Associate Manager, Specialty Sales

Book Publishing
G0300160 Requisition #


Manage multiple commissioned sales representative groups and grow sales and placement of Scholastic Trade books and Klutz products within the specialty retail channel throughout the country, including but not limited to gift shops, toy stores, clothing boutiques, hardware stores, art supply stores, etc.


  • 50% of time: Manage commissioned sales representative groups, which includes sales rep training on Scholastic and Klutz list; building strong relationships with sales reps and accounts; creating and monitoring sales goals; interviewing and assisting with the hiring of new reps.
  • 10% of time: Directly manage and sell Scholastic and Klutz list to key Specialty in-house accounts.
  • 5% of time: Create and distribute weekly/monthly/quarterly sales analysis reports, email marketing blasts, and promotions.
  • 15% of time: Attend high volume trade shows and act at the point person for showroom layout and setup.
  • 5% of time: Actively research and pursue new business opportunities.
  • 5% of time: Entering forecasting estimates in POET
  • 5% of time: Escalate and resolve account and sales representative issues
  • 5% of time: Prepare, monitor, and distribute bi-annual Trade specialty catalog with assistance from Marketing and Design.
  • Provide catalog/item feedback for Klutz specialty catalog.



Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


Bachelor degree
• 3-5 years prior sales experience
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Highly organized with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
• Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to travel as needed
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.

Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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