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Sales and Marketing Supervisor, UM Press

The University of Manitoba
4.2 out of 5
The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB
$49,322.00–$64,464.40 a year - Full-time


The University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB

Full job description

At the University of Manitoba our strength lies in our community — individuals who are driven by curiosity and work together to shape a better world.

Our commitment to discovery encompasses everything we do; from the education we offer students to the workplace we offer employees. Experience top benefits, world-class facilities and a community that inspires one another to carve their own path.

Recognized as one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for nine consecutive years and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, UM is ready to help you take the next step in your career!

The opportunity:

The Marketing and Sales Supervisor has the key responsibility for ensuring that Press meets its ongoing book sales and revenue goals, and that its marketing and sales activities are undertaken on budget and on schedule. This role is responsible for developing the Press's overall sales and marketing strategies, and for planning, organizing, and overseeing all of the Press's sales and marketing activities to ensure that the Press's books reach the largest possible national and international readership.

The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:

· Undergraduate degree in a related discipline required (humanities or social sciences).

· A degree in a field connected to the areas in which the Press publishes (e.g. Native studies, Canadian history, English) would be an asset.

· A minimum of two years of experience in book publishing or a related field, with extensive experience in book sales and marketing, is required.

· Experience with Google Analytics, Onix, website maintenance, and e-books would be an asset.

· An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

· Knowledge and experience in book marketing practices is essential.

· Superior interpersonal skills, the ability to work with others, exercising diplomacy and tact at all times, is essential.

· Organization and problem-solving skills are essential.

· A thorough knowledge of the basic features of the Canadian book market, and of book marketing and promotion techniques is essential.

· Proficiency in the use of a computer (preferably Macintosh) required.

· Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, spreadsheet, and database programs is required.

· Must have the capacity to make independent decisions that will have an immediate and critical impact on the Press's finances.

· Must be able to take responsibility and manage all stages of book marketing and sales, to manage freelancers, to make decisions and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of people (authors, sales reps, customers, co-workers).

· Must be able to work independently as a key part of the Press's publishing team which considers all aspects of publishing (editorial, design, production, marketing, and sales) in order to reach the Press's editorial and financial goals.

· Must be able to work under tight deadlines for book marketing, sales, and publicity.

· Satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.

Why the University of Manitoba?

Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:

· Comprehensive group benefits and pension plan

· Employee and Family Assistance Program

· A full spectrum of professional development opportunities

Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s recruitment site, UM Careers where you will find the full job specification:

Closing Date: November 14, 2021

Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and “The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $49,322.00-$64,464.40 per year