Library Sales Representative

  • Salary:
    Competitive + Benefits
  • Location:
    New York
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  • Closing Date:
    2 February 2021
Library Sales Representative

About the role:

We are looking for a results-driven, detail-oriented individual to fill the role of Library Sales Representative, overseeing partnerships with academic institutions in the Midwestern United States. The position is full-time, with up to 30% travel when we are safely able to do so again. We are a growing group responsible for selling digital books and journals to academic institutions across the Americas. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to broaden their experience in academic publishing and sales.

Digital product sales requires an increasingly balanced approach, combining data-driven techniques with strong communication, listening, and relationship-building skills. Our ideal candidate is a quick learner, personable, adaptable, and a self-starter; comfortable both with team work and working independently. Also vital to the role are strong organizational skills, tenacity, and the ability to proactively problem solve and seek solutions.

Cambridge's Library Sales team supports a diverse market of academic institutions within the Americas and strive to grow our customer base over the coming years. We are a lean but passionate group, with a strong sense of work-life balance and humor, primarily based in the NYC area. Our team has been working remotely since the onset of the pandemic, so for the time being this position would be remote. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds/experiences, who possess the qualities described here. 

We are prioritizing NYC-area based candidates, but will consider strong candidates based remotely / in the Midwest.


About you:

  • You are a diverse thinker with diverse interests – and are interested in sales and scholarly publishing


  • You are organized and results-driven, able to build, grow, and convert a strong sales pipeline


  • You have a proven record of results-oriented work


  • You're at ease in front of internal and external customers


  • You're comfortable working with new systems, processes, and programs including client relationship management systems (Salesforce or similar) and Excel


  • You're a responsive and proactive communicator and problem solver – with a strong sense of customer service


  • You can work independently, as well as within a group


Why Cambridge University Press?


At Cambridge University Press, we celebrate diversity of thought and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.  We believe that a culture of empowerment and diversity is vital to our continued innovation and success.  We are a proud equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employees, interns, or applicants for employment.


We have over 2,500 talented employees across 50 international offices uniting all our publishing groups. We're one of the world's most respected publishers, driven by the purpose of unlocking people's potential with the best learning and research solutions.


We need determined individuals to help make this happen. We work in global teams, tackle the big issues, raise education standards, and deliver innovative solutions to learners and researchers.


Here at Cambridge University Press, we are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that empowers you to succeed in your personal and professional goals. As such, we offer a robust employee benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, company paid life insurance, paid Maternity and Paternity leave, disability insurance, commuter benefits, and much more!


Your health and wellbeing is paramount to us here at the Press, and we place our best effort towards promoting an effective work-life balance for our staff. This is why we are proud to offer a generous Paid Time Off policy starting at 25 days per year, an employee assistance program to help see you through difficult life events, along with other health and wellness incentives, including gym membership reimbursements.


You'll also be able to take advantage of our industry leading 403(b) Retirement Plan options, offering up to a 10% employer contribution on your behalf.


In an effort to develop our talent, and ensure you are meeting your personal career goals, we here at the Press are avid supporters of continued education, as well as offering several training opportunities throughout the year and online resources for our staff.


Complimentary to these programs, our work environment is equally enticing, as we are housed in a beautiful newly renovated open office setting, centrally located near several transit hubs in the Wall Street section of Manhattan.

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Topher Payne

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