CBS Corporation Sales Assistant in New York, New York

Sales Assistant

REF#: 29342

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.


T The specialty retail assistant is an integral part of our sales team, coordinating with customers, our Riverside and Parsippany offices, sales reps, SCC, distribution clients, and the work center to keep orders flowing. He or she will work with three national account sales reps on such specialty retail accounts as Urban Outfitters, TJMaxx, Pottery Barn Kids, Spencer Gifts, Books Are Fun, Scholastic Book Fairs, Cost Plus World Market, Buy Buy Baby, and Diamond Comic Distributors. The assistant is responsible for retrieving orders from (and communicating information through) various customer portals; processing work orders on a daily basis for a large number of accounts; coordinating orders and information with the warehouse and work center; assisting in gathering materials for presentations and disseminating samples to the sales reps; making sure that vendor invoices are routed to Parsippany; and maintaining tracking grids for publisher approvals and pending projects.


This is an entry-level position. Strong organization skills, clear communication, and attention to detail are a must. The candidate must be able to work with different deadlines and manage time well. Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced sales environment. Must be comfortable with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and will be trained in internal systems.


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