HarperCollins Publishers

  • Sales Assistant

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 11:18 AM)
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    Job Title: Sales Assistant
    Department: Sales
    Reporting To: Sales Data Supervisor
    Location: 22 Adelaide St West, Toronto

    Position Summary:

    The Sales Assistant, reporting to the Sales Data Supervisor, will work closely with our sales projection system, create and maintain online catalogues, and provide support for the Sales team.


    Major Accountabilities:
    Sales Projection System

    • SPS projections: add new titles, update account projections and overall title projections; follow up with sales reps as needed
    • Perform weekly SPS inventory audits
    • Review large order reports and wholesaler projections/revisions


    • Build seasonal Edelweiss catalogues and launch catalogues
    • Audit images and bibliographic data as needed
    • E-galley upload and management
    • Generate change memo updates for all title divisions
    • Create printed catalogues for sales reps


    • Create CA affidavits based on US affidavit list
    • Collect affidavits from all participating retailers, and send early ship affidavits

    Print & Goals

    • Create HCC Launch Grid and Print and Goals grids
    • Host goals meeting with sales team and update grids as needed

    Print Pricing

    • Audit ITPE pricing for new print titles

    Order Forms

    • Create and maintain seasonal sales rep order forms


    • Add and maintain accounts
    • Provide marketing meeting notes
    • Generate Booknet-specific weekly sales reports
    • Assist with troubleshooting, perform bibliographic data updates 

    Vendor Data

    • Maintain POS Daily grid
    • Build titles in back end of vendor systems as needed
    • Process NCR requests
    • Perform data and price audits and troubleshooting

    Supervise Sales Intern Tasks


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • 1 - 3 years of experience in publishing
    • Post-secondary education in a related field
    • Publishing Program Certificate would be an asset
    • Knowledge of Canadian publishing industry
    • Attention to detail
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
    • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a love of books 
    • Able to multi-task, determine priorities, and remain cool under pressure 
    • Must have excellent phone and computer skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed
    • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through

    HarperCollins Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    HarperCollins Canada is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.



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