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Sales Operations Assistant 

Sales Operations Assistant 

Salary: £28,750 per annum.

Faber is a leading independent literary publisher, committed to the world’s most dynamic and significant voices. The current list spans Nobel laureates, bestselling fiction, award-winning non-fiction, poetry, film, classical music and drama. We publish a diverse range of contemporary authors such as Anna Burns, Kazuo Ishiguro, Clare Keegan and Sally Rooney and have an unrivalled archival backlist featuring T. S. Eliot, William Golding, Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath. Faber is also a supplier of sales and distribution services to independent publishers and has a market-leading creative writing school.

The Sales department is looking to recruit a Sales Operations Assistant on a 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.

This role involves all aspects of sales support, across all publishers represented by the Faber sales department 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 third party publishers; monitoring logistics across 4 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 organisational and interpersonal skills, a good eye for detail and strong numeracy skills. Previous publishing experience is not essential. Good working knowledge of Google mail, Excel and Word is essential.

This is a full-time, permanent position reporting to the Sales Operations Manager, to ideally start from July 2024. The job is on a hybrid basis, and requires a minimum of two days per week to be based in our London office.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to quoting reference BS.

The closing date is Monday 10th June 2024.

Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Hatton Garden (London) and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

  • Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
  • Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
  • Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work vouchers
  • Subsidised eye tests
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Access to online GP and advisory services
  • Cash plan for healthcare costs

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 Operations Assistant 

Faber and Faber, London
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Sales
Salary description: 
£28,750 per annum.

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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 third party publishers, monitoring logistics across 4 warehouses.