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Sales Assistant/Coordinator - Mass Merchandise - Target Adult Sales

Penguin Random House is currently seeking an Assistant/Coordinator to join the Mass Merchandise Adult Sales team.  Specifically, this role would support the National Accounts team managing our Adult title lists at Target and its vendor, Readerlink.  Reporting to the Sales Director, this person will be responsible for supporting the Director and Sales Managers, sales tracking, trend analysis, prep for key meetings, and planning of thematic and seasonal promotions Target.  


Specific responsibilities include:


  • Maintaining, tracking, and analyzing sales data and running daily/weekly/monthly sales reports.
  • Identifying and reporting on marketplace trends.
  • Managing orders, sales reports, inventory and marketing content.
  • Collaborating with the Sales Managers on thematic and seasonal account promotions.
  • Creating and maintaining set-up forms and title spreadsheets.
  • Working and collaborating cross-departmentally with the wider Mass Merch team.
  • Assisting with the preparation for sell-in appointments by running reports, gathering and organizing materials, and updating item set-up files.
  • Communicating with the Adult publishing divisions.
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations for account previews and attending account meetings.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience to be considered at the Coordinator level
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects at a time
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Interest in book publishing and sales a plus
  • Prior experience in retail, bookselling, and/or office environments a plus


Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at
Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York, NY 

Postal Code: 11434 

Job ID: 184963

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

New York, NY, NY, US, 11434

Nearest Major Market: Queens
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Publishing Sales, Merchandising, Medical, Sales Support, Sales, Retail, Healthcare

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