We’re seeking a sales administrator!

Feb 26, 2024
Page Two is hiring a bookkeeper

Page Two seeks a highly motivated, analytical, detail-oriented, and customer-services focused administrator

Company overview

Page Two is an independent publisher specializing in non-fiction books by entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, and organizations. We are 10 years old and over those years have grown to a world-class team of twenty people whose authors include some of the world’s foremost thought leaders. We are a dynamic company with a commitment to excellence in publishing and author services, and a passion for innovation. Our close-knit team finds creative ways of staying connected with one other and with our authors – both online and in person. We work hard, we laugh a lot, and we believe in the transformative power of books. 

What we stand for

Care: Treat people with empathy and compassion.

Curiosity: Embrace a spirit of inquiry and seek a deeper understanding.

Creativity: Think beyond limits. 

Excellence: Do superb work that surpasses expectations. 

Integrity: Be reliable, accountable, and transparent.

Partnership: Exchange mutual expertise to uplift one another.

You can read more about us at www.pagetwo.com.

 

The role

Page Two is seeking a Sales Administrator, on a temporary, 40-hour-per-week parental leave replacement contract, to provide administrative and sales support to our Sales team. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with a keen eye for detail and a love for books. The ideal candidate will combine strong analytical skills with a customer service focus. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is highly detail-oriented and driven, who loves to interpret and analyze data, and is eager to learn more about book sales and publishing. 

Responsibilities

The duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Running daily/weekly/monthly sales reports and conducting marketplace and competitive analysis as needed, including navigating multiple internal and external systems to track sales and orders.
  • Preparing and managing timeline and materials for sales presentations, including online catalogue collections, and creating sales powerpoint presentations and lists.
  • Managing and updating the metadata for books, including uploading metadata to retailers, partners, and distributors; overseeing seasonal metadata deadlines and ensuring quality control.
  • Processing direct sales, including overseeing shipments and issuing invoices and monitoring the shipments and payments to ensure timely completion.
  • Creating biweekly inventory reports for internal review, and conducting an annual audit of excess inventory.
  • Coordinating assets (catalogues, headshots, videos, reading material, and covers etc) for our sales and distribution partners, and managing communication.
  • Generating purchase orders and inbound shipping notifications.
  • Coordinating and tracking requests, agreements, offers, and marketing updates with our translation partner.
  • Performing general administrative duties for the department and department head, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, and other projects as needed.

This position reports to the Sales Director.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • 4-year university degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong interest in sales and publishing
  • Superb analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, hands on, enthusiastic individual with exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • High attention to detail in a deadline-driven environment, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize, a must
  • Strong computer skills; intermediate to advanced Excel skills, proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
  • Experience with Booknet, Sales Data, Catalist and Bookscan an asset
  • Works well in a hybrid in-person and remote team environment
  • Proficiency working with digital workflows and content management systems (e.g. Google Workspace, Smartsheet (or other time-management applications), and Biblio)

 

What we offer

Compensation based on a $47,000-to-$50,000-a-year salary, paid semi-monthly.

Benefits:

  • Group health/dental/insurance benefits program with spouse and dependant coverage
  • 10 days paid vacation to start, moving to 15 days after two years of employment
  • 6 paid sick days per year
  • 4 paid flex/discretionary days per year
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A commission on any project you bring to Page Two

 

Start date

This position will start as soon as possible and end on December 13, 2024

Location

Page Two offers a hybrid work-from-home and in-office environment. Our team lives and works primarily in Vancouver and Toronto, and we’re seeking a candidate who lives in (or close to) one of those cities for the purpose of in-person collaboration with colleagues and authors. Our head office is in Vancouver, and we have a co-working membership at a central location in downtown Toronto.

 

How to apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pagetwo.com by March 18, 2024. Please put SALES in the subject line.

 

Page Two’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Page Two believes the diversity of experiences, ideas, identities, and organizations in our community and the publishing industry makes us stronger. We know that book publishing has traditionally excluded and continues to exclude people from marginalized communities. We are dedicated to being a publisher that respects, champions, and amplifies the work of marginalized and underrepresented people. 

 

Page Two sits on the unceded, traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are committed to the decolonization of our publishing practices and to reconciliation with all Indigenous Peoples in Canada. 

 

We understand that being a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive company requires constant learning and improvement, and are committed to this crucial, lifelong work.