Sales Assistant, National Specialty
Chronicle Books has an opening for a Sales Assistant who will provide efficient day-to-day administrative and project support to Account Managers and members of our Sales department. The Sales Assistant will manage competing deadlines, they will re-focus quickly when the situation demands it, and they will provide overall exceptional task support.
The job will involve routing account purchase orders, liaising with contacts at key accounts, assisting in sales call preparation, providing support for our trade sales conferences, and supporting the Specialty team by researching new leads and contacts. The Sales Assistant will also update records in Salesforce, coordinate sales materials, compile and transmit title information and image files, and distribute weekly sales analysis using various data portals.
Candidates will need effective written and verbal communication skills, an ability to prioritize and multi-task, and the capacity to work independently and collaboratively. Advanced Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word skills are strongly preferred, and prior experience with Salesforce.com is also a plus. A minimum of 1 year of previous work experience is preferred as is customer service and/or retail experience. Strong candidates have a deep passion for books and publishing and a desire to work in a high-performing, collaborative, team environment.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "Sales Assistant, Specialty" in the subject line. While this is currently a mostly remote position, the expectation is that this San Francisco-based role will eventually move back in-house when it is safe to do so.
We are committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. If you’re excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we still encourage you to apply.