What you’ll be doing

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the HUK Sales team at Octopus as their Head of Sales – Mono Publishing.

Working alongside the Head of Sales – Colour Publishing and reporting to the Group Sales Director, you will be responsible for maximising sales and profitability, delivering budgets, and managing key relationships both internally and externally. You will work across the Octopus list with a focus on our mono publishing including narrative non-fiction, fiction and gift. The successful candidate will have relevant experience of selling both to the high street and international markets, managing budgets, and working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders. 

Who we are looking for

You will be an analytical, commercially driven self-starter who works well within a team.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Octopus Publishing Group – Start a new chapter

At Octopus we publish books for everyone. We love to enlighten, nourish, entertain and most of all inspire readers and listeners everywhere.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the HUK Sales team at Octopus as their Head of Sales – Mono Publishing.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org


£46,000 – £55,000, dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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