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Sales Assistant – Faber & Faber

Faber is a leading independent literary publisher, recent winner of the Trade Publisher of the Year and Publisher of the Year. Our sales department is looking to recruit a Sales Assistant on a permanent full-time basis.

The successful candidate will be required to work as part of the busy sales team in support of Faber and the Independent Alliance in both the UK and Export markets.

This role involves all aspects of sales support for both UK and Export sales, across all publishers represented by the Faber sales dept and across various distribution warehouses.   The role holder will liaise closely with the account managers to ensure that all customer needs are met.  Responsibilities will include preparing sales figures and sales packs; distributing and coordinating information and materials; monitoring and processing orders; responding to ad hoc queries and requests; preparing for meetings and following up on action points; monitoring the critical path; running regular sales reports; liaising closely with 3rd party publishers; monitoring logistics across 3 warehouses. The successful candidate will also provide general administrative support across the department for Faber and the Independent Alliance publishers. 

We are looking for a book lover with proven administration skills, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, a good eye for detail and strong numeracy skills. Good working knowledge of Google mail, Excel and Word are essential. 

This is a full-time position to start from August 2019 and will report to the Head of Sales Operations.

If interested please send a CV and covering letter to  

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit. 

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Sales Assistant – Faber & Faber

Faber and Faber, London
Full-time, Permanent
Account Manager, Administration, Assistant, Business, Sales, Business Development, Admin & PA