Sales Support Manager

Posted: 1/25/2013 | Expires: 2/24/2013

Location: NEW YORK
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Operations, Sales
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description:

About our company
Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts count themselves among Springer's authors, including a large number of Nobel prize winners. Around 5,500 people are employed by the Springer Group worldwide.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Your tasks
The Sales Support Manager will manage and develop a team of Account Specialists as well as continuously update the workflows of their department so that they are aligned with the ever changing demands of the Library Sales team. Specific responsibilities include:

?Manage, mentor and develop Account Specialists.
?Evolve the department from 100% transactional work to a team that provides more value to the customer sales experience with the primary goal of becoming the premier Sales Support team in the STM industry.
?Simplify workflows in the Sales Support Department while working closely together with our technical team to systematize those processes in SAP.
?Represent Sales Support department in company initiatives.
?Negotiate and create license clauses that fit customer specific needs as well as the overall changing licensing needs of our customer base.
?Work with our Helpdesk on the development of simple and customer-friendly processes.
?Document and communicate all department policies and updates.
?Work with customers via telephone/email/in-person/etc. on a daily basis.
?Travel as required.
?Develop and produce metrics geared toward monitoring and improving the performance of the department.
?Report requested details to VP, Library Sales as well as others on an as-needed basis.
?Ensure that all established policies are understood and followed.
?Think creatively and work with an entrepreneurial as well as team-focused attitude.
?Any additional ad hoc duties as required by your manager.

Our requirements
?Bachelor?s degree with min. of 2 years experience, preferably work in the library sector.
?Strong computer skills in databases, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required.
?Exceptional organizational/project management skills.
?Experience with or aptitude for analyzing business processes and developing and implementing simple alternatives.
?Strong ability to collaborate with colleagues from international offices and across interdepartmental departments.
?Desire to overachieve.
?Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to hold a group?s attention.
?Proven ability to manage & develop others.

Please apply using our online application system.

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Springer Science+Business Media, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Springer Nature is an ambitious and dynamic organisation that is home to some of the best known names in research, educational and professional publishing. We are always looking for great people who care about delivering quality to our customers.

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