eBook Sales Specialist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Sales

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Position Summary and General Description:

Springer Nature is looking for an eBook Sales Specialist to work within the North American Institutional Sales Team to drive eBook sales growth within academic and governmental accounts. It is a challenging opportunity to work in a market which is often at the forefront of new trends and changes. You will join a motivated and experienced team and will work with colleagues throughout the organization to maintain excellent customer relationships.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Together with Licensing Managers, drive eBook sales growth by expanding the portfolio of customers and eBook products
  • Negotiate and close renewal and new business with an understanding of the margins required
  • Work closely with Licensing Managers to support the negotiation and closing of high-revenue deals (renewal and new business)
  • Provide data analysis to secure renewal and identify opportunities
  • Own regional eBook targets
  • Foster customer engagement with Springer Nature’s eBooks through a high level of interaction including site visits, conferences and presentations as well as telephone and email
  • Maintain a healthy eBook sales pipeline
  • Provide feedback from the market directly to Directors and VP
  • Collaborate with internal departments and staff to ensure sales growth and the development of new sales opportunities
  • Stay abreast of academic eBook industry trends and actively participate in the library/scholarly community
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Qualifications & Experience:

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with minimum of five (5) years prior sales experience, including direct account management, preferably in the publishing or education sector
  • Knowledge of academic and governmental licensing
  • Self-motivated and with a proven customer-centered approach
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Personable and detail-oriented with strong communication (written and oral), organizational and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills in databases, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required
  • Ability to analyze financial, market and competitive information
  • Ability to travel 30 – 50% domestically
  • If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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