Igloo Books Group comprises of Igloo Books and Autumn Publishing and is the UK’s leading children’s mass-market publisher, with group sales of £38m. Igloo Books is part of Bonnier Publishing, the UK’s fastest-growing major publisher with divisions in Australia, the US and France.
As part of an ambitious growth programme, led by Bonnier Publishing, Igloo Books aims to be the biggest mass-market publisher in the world, within three years.
We’re looking for a creative, dynamic and entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to take Igloo Books through its 3 year plan.
Chief Executive Officer / BONNIER PUBLISHING
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Bonus + Benefits
Posted08 Mar 2016
Closes08 Apr 2016
IndustryMarketing & PR,Communications, Digital Marketing, Market research,Media, Creative, Digital Media,Market research, Publishing
Job Level: Senior Executive
Hours: Full Time
Listing Type: Job vacancy
The CEO of the Igloo Books Group has overall accountability for the performance and strategy of Igloo Books, Autumn Publishing plus expansion and growth plans.
Based in the idyllic Northamptonshire countryside, you’ll be working with a dedicated and passionate team of 140, publishing approximately 1,500, titles a year, in 37 languages, across 57 countries, including licensing partnerships with DreamWorks, Fisher Price and JCB.
You’ll be responsible for leading a strategic three-year plan for Igloo Books Group, increasing the value through the execution of a business strategy that will strengthen all key aspects of the company, including direct and indirect customer bases, e-commerce, market positioning, products, international expansion, external partnerships, skills development and collaboration with other Bonnier Publishing and other divisions within the group.
As CEO you will be the driving force in the formation and development of a creative, innovative and market-focused publishing programme and you’ll lead staff in key business development opportunities.
As Chief Executive Officer, you will have a proven track-record in the formation and development of creative and innovative mass-market products, either in publishing, media or FMCG.
As a leader, you are creative, innovative and entrepreneurial with the ability to see the “bigger picture”. You’re not afraid to think differently and challenge “the way things are done”.
You’re a smart communicator with the ability to influence and engage people at all levels. You’re also a natural mentor and take pride in developing those around you.
You’re positive, passionate and energetic with strong commercial acumen and experience in driving strategic partnerships with major international brands.
To apply for this CEO role please send your CV via email to Clara Buckingham, Group HR Director via the button below. Full details of the job role profile will also be provided on request.