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Sales Support Assistant, Octopus

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

Octopus Publishing Group is an award-winning, non-fiction publisher producing titles on a wide range of subjects including food and wine, health and wellbeing, gardening and popular science.

The group comprises of several imprints including Conran Octopus, Hamlyn, Mitchell Beazley, Aster, Philip’s, Spruce, Ilex, Miller’s, Cassell, Kyle Books, Summersdale, Pyramid, Endeavour and Monoray who all seek to produce the very best books in non-fiction publishing. 

What you’ll be doing

You will be required to work closely with the Head of Operations, and our dedicated sales team ensuring that all of our customers, retailers and booksellers are provided with the best service, whilst creating strong long term relationships.  This UK Sales Assistant plays a key role to ensure the smooth-running of the team and you’ll be providing essential administrative support to the UK Sales team.  Typical tasks include preparing materials for customer presentations and liaising with customers to process orders, returns and other general enquiries, as well as updating key spreadsheets, and ensuring our internal systems are up-to-date. 

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to assist the Operations team, and to offer administrative support. Candidates should be organised and methodical, with good communication and numerical skills as well as proven attention to detail. Candidates would need to be computer literate in Excel and PowerPoint, and experience of Biblio and Vista systems would be an advantage but is not essential

What we offer

This role is based in our London office on Victoria Embankment, as part of an experienced team in a dynamic working environment and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The role allows the candidate to work within all aspects of the publishing process, liaising with editorial, production, design and finance.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, and champion flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.


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