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Sales assistant

Sales assistant

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 16/05/2022
Business Development / Sales / Rights / Legal
Fixed term contract
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Salary: £24,000


Are you interested to learn how we sell our books into non trade retailers?

We’re looking for a sales assistant to join our Adult Non-Trade Sales team on an fixed-term contract for six months. The team looks after sales into around 1,000 non-traditional retailers. Our key accounts include The Works; Urban Outfitters; Moonpig; ALDI; Neon Sheep; TK Maxx; and many more. We also think creatively to seek out partnership opportunities for our books, working with many different companies from Gucci to Greggs!



  • Reporting into the sales manager, your main responsibilities will include managing sales for some authors and events and working closely with the customer services team to ensure our delivery requirements are met
  • You will assist on a number of key Non-Trade accounts and support the team by preparing for and following up with sales presentations
  • You will process small orders, fulfil customer documentation requests and assist with research for new customer contacts, so having an eye-for-detail and being diligent are key skills for this role
  • The team you’ll be joining works across the eight Adult Penguin Random House publishing houses and you will help to identify titles from each that are suitable for key Non Trade accounts
  • This role requires you to liaise with many other teams across the company including Production, Inventory, Editorial, Royalties and Contracts. This means you’ll need to communicate confidently and balance multiple priorities effectively

Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and a can-do attitude
  • You should also have a solid understanding and experience of using Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint and Excel
  • You don’t need to have prior publishing experience, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about our sales team and company to be successful within this role


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.


Years of experience

    Salary range

    • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

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