Job Opening: Director of Acquisitions

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a Director of Acquisitions. The director of acquisitions position is responsible for finding and scheduling book and gift products as well as product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets.
This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Seek out and finalize ongoing acquisitions to fill production schedule for book and gift products.
  • Develop and manage acquisitions team.
  • Direct sales forecasting objectives on types of acquisitions and set performance goals accordingly.
  • Direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control acquisition programs.
  • Represent company at trade associations and conferences as well as with potential creators.
  • Meet with key creators, assisting acquisitions team members with maintaining relationships and negotiating and signing contracts.
  • Coordinate liaison between acquisitions team and the sales department.
  • Assist the sales department in finding new business channels and strategic relationships.
  • Develop and recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Monitor competitor products to stay ahead in the marketplace.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Direct product research and development.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of related experience with progressive management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sales, Business Administration, or other related field required
  • Business Acumen
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with a priority of accuracy
  • Good organizational skills with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks with speed and accuracy
  • Customer/Client focus
  • Leadership and presentation skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Strategic Thinking and Technical Capacity
  • Independent learner who can grasp new skills and procedures quickly with minimal direction

This is a full-time exempt position, and hours of work and days are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Longer hours are needed from time to time as tasks require. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. Pay range starts at $55,000 DOE. Health and dental insurance is available for full time employees. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Bryce Mortimer at brycemortimer@cedarfort.com with “Director of Acquisitions Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.