Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Comic News: DH Comic Retail Manager Interviews at SDCC!

We're accepting resumes and conducting interviews for the Comic Retail Manager position at SDCC. If you are planning on attending San Diego Comic Con International, please include the dates and times you are available in your cover letter.

Dark Horse Comics is currently seeking a motivated, creative and organized self-starter for the position of Comic Retail Manager in our marketing department. We are the largest licensed/creator owned comic book publisher in the world. In addition to comics, graphic novels and prose books, we have a full line of pop-culture products.

Position Objective
*To increase overall visibility and sales of Dark Horse products in the Direct/Comic Market by working in conjunction with Diamond Comics Distributor to service retailers in the worldwide market.

Primary Responsibilities
* Develop and implement strategic plans to increase sales of frontline releases through promotions and marketing programs.
* Develop and implement comprehensive backlist programs to control catalog inventory, while maintaining market equilibrium with respect to product value.
* Maintain regular and ongoing communication with the direct market retail community and distribution partners.
* Maintain positive customer service for the direct market retail community by responding to questions, inquires, and requests in a timely and supportive manner.

Associate Responsibilities
* Coordinate the development of collateral and the creation of programs by partnering with editors, creators, creative and production.
* Researches market trends with respect to pricing, sales velocity and inventory to facilitate recommendations and track program performance.
* Stay abreast of changes in the market and distribution environment to best serve the objectives of the organization and adjusts plans accordingly.
* Pursue and complete special projects as required.

* Supervision of two customer service/sales associates.

* Must have familiarity with the direct market and multi-tiered distribution.
* Must have experience with product management, from inception and costing, through to sales and inventory control.
* Significant experience with licensed products and branding preferred.
* Must be capable in MS Excel/Word and have familiarity with HTML coding.
* Must be organized, personable and articulate.
* Must be able to work within various levels of an organization.

For qualified and interested candidates, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements (a must) to:

Email:, Attn. VP of Sales & Marketing.
Or Fax to: 503-654-9440, Attn.: VP of Sales and Marketing.
Or Mail to: Dark Horse Comics, Inc., Attn. VP of Sales & Marketing,
10956 SE Main Street Milwaukie, OR 97222.


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