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National Accounts Manager, Special Markets or Assistant Manager, Special Markets
posted: Jan. 24, 2023
Offered by:
Little Bee Books
$60k - $85k, commensurate with experience
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus
Full Time
New York, NY
Little Bee Books is currently recruiting for an experienced, results-driven, and organized National Accounts Manager, Special Markets or Assistant Manager, Special Markets to join our team! This role is responsible for building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with special markets buyers while increasing sales, collaborating with the head of sales on developing growth strategies, and regularly reporting on progress. Our ideal candidate will be an experienced, results-driven, and successful sales professional who will provide expertise and management for sales primarily across specialty retail and wholesale channels and to a lesser extent within the premium and corporate sales markets.

Main Responsibilities:
• Managing and growing existing accounts across specialty retail, specialty wholesale, premium, and corporate channels in the US and Canada.
• Growing the overall specialty account base by pursuing new business opportunities and adding new accounts within North America to achieve financial targets.
• Working closely with the head of sales on growth strategies and regularly reporting on progress.
• Developing new sales opportunities and leading project management for titles in all imprints through custom, proprietary, and premium sales.
• Building P&L statements to inform business decisions and achieve maximum margin.
• Overseeing order management and fulfillment with Little Bee Books’ distribution partner.
• Curating and pitching account appropriate title lists for customers.
• Creating and delivering regular account presentations and handling day-to-day account business.
• Providing consistent, persistent, and progressive follow-up on new business.
• Keeping apprised of trends in children’s publishing.
• Learning and regularly utilizing Little Bee Books’ internal systems for asset management, title data, and sales reporting.
• Participating in interdepartmental acquisitions meetings and providing perspective to the direction of overall publishing.
• Collaborating internally with multiple departments to help execute sales and influence future title acquisitions.
• Managing sales goals and sales operation budgets.

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
• 3+ years special markets sales experience.
• Children’s publishing sales experience strongly preferred.
• Proven record of new business development and revenue growth.
• Solid foundation of key buying contacts.
• An entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to self-start and enthusiastically pursue growth.
• A friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service-oriented manner.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
• Detail oriented with excellent follow through and a positive attitude.
• Ability to work independently, decisively, and productively with minimum supervision.
• Up to 20% travel required.

Hours of Work, Location, Salary, and Benefits:
• Full-time
• Tuesdays and Thursdays are in-office and the rest of the week can be worked remotely or in-office
• Competitive salary
• Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Employer Match, Life Insurance, PTO
• Travel required
About Our  
Little Bee Books is looking for a National Accounts Manager, Special Markets or Assistant Manager, Special Markets for all imprints including Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket. We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees of all ages. Little Bee Books offers an inspired selection of board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, middle grade fiction, graphic novels, and more. Our goal is simple – make great books and have fun doing it. A role at Little Bee Books is an opportunity to be a part of something unique!

About Little Bee Books: Little Bee Books, the company’s eponymous imprint, is dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun children’s books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit

About BuzzPop: BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, creates media and licensing books designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as Meredith Foster and Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information, please visit

About Yellow Jacket: Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books, publishes middle grade and young adult series and standalone titles for ages 8 and up, covering an array of genres including humor, historical fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age stories, graphic novels, and much more. For more information, please visit

Little Bee Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, alienage, disability, age or perceived age, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, and benefits.
HR/Office Manager
598 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10012
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