Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pratham Books is Hiring!

We're hiring!

Pratham Books is looking for young, enterprising , sharp-eyed people to join our team. If your profile matches the requirements listed below, and if you have a liking for children's books, please apply with your resume.


1. ASSISTANT BRAND MANAGER
Location : Bangalore

Pratham Books is looking for a young dynamic advertising / communications professional.

You love to find simple solutions to complicated marketing problems. You glow with pride when you talk about the brands you have helped build and shape. You get excited when you create an interesting emailer.

You've been working in the communications field for about 2 years now but somewhere deep inside you are wondering whether there is more to your profession than the next new brand of tea or the newest shirt brand. You hope to use your skills to build a brand that impacts not just lifestyles but lives of India’s children. If yes, then Pratham Books is looking for you in the avatar of Assistant Brand Manager.

Oh and did we say that if you do join us you will be working with one of India's largest children's book publisher, who has reached over 12 million children with an aim to see, “A book in every child's hand”. So if you are game to take up the challenge of making Pratham Books reach out to millions of little children email us your resume to purvi@prathambooks.org with one jhakaas idea on how you think we can achieve this.

To know more about what we do, visit www.prathambooks.org and blog.prathambooks.org

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2. CUSTOMER CARE EXECUTIVES
Location: Bangalore

Job Purpose:
To assist the field force as a backend support, built up and update database of service clients and do phone/ e-mail follow ups for sales leads received.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Handling customer queries and follow up on all types of calls received by prospects.
2. Maintaining good relationships with new and existing customers
3. Should be able to give detailed information on product and services offered.
4. Maintain and update customer profiles of new and old key accounts.
5. Send out samples/proposals for possible sales and their follow ups.
6. Assist as a backend support to field staff in terms of coordination of pre- sales call and post sales call needs for the region given.
7. Follow up on outstanding debtors through periodic reminders through mails or phones.
8. Walk-in sales billing

Key Competencies

Interpersonal Skills:

1. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
2. Ability to work well on own initiative, innovative and entrepreneurial.
3. Excellent problem solving skills.
4. Highly organized.

General Knowledge and Technical Skills:

1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. PC literate, particularly all MS Office packages.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Graduate degree preferably with 2 years experience is desirable.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to himanshu@prathambooks.org with 'Customer Care Executive' in the subject line of the email.

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3. MULTI STATE COORDINATOR
Location: Pune

Department: Sales

Job Purpose:
Based within Pratham Books to deliver all sales & marketing related initiatives, numbers & revenues pertaining to multiple states in your region.

Key Responsibilities:
1. Research and exploit new channel sales partnerships with Schools, Institutions, Distributor etc.; develop sales initiatives, assign and deliver sales targets for each account.
2. Actively present and sell front list and backlist titles to key accounts.
3. Prepare sales quotations, necessary follow-up and close sales, collect orders from customers and work with Sales Head, Customer Service and Credit Control to ensure that customer orders, returns and credit notes are processed promptly and accurately.
4. Devise sales plans and make sales kits to promote key titles, best-seller lists, subject specific lists.
5. Identify key supplementary reading/library market in rural/urban Schools
6. Coordinate for any pilot projects in the state for the purpose of sales or research.
7. Work with the State Education bodies to identify sales opportunities under various government run educational enhancement programs.
8. Maintain and update customer profile sheets/ history and follow up on credit sales for the region. Any other sales and marketing initiative to realize revenue objectives
9. Establishing client relationship with the Principals and Coordinators of the schools in order to promote the reading programs amongst children.
10. Catering to complaints/grievances of schools, Distributors or Institutions

Key Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills:

1. Candidate must have a customer and sales focus.
2. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
3. Ability to work well on own and should have initiative, be innovative and entrepreneurial.
4. Excellent problem solving skills.
5. Highly organized.

General Knowledge and Technical Skills:

1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
2. PC literate, particularly all MS Office packages.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of the publishing industry and bookselling trade, particularly in the text.
2. Applicants must demonstrate entrepreneurship and innovation as this position entails ownership and accountability in delivering revenue targets.
3. Applicants must demonstrate strategic planning, financial analysis abilities.
4. Graduate degree preferably with marketing / sales management and 5 years experience is desirable.
5. Candidates should be open to travel across the state for business purposes.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to himanshu@prathambooks.org with 'Multi State Coordinator' in the subject line of the email.

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4. PRODUCTION MANAGER
Location: Bangalore / Delhi

1. In depth knowledge of offset , Laser, screen printing and other information such as GSM, Paper
2. Should manage all kinds of production from books to catalogues and other stationery material
3. Ensure smooth coordination between editorial/design/layout/production departments
4. Maintaining the printing timelines with respect to specified jobs
5. Would be responsible for P&L for the production
6. Should be able to do in house estimations and costing for print orders
7. Follow for all jobs related to pre press/post press and up to dispatch work
8. Ensures for quality printing at best price

Key Competencies:

Interpersonal Skills:

1. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
2. Ability to work well on own initiative, innovative and entrepreneurial
3. Excellent problem solving skills
4. Highly organized

General Knowledge and Technical Skills:

1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
2. PC literate, particularly all MS Office packages

Required Education and Experience:

1. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of the publishing industry
2. Post Graduate degree preferably with publishing and 5 years experience is desirable

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume to himanshu@prathambooks.org with 'Production Manager' in the subject line of the email.

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5. EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Job Description:

Pratham Books is a multi-lingual publisher of children's books. The position involves reading and review of new manuscripts, keeping in touch and coordinating with authors, translators, reviewers, designers and illustrators, working with the design team, proofing copy at the layout and print stage, writing copy for blurbs, catalogues and promotional events.

Requirements:

* Degree in Literature/Journalism/Mass Communication/Media /Language (English/Kannada/Tamil/Telugu)
* Excellent Communication skills in English and any other Indian Language
* Sharp eyes to check copy
* Ability to think of new editing ideas
* Ability to write copy for blurbs, catalogues
* Ability to multi-task and be a team player
* Ability to maintain and document day-to-day editorial assignments
* Basic computer skills: MS Office, Windows
* Passion for social change and being a change maker

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and sample of work to info@prathambooks.org with 'Editorial Assistant' in the subject line of the email.

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6. GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ LAYOUT ARTIST

Job Description:
Pratham Books is a multi-lingual publisher of books for children. Our books are translated into several Indian languages. The job involves book design, page layout, and preparing illustrations for page layout, creating promotional posters, catalogues and other creative products, in English and many other languages.

Requirements:
* At least three years experience in a similar capacity in a printing, publishing or media house.
* Expertise in Indesign creative suite, CorelDraw, MS Office, Windows
* Good eye for fonts, colours
* Ability to work quickly and accurately on design files
* Ability to be a team player
* DTP skills in any language other than English will be an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please send your resume and sample of work to info@prathambooks.org with 'Graphic Designer/Layout Artist' in the subject line of the email.

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