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Sales & Marketing Administrator, Collins Learning in London at HARPERCOLLINS

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich heritage we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products across various sectors. Our publishing for schools continues to deliver up-to-date and engaging student resources and exceptional teacher support to help schools tackle new initiatives and utilise the latest technology. We produce resources for UK and International curricula to support teachers and pupils at school and outside the classroom environment.

Collins Learning is looking for a Sales & Marketing Administrator to join their Schools Sales and Marketing team. They will give timely logistical and administrative support to the sales team so they can maximise their effectiveness in the field. The role also assists the marketing team with marketing, events and administrative duties.


  • General and personal administrative support to the Sales Managers and Sales & Marketing Director.
  • Main in-house contact for the sales team, troubleshooting and liaising across departments to resolve any issues and queries promptly and effectively, especially any IT issues and product queries.
  • Preparing all administrative aspects of inductions for new reps, including sourcing all IT equipment and car stock, organising travel and accommodation and arranging training sessions with Publishers and Marketing as relevant.
  • Maintaining systems
  • Providing key reports and analysis for the sales & marketing team
  • Event management, of sales meetings and the annual sales conference, managing all administrative aspects from sourcing venues to co-ordinating the production of sales packs
  • Logistical and administrative support for external events, working with the Events Manager and the marketing team, including booking venues, organising delivery of materials, designing exhibition materials, manning exhibition stands, liaising with sales to communicate and follow up leads and opportunities

Key Skills/Experience

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong IT skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to go extra mile
  • Maintain positive and enthusiastic approach even when under pressure
  • Personable
  • Proactive
  • Results-oriented
  • Team player
  • Enthusiastic

We're based in the News Building which we share with our News UK and Dow Jones colleagues in the newly-established London Bridge Quarter, opposite the famous Borough Market. Our new open-plan office has amazing views across London, and includes a variety of break-out areas to aid inspiration and a collaborative approach, a multi-media suite, and a fabulous canteen floor and book shop.

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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