Administrative Assistant

Sourcebooks, Inc. - Naperville, IL (30+ days ago)


Sourcebooks is a fast-growing entrepreneurial company seeking impact players and difference makers. We create books that transcend categories and defy odds, and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. We are home to enthusiastic book-loving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways. Story by story, book by book, we have touched over 100 million lives. Join us as we change 100 million more. We are currently seeking an ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT to join our Sales Team.

The ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT is responsible for supporting the Executive Director of Sales with all aspects of their responsibility including:

Independently preparing materials for upcoming national accounts sales calls including presentation documents, power point presentations, database population, samples, and sales materials
Managing customer data imports and distribution for analysis
Documenting retail promotions and tracking performance of sales on a variety of promotional plans
Tracking order status and identify missing incomplete orders
Assisting in monitoring inventory levels on key products on behalf of the assigned customers and alerting sales and manufacturing leadership of potential challenges
Coordinating with the order processing team to insure compliance on delivery schedule of high-priority titles
A liaison between the Executive Director of Sales and the marketing and product development departments with respect to materials needed for presentations and account activities
We’re looking for a high-energy and dynamic support professional with:

3-5 years of sales support experience required; experience in publishing, national accounts, and/or consumer goods strongly preferred
Exceptional strength in attention to detail and accuracy coupled with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where time management, deadline compliance, and follow-through are crucial
Intermediate proficiency in Excel and proficiency in Power Point is required
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem-solving abilities and the aptitude to work independently to manage workload
We are looking for you to help us grow, and we will help you grow in your career as well. There is huge opportunity to continue to expand your skills and impact, and achieve really big things. This is a new role on our growing team and there’s no limit to what you can create.