Job Title: Account Manager
Location: Richmond office
Are you the type who loves learning and sharing about the hottest new books and games? Want to work with an amazing and diverse group of publishers? Does the idea of working in a showroom surrounded by books, stationery, and puzzles sound like a dream? If this piques your interest, we would love to hear from you!
Ampersand Inc. is an award-winning Canadian sales agency, representing the coolest books, stationery, puzzles, gifts & games coast to coast across a number of different publishers & gift lines. We work with some of the best Canadian indie publishers, as well as a wide array of US & UK publishers. We are currently looking for an Account Manager to join our team, based out of the Richmond, BC office for a 14-month maternity leave contract position.
Ampersand Account Managers are responsible for selling our clients’ lists and serve as the liaison between clients and accounts. We are the face of our clients to the customer and serve as advocates for our customers to our clients. We make sure the right products get sold to the right accounts and make it as easy as possible for them to stock and sell our clients’ products. Account managers are aware of the business climate in their territories and are always searching out new account possibilities.
The successful applicant will have experience in the world of books (as a bookseller, an account manager, or in another publishing or book related position), and will work closely with an account list of book and gift stores to sell in new titles and support sales strategies. Reporting to and meeting with client publishers is also an important aspect of this position; we meet with our publishers twice a year digitally, once per year in person, and interact frequently via phone and email.
This position requires an organized, self-directed, and detail-oriented person, who is excited to sit down with buyers and talk books, sales strategies, and more! Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Teams, Word, etc) comfortably is necessary. This position will work out of our Richmond BC office Tuesday through Thursday, with Monday and Friday available as either work-from-home or office days. As this position does involve travelling to meet with accounts throughout BC, a car and valid drivers license are required. Ampersand also requires that employees have an up-to-date COVID vaccination, in order to facilitate travel and in person meetings.
Ampersand Inc is an equal opportunity employer, which means we will not discriminate against any individual based on race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, colour, national origin, gender identity/expression, mental or physical ability, age, economic background, or family status. We encourage members of any marginalized group to self‐identify if they are comfortable doing so. This policy applies to all aspects of employment at Ampersand, including recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, and separation.
Our office is on the ground floor and further accessibility requirements can be accommodated. We are committed to accommodating disabilities of any kind and are happy to discuss tools and options for applicants who have a disability to make the process of applying at and working with Ampersand as comfortable as possible.
We believe that the best teams reflect diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staff, and are committed to inclusive hiring.
The salary range for this position is $45,000-$48,000 plus a monthly car allowance, bonus plan, paid benefits, and three weeks vacation prorated over the term of the contract (plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s when our offices are closed).
Please e-mail resumes with references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application is October 1st. www.ampersandinc.ca