Project Manager - Sales
The Proprietary Sales division seeks an Associate Project Manager/ Project Manager to run the operations of a fast-paced, exciting publishing and sales department. This position is responsible for leading the design, production, and tracking of 25-30 special-print book projects per year. This position provides hands-on experience in all sales, editorial, design, production, and manufacturing activities involved in custom-print book publishing. The Associate Project Manager/Project Manager will have a chance to learn all aspects of the book publishing industry and work across all divisions across Random House's adult imprints.
_Lead the planning, budgeting, scheduling, and coordination of new projects, revisions, and reprints, from the initial deal through bound book stage and product release.
_Coordinate sales logistics from pitch to sale, including the creation of presentations and processing orders and assist the department head in day-to-day duties.
_Work with a variety of internal departments (Legal, Contracts, Rights) as well as hire and direct freelancers to ensure that projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and handled thoroughly and accurately.
_Manage and direct team in the day-to-day duties of project management, editing copy, providing design feedback, working with freelancers and vendors, corresponding with Publishers, and other duties as required.
_Coordinate the flow of information in-house to ensure that Publishing, Sales, Production, and Billing departments are provided with timely information.
_Develop efficient workflow processes and procedures within the editorial, design, production, and manufacturing departments. Manage systems to track project progress and proactively identify problems and issues that need to be resolved.
_Establish and maintain strategic and collaborative relationships with internal staff and external vendors.
_Hold team meetings with various stakeholders to obtain information required for planning new projects and tracking existing projects.
_Minimum of 3 years of prior publishing experience; managing editorial and/or design experience is a plus
_Prior project management experience
_Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
_Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with others
_Excellent organizational and time management skills
_Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
_Highly proactive with strong problem solving skills
_Proven ability to drive results and accountability in a cross functional and fast paced environment
_Experience with Business Objects, SAP, and Adobe InDesign is a plus
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