Special Sales Associate, Academic

New York
Aug 05, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
Ms. Erin Pia
Full Time
Cambridge University Press, a leader in academic publishing, seeks a Special Sales Associate to join our Academic Sales & Marketing team. The ideal candidate will be positive and enthusiastic in his/her approach to work in a collegial environment. The Special Sales Associate will maintain existing non-traditional and business-to-business sales accounts and will develop new special sales opportunities, while also supporting the retail and wholesale accounts.

Key Duties:

• Develop special sales process sales that do not fall into traditional retail/wholesale channels, including but not limited to B2B, author orders, event orders, association orders and (for Bibles) sales to ministries and large churches or diocese.
• Track ongoing sales and prospect for new sales; enter leads and closed business into Salesforce.
• Support Sales Department: coordinate and maintain seasonal databases; help organize seasonal sales conferences; enter all invoices and claims for cooperative advertising charges into SAP.
• Support Manager as needed in organizing meetings and representing him when there are meeting conflicts.


• 1-2 years working in an office, publishing or sales environment, or internship required; 2 years of experience within an academic publishing environment preferred.
• Experience with MS and Adobe programs, i.e., Word, Excel, and Filemaker.
• Excellent prioritization, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written) required.
• Previous publishing or bookstore experiences a plus.