Bookshop Sales & Marketing Executive

Published by Jobstanzania on 12:28:00 pm

Vacant posts exist in an innovative readership promotion facility and literary space in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Applicants that wish to be considered must first and foremost be avid reader and/or persons who appreciates literature and literary discourse; with excellent sales, marketing and people skills. Knowledge and exposure to the book trade, marketing of intellectual and cultural products and a track record of quantifiable achievements in past endeavors will be given special consideration.

Job Vacancy: Bookshop Sales & Marketing Executive (tenable in January, 2016)


  • Create, lead and motivate a slim sales team to meet set sales targets(incl. expanding a customer base and maintain a high level of customer service, organizing and managing day-to-day bookshop routine-- daily sales, maintaining an attractive and accessible shop flow design, managing stocks and sales accounts, sourcing books locally and internationally).
  • Develop and implement creative sales strategies(incl.mapping customer needs, creating new markets, retain existing customers, developing special packages e.g. book exhibitions & book events, family days and children’s corner).
  • Maintain and foster business relationships with book suppliers and book chain practitioners(incl.developing special/customized readership cum book sales packages to educational, literary and cultural organizations and networks—and for their clientele).
  • Initiate and execute PR &marketing initiatives so as to drive and create awareness of Bookshop stock and Soma Book Café Brands(incl. designing and implementing book promotion packages—e.g. book clubs and membership packages, online marketing, regular compilation and disseminating customer info packages, etc.).
  • Build a programmatic team and create inter-departmental synergy (incl. smooth relations with co-workers, participation in planning and appraisal meetings, sharing tasks and lending a joint advertising, sales and PR packages-- exhibitions, events, theme days, database management & sharing, etc.).


  • A College education in business communication related fields with interest in sales and marketing of books and allied intellectual and cultural products.
  • At least 2 years working experience in sales/marketing environments.
  • A reader, book lover, creative, innovative and performance oriented.
  • Competitive, self-driven with strong human relation skills.
  • A team player, able to work under pressure with high level of integrity.

Negotiable, according to qualifications and experience.

How To Apply:

*If you meet the required criteria for any of the posts, send us a copy of your personal profile (CV) and a motivational letter/mail addressed to:

P. O. Box 4460
Dar Es Salaam;

or somabookcafe@yahoo.com 

Telling us why you and how you will add value to the organization).



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