Assistant Manager, Sales Support Contract (12 Months)

HarperCollins Publishers (Toronto ON, Canada) 22 days ago
Remote Friendly Sales And Marketing North America Contract

Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULC

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Sales Support

Department: Retail Sales

Reporting To: Vice President, Sales

Status: Contract (12 Months)

Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)

Job Summary:

Reporting to the VP, Sales, the Assistant Manager, Sales Support position will be a key member of the Retail Sales team. In this role, you will support the HarperCollins and Harlequin sales teams (Adult, Children, Canada, Open Market, Special Sales) in maximizing revenue through the exploitation of company publishing product in various accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the flow of communications between the Harlequin publishing teams and Harper/Harlequin Sales (US and Canada). Maintains workback schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Manages production and dissemination of materials for all meetings with Sales teams, including sales figures, title information and field activity. There are four (4) large meetings per season, and bi-weekly meetings with various sales teams.
  • Coordinates the galley program for all sales teams, both managing quantities, planning and executing targeted mailings, and ensuring Sales has the books they need to sell in.
  • Manages the flow of manuscripts to Sales for all Harlequin imprints.
  • Maintains a central meeting calendar that captures Sales events on the HUBB.
  • Generates model titles for all imprints seasonally (3x/yr) for all imprints and formats for sales projections.


Specific training or job experience required includes:

  • Marketing, Business Administration or Commerce Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a sales, analysis, or publishing environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), with the ability to build presentation decks, schedule meetings, and managed Excel databases


Competencies and skills required to perform this job include:

  • Strong time management, organizational and planning skills.
  • Exceptional internal relationship management capabilities.
  • Positive and passionate, with the ability to take initiative, and prioritize multiple projects under tight timelines.
  • Results oriented with strong eye to detail.

What's in It For You?

  • The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
  • Remote work, flexible start/stop times
  • Vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
  • Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
  • Virtual author events and access to discounted books
  • Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin

Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.

External applicants are asked to apply on our website (

HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to

equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance.

We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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