Digital Sales Executive (12 Month Fixed Term)

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Group Sales
  • Salary: 12-month Fixed Term, £25,000
  • Location: London
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 25th Jan 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

HarperCollins are hiring a position in a dynamic sector of publishing, providing support to the Digital Sales team. 

The Digital Sales Executive will require an extremely high level of organisation and initiative, as well as an ability to quickly get up to speed on company systems with confident use of Microsoft Office applications. Candidates will need a good working knowledge of Excel. We’re looking for personable, bright individual who can use their own initiative. A problem solver with an aptitude for analysing large sets of data and ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations.     

The role offers solid experience assisting the team selling to major UK and global digital retailers.  It’s a real opportunity to gain an insight into the digital publishing landscape, online retail, and the workings of publishing divisions across all genres.   

Key Accountabilities

Data and Analysis

  • Prepare lists of titles to feature in key retailer promotional programmes ensuring optimum performance across the catalogue

  • Interrogate sales reporting, identifying trends and creating contextualised reports on sales promotions.

  • Manage the global properties schedule ensuring backlist activity across all the HC companies is aligned and communicated

  • Develop a strong working knowledge of the HarperCollins global catalogue, understanding seasonal patterns and commercial opportunities

  • Work closely with the insight and analytics departments to ensure strategic alignment.

Digital Sales

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Digital Sales Team

  • Support the Digital Sales team in selling to all key digital retailers, across eBooks and digital audio

  • Support Sales Managers and Directors for learning and best practice.

  • Create and maintain quarterly promotion overviews, relaying updates to the Digital Sales team

  • Liaise effectively with publishing divisions and sales teams

  • Coordinate general office administration across the department ensuring the smooth management of information and resources.

  • Collate the weekly digital sales report, working closely with other members of the team to identify key points of interest for communication.

Skills & Experience

  • Admin experience

  • Experience of utilising advanced Excel

  • Knowledge of PowerPoint and Word

  • Experience assisting a busy team

  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbally

  • Professional, reliable, able to work quickly under pressure and use own initiative

  • Effective time management

  • Very organised

  • Excellent attention to detail

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at Kally.simmonds@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

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