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Sales Administrator

We have been a leading figure in publishing for more than 500 years. We have always been a forward-looking organization, maximizing the technology for the day, but the digital revolution is bringing enormous change, fast. That same spirit of adventure and entrepreneurialism is critical to our future success. In a fast changing publishing landscape, OUP welcomes the inquisitive, the inventive, and the ambitious; people who challenge the conventional, and pioneer the possible.

About the Role

Working within a supportive, friendly team this role provides you with the opportunity to gain an oversight of different departments; marketing, editorial and sales. You’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the higher education sales team. Key responsibilities include:

  • providing administrative support for the Head of Sales and a team of three Sales Managers
  • providing regular reports, sales analysis and general administrative support to UK, Europe and Middle East sales managers
  • running the Higher Education custom and special bulk purchase promotions processes
  • the tracking and transfer of Higher Education stock levels
  • processing ebook statements and usage reports
  • learning and becoming a systems key user and providing support & training for internal teams

We are currently thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working. We expect this role to require 2 days per week in our Oxford office. We would also consider this position on a 4 day per week basis for the right candidate.

About You

Your enthusiasm to learn the role and dedication to becoming a key, supportive member of the team is the most important element. You will also need to have need to demonstrate –

  • experience of using Excel (training will be provided for the right candidate)
  • excellent organisation skills and ability to juggle a busy and varied workload
  • being comfortable with using data and working with systems
  • strong communication skills with the ability to maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • awareness and interest in overseas cultures
  • previous administration experience.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
  • Department:
    Sales Key Accounts
  • Closing Date:
    7 July 2022
  • Salary:
    Up to £22,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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