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Requisition Number 18-0579
Post Date 12/27/2018
Title Sales Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC
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Position Description:

The National Accounts Assistant – Children’s will provide general support and assistance to three Managers. This includes the gathering and assembling of sales materials for sales appointments, communicating with MPS and accounts on operational issues, and creating sales reports for use by the sales department and the publishers.

Major Responsibilities:

• Sales reports – gathering sales data from accounts and distributing that data internally. Reports are done on a weekly basis, as well as on a daily basis for key titles.
• Sales kits – assembling the material each Manager needs for their monthly or bi-monthly appointments, as well as communicating with the publisher when material is needed.
• Sales presentations – creating a PowerPoint presentation of key titles each season for use by the National Accounts Managers.
• Operational issues – placing key orders with MPS and tracking their shipments for accounts.
• Miscellaneous projects – assisting the National Accounts Managers with a variety of projects which arise throughout the season.


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong multitasking skills in a fast paced environment
• Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work independently
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Great attention to detail
• Microsoft Office programs

Experience Needed:

• One year of publishing experience a plus

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s Degree

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