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National Field Sales Manager


Cammeray, NSW, AU, 2000


Who we are:


We are a global leader with offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, India and Australia, employing approximately 1400 staff worldwide.

In Australia, we publish both local and international books that make an impact on the bestseller lists and our cultural landscape. We are dedicated to bringing an extensive range of titles for adults and children, in all genres and all formats, into the hands of readers. Our passion, agility and commitment to our authors and books made us the fastest growing publisher last year and we have continued plans for growth in the future.


Welcome to Simon & Schuster: one of Australia’s fastest growing book publishers and part of the Paramount Global family of entertainment brands.

We now have a new opportunity for a well-read, passionate and organised professional for the business-critical role of National Field Sales Manager based in SYDNEY.


Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be leading a field team of 7 passionate, experienced and successful Sales Representatives as well as managing key head office customers for independent and franchise networks. The role is based in Sydney with a hybrid working arrangement of 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. Some interstate travel will be required.


What you'll be doing as Field Sales Manager:


  • Relationship management of independent and franchise owners as well as head office representatives.

  • Creating and working with existing reports on sales data for the field team as well as individual accounts to help with business reviews and promotional planning as well as maximizing sales of our titles.

  • Travelling to all territories to visit the sales reps once a year, building business and sales and working with the field team to do the same in their territories.

  • Attending meetings in the head office (Sydney) to be the voice of the field team and relaying information back to the field.


What we're looking for. What's important?


  • Highly self-motivated and organised

  • Confident communication and relationship building skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Being passionate about books and reading. You will love to read and discover new authors as well as old favourites and pass this passion onto your team and customers

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Previous experience in the book industry is not necessary but highly desirable

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Sales role with experience leading a team is desirable


We are an equal opportunity employer offering flexible working arrangements, competitive salaries, additional superannuation, a large suite of benefits including paid parental leave, financial planning and superannuation advice, income protection and life insurance and a range of wellbeing programs. We offer a non-corporate, inclusive, friendly and collaborative environment where all voices are heard.


We believe storytelling has the power to change Australian culture and value diversity and inclusion, both in the books that we publish and the people we hire to help us make this happen. We encourage candidates from all different backgrounds to apply.

We’re looking for someone to start as soon as possible. If you feel you have the required aptitude and experience and you’re inspired to work on a diverse and growing list as part of a dynamic and friendly team, please submit your CV with a cover letter here.


Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.