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Sales Executive, Dublin in Dublin at HARPERCOLLINS

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

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Job Description

HarperCollins is one of the UK's foremost, diverse and innovative multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction, to block-busting thrillers and from fantasy literature to children's literature and enduring classics. We also publish a great selection of non-fiction titles, including history, celebrity memoirs, biographies, popular science, dictionaries, maps, reference titles and education books, and our digital business is thriving. With nearly 200 years of history, we publish some of the world's foremost authors, from Nobel prize-winners to worldwide bestsellers. In addition, we also publish the works of Agatha Christie, JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

Our HarperCollins Ireland team are looking for a Sales Executive to join them. This is an excellent position in our Irish office, providing support for the Key Account Director within the sales team. The role will require an extremely high level of organisation and initiative, as well as an ability to rapidly acquire a high level of competency on company systems and confident use of Microsoft Office applications. Most of all we're looking for personable, bright individual!

The role offers a clear career path into account management. It's a real opportunity for gaining an unmatched insight into the book market, the Irish retail landscape, and the workings of an extremely successful publishing house. The position involves customer-facing opportunities, as well as being an important internal role.


  • Support the Irish Key Accounts Director
  • Distribute advance samples / proofs to retailers
  • Generate sales reports
  • Create internal and external quarterly presentations
  • Be the key communicator to the divisions on market performance
  • Create and organise 4/6 monthly customer presentations (in PowerPoint or other formats)
  • Answer customer queries quickly and effectively
  • Keep effective records of all orders and deals
  • Process customer orders in a clear and timely manner
  • Assist with author signings
  • Raise any required marketing PO's
  • Generate monthly order forms and sales kits
  • Sell to specialist's accounts and booksellers etc
  • Reserve stock for customers
  • Cover accounts for other team members where necessary

Key Skills/Experience

  • Admin experience
  • Experience of utilising Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbally
  • Professional, reliable, able to work quickly under pressure and use own initiative
  • Effective team player
  • Confident
  • Persuasive
  • Keen to progress
  • Interest in sales

We're based on the first floor of The Watermarque Building which we share with our News Ireland colleagues in Dublin 4.

Please apply via the link below with your CV, cover letter and salary expectations. Early applications may be prioritised.

Please note: We consider all applicants based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is made.

Overview of HarperCollins

Our mission at HarperCollins is to harness the power of great publishing and to amplify it through world class marketing, global strength, and relentless innovation. We are all working towards the same goal, and we do it guided by what matters most to us. The culture at HarperCollins is defined by our six values, which inform our everyday actions and the way we behave. From Finance to Editorial, our values shape the way we work.

PUTTING OUR AUTHORS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING. Their success is our first concern.

WORKING TOGETHER. Sharing responsibility, helping colleagues, listening well, embracing difference, and enjoying what we do.

LEARNING & ADAPTING. Taking smart risks, learning from experience without blame and being both curious and willing to change.

LOOKING OUT AS WELL AS IN. Understanding the consumer, the marketplace and the competitive environment.

LEADING NOT FOLLOWING. Staying ahead, looking to the future, being bold and always aiming to be the best.

INTEGRITY IN ALL WE DO. Timely, open and honest communication, being fair, principled and respectful.


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