HarperCollins Publishers

Sales and Marketing Executive, Ireland

Join HarperCollins Publishers as they are looking for a Sales and Marketing Executive, Ireland

Introduction to the role

This is an excellent position in our Irish office, providing support for the Key Account Director within the sales team.  The role will require an extremely high level of organisation and initiative, as well as an ability to rapidly acquire a high level of competency on company systems and confident use of Microsoft Office applications.  Most of all we’re looking for personable, bright individual!

The role offers a clear career path into account management.  It’s a real opportunity for gaining an unmatched insight into the book market, the Irish retail landscape, and the workings of an extremely successful publishing house.  The position involves customer-facing opportunities, as well as being an important internal role. 

 Core responsibilities:

HarperCollins Ireland

  • Support the Irish Key Accounts Director. 

  • Liaise with PR and Editorial on divisional matters

  • Distribute advance samples / proofs to retailers

  • Generate Territory sales reports

  • Create internal and external quarterly presentations

  • Liaise with Distribution Centre to manage new business and small accounts

  • Be the key communicator to the divisions on market performance


  • Create and organise 4/6 monthly customer presentations (in PowerPoint or other formats) and one off customer presentations so that customers are proactively and efficiently sold to e.g. for Eason / Argosy / Dubray Books / Newspread etc

  • Answer customer queries quickly and effectively

  • Keep effective records of all orders and deals so the business is able to review its customers and address issues rapidly

  • Process customer orders in a clear and timely manner, liaising with Glasgow distribution, credit control and customer services to ensure the effective distribution of orders so that invoices may be raised and books despatched in the business’ best interests

  • Order samples

  • Assist with author signings

  • Raise any required marketing PO’s

  • Generate order forms


  • Sell to specialists, Smyths Toys, selected Dubray Stores, Callistoy etc

  • Reserve stock for customers

  • Cover accounts for other team members where necessary

Experience required:

  • Sales experience

  • Strong commercial awareness

  • Experience of utilising Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both written and verbally

  • Professional, reliable, able to work under pressure and use own initiative

  • Effective team player


  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office)

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books