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Sales Assistant

Oxford University Press Published: August 29, 2019
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Oxford University Press has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales Assistant for the E/LT and School Division. This is a contract position ending June 2020.

The successful candidate will be responsible for generating new leads for the ELT/School Sales Reps and will act as the first point of contact for customer inquiries.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and its entire surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Contacting Kindergarten- Grade 12 Schools to generate leads for Sales Consultants and grow existing customer base
  • Providing sales and administrative support to Sales Consultants
  • Responding to all queries from School and ELT customers including product information, conflict resolution, and sales assistance
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries to prioritize time effectively
  • Entering examination copies into Salesforce as necessary
  • Assisting with submissions for School board tenders as needed
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management to increase teamwork
  • Acting as a point of contact for agency partners

Specific qualifications include:

  • Detail-orientated with strong customer service ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills
  • 1-2 year experience in a professional work environment is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft Suite
  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to: SR. Human Resources Coordinator

Email: OUPCanada.HumanResources@oup.com

Oxford University Press welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.