategies
  • Minimum A level, graduate preferred
  • Sales experience
  • Understanding of publishing process and product knowledge
  • Financially and commercially astute with IT Skills
  • Ideally aware of current government policy with regards to Education
  • Library knowledge preferable but not essential

 

Salary: Competitive with a great benefits package

Location: Vauxhall, London

Contract Type: Full Time

Closing date: 25th July 2018

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@walker.co.uk 

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We are always on the lookout for talented people from a range of different backgrounds to work with us.  We aim for diversity in our staff so that we will reflect more closely the community we work in and the people who we make our books for.  As one step towards this, we have signed up to the Equip Publishing Equalities Charter.

Walker encourages applications from ethnic minorities as they are currently under-represented. Consequently, we have partnered with Creative Access to ensure we reach a more diverse audience.

 

 

 

 

Work Experience & Internships:

We offer work experience placements at our lively and welcomming Vauxhall office, in a range of different departments and aim to provide a rewarded and engaging experience.

If you are interested in an opportunity at Walker Books, please email recruitment@walker.co.uk with;

- A little about you, any previous work experience or studies

- Why you are interested in an opportunity at Walker

- If there is any specific departments or roles you are interested in, including the dates that you are available

 

Submitting Illustrations and Manuscripts:

If you would like to submit a manuscript or find out how to illustrate books for us please visit the Your Questions page here

 

We can't wait to hear from you!