1573 Sales Manager, MNHS Press

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JOB TITLE: Sales Manager
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: History Center – 345 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102
SALARY: $4,223.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (approximately 2,088 annual hours) position.
BENEFITS: Eligible to participate in the State Employee Group Insurance Program and a retirement program with employer contribution. Generous vacation and sick time accruals with additional paid holidays.
CLASSIFICATION: 11L Professional
HIRING MANAGER: Marketing & Publicity Manager
POSTING DATE: March 24, 2022
DEADLINE DATE: April 14, 2022

TO APPLY: Interested applicants must apply online at the Minnesota Historical Society’s career center at www.mnhs.org/jobs and include a resume and cover letter by the application deadline date.

DESCRIPTION: This position exists to lead the design, implementation, and advancement of the MNHS Press sales program.

SUMMARY OF WORK: 1) Lead sales strategies and activities for all MNHS Press titles; 2) Place and
track sales orders for direct-fulfillment purchases; 3) Oversee title metadata and title information
databases; 4) Analyze and forecast sales; 5) Oversee exhibits at trade shows and conferences; 6) Serve
as the primary contact for distribution vendors; and 7) Assist with inventory management.

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
● Three years sales or retail experience.
● Experience with audience identification, pricing, sales forecasting, and sales analysis.
● Knowledge of current publishing industry practices and trends.
● Demonstrated ability to plan programs, set and meet deadlines, and work within a budget.
● Demonstrated ability to communicate orally, including sales presentations, and in writing, including printed pieces and online content.
● Facility with social media.
● Facility with data and databases.
● Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
● Interest and/or experience in book publishing.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
● Demonstrated ability to think imaginatively and problem solve.
● Demonstrated positive customer service skills.
● Demonstrated ability to multitask, work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently and take individual initiative while also being able to collaborate effectively and contribute positively in a team environment.
● Strong detail orientation with the ability to synthesize and organize complex information and  maintain/upgrade systems and processes.
● Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
● Ability and willingness to travel.
● Valid driver’s license.

● Knowledge of current publishing industry practices and trends.
● Experience with business-to-business and direct-to-consumer book and ebook sales.
● Experience selling to national retail accounts.
● Knowledge of selling scholarly and general interest publications of regional and national scope.
● Working knowledge of Access or Filemaker or similar databases.
● Copywriting experience.
● Experience with personnel management, including experience providing work direction to volunteers and interns.
● Access to a car for sales calls and exhibit set-up.

Should you have questions with the application process, email humanresources@mnhs.org.

At MNHS, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our products and services, and our community. The Minnesota Historical Society believes that an inclusive culture among our team members is critical to our success as a historical society and museum, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The Minnesota Historical Society is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.mnhs.org.