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Account Development Manager

About the role

Our corporate sales team, part of the academic division, generate global sales for a wide variety of print and online services to healthcare and other companies. We are seeking an Account Development Manager to join our team to be responsible for new business development for custom content (supplements and local editions) and journal rights sales to pharma and related businesses.

This is a fast-paced and energetic environment and we are looking for someone who can grow our existing business globally. The role involves both selling direct to clients and via local publishers and agents all over the world with an element of project management involved post sale.

You will be managing relationships with existing clients as well as pro-actively seeking out new ones, but the focus is very much on taking the reins for new business development. Daily activities will involve utilizing a CRM database to manage a pipeline of customers and prospects, emailing and phoning clients and prospects, actively researching new prospects, liaising with colleagues in editorial and production teams and travelling internationally to business meetings such as the Frankfurt Bookfair.

About you

We are looking for a candidate with the dynamism to approach clients with creative solutions and effectively close sales. You will need to be exceptionally proactive and have the drive to succeed; you will enjoy working in sales and be motivated to achieve targets.

It is a complex market so your ability to quickly develop product knowledge is key, as is building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You must also have strong organisational and project management skills and the ability to nurture clients throughout the sales cycle. 

Please note there is a requirement for international travel a few times a year


We care about work/life balance here at OUP; with this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), and a 35-hour working week, along with the flexibility to start and finish late or early as required. The environment you work in and your wellbeing is really important so we also have a wide range of facilities including: a canteen that serves a wide variety of healthy and delicious meals, a subsidized onsite gym and subsidized coffee shops. Amongst further benefits, our pension contribution is up to 11%.


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We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
  • Division:
    Global Academic
  • Department:
    Journals Commercial Sales
  • Closing Date:
    22 October 2019
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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