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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

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Higher Education Sales Rep London
ELT Sales Rep
Operations Stock Planning Controller

Sales and Editorial Representative
Higher Education Division

Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales and Editorial Representative in the Higher Education Division. The position will be based in London, Ontario.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and all its surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

With over a decade of continuous growth in the Canadian Higher Education market, OUP has situated itself as one of the fastest growing Higher Education publishers in Canada.  As a global publisher, OUP is committed to looking beyond traditional publishing to develop new ways to support our customers.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically focusing time and effort on key sales opportunities to grow the assigned territory with a focus on new business development.  Sales representatives should feel comfortable with cold-calling and prospecting, and thrive in independent, fast-moving work environments.  They should be able to prioritize effectively in order to meet and surpass set sales targets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing existing customer base by researching new opportunities and following up on leads generated by head office
  • Daily visits to university and college campuses, meeting with professors to discuss their specific course needs and match those to OUP products
  • Effectively manage daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks, including weekly sales reports and expense reports
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries, matching potential business opportunities to campus visits
  • Successfully implementing specific marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Strategic planning to develop and secure new business opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with faculty members, department staff, and bookstore personnel
  • Sourcing possible author candidates, and sending market information to the acquisitions group
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management in team settings

The successful candidate will possess a valid Ontario driver's license and a university degree. Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills are essential. Overnight travel is required. Previous sales and/or publishing experience may be considered an asset, but is not necessary. A minimum 1 year of experience in a professional workplace is required.

The successful candidate will receive outstanding sales and organizational training plus ongoing managerial support.

At OUP, we're committed to hiring, rewarding, and retaining the best people. Being a member of our team entitles you to a generous compensation plan (salary + incentive based bonus), comprehensive benefits program, and company car. OUP is committed to helping employees grow personally and professionally through various learning development initiatives. OUP employees are provided with on-going training, mentorship and professional education opportunities.

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter by 3 October 2014 to:

Human Resources Manager
human.resoures.ca@oup.com

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.  It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


English Language Teaching Sales Representative
ELT

The English Language Teaching division of Oxford University Press Canada has an opening for a highly organized and dynamic individual to assume the position of Sales Representative.  The position can be based in either Calgary or Edmonton. 

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest and second oldest university press in the world. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. A department of the University of Oxford, the Press is not a company and it pays no dividend. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and its entire surplus is devoted to the furtherance of scholarship, education, and research through transfers to the wider University.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategically focusing time and efforts on key sales opportunities to grow the assigned territory.  The sales representative should thrive in an independent, fast-moving work environment. He or she should be able to prioritize effectively in order to meet and surpass set sales targets.

Specific duties include:

  • Meeting with existing customers to ensure continued loyalty and satisfaction with OUP products
  • Growing existing customer base by researching new opportunities and following up on leads
  • Visiting customers and prospects daily to discuss their specific course needs and match those needs to OUP products
  • Effectively managing daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks, including weekly sales reports and expense reports
  • Successfully planning daily, weekly, and monthly itineraries, matching potential business opportunities to school visits
  • Successfully implementing specific marketing campaigns to increase sales opportunities
  • Implementing strategic planning to develop and secure new business opportunities
  • Sourcing possible author candidates, and sending market information to the acquisitions group
  • Collaboratively working with colleagues and management in team settings
  • Attending and leading workshops at local displays and conferences
  • Effectively managing daily and weekly paperwork and administrative tasks
  • Developing strong relationships with customers and authors

The successful candidate will possess a university degree and a valid driver’s licence.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, and time management skills are essential. A second language and previous ESL and/or sales experience will be considered an asset.

Oxford University Press offers a competitive salary, company car, and bonus designed to reward performance. Overnight travel is required.

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter by 19 September 2014 to:

Human Resources Manager
human.resoures.ca@oup.com

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.  It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.


Stock Planning Controller
Operations Division

Oxford University Press is looking to add a Stock Planning Controller to its Stock Planning team. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to work for a global, forward-thinking publishing company with the goal to further Oxford University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. The Stock Planning Controller executes the continuation of life of Canadian, US, and UK titles through demand planning of both import and domestic titles, and the manufacturing of domestic titles within OUP quality and scheduling standards. As well, the Stock Planning Controller will be involved directly in the setup and maintenance of new auto-replenishment and print-on-demand programs within the coming year. This position will be based in our Toronto, ON office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a workload of approximately 300 domestic reprints from estimation through bound book, ensuring books/projects attain Manufacturing department standards.
  • Manage title programs to cover the 4,000+ live titles, including 300 domestic reprint decisions; 400 status decisions and 1000+ import decisions order or status decisions.
  • Ensure timely availability of stock in order to maintain fill rate, inventory levels and backorder targets without exceeding stock charge targets.
  • Make/review decisions on domestic reprint and import reorder quantities based on historical data, sales trends, unit cost, inventory levels and projected margins.
  • Create and analyze reports in the SAP BW system and proprietary stock planning system, and utilize these reports to perform analysis for making planning improvement recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot problems with editors, prepress suppliers and printers to monitor printing schedules and resolve issues.
  • Identify ways and processes that work toward fostering an environment of constant improvement in service level standards.
  • Keep all stakeholders informed through effective communication of any changes to schedules, manufacturing workflow, or manufacturing specifications/costs.
  • Ensure files are uploaded to OUP’s content repository.
  • Be an active participant in relevant projects

Desired Skills and Experience

  • University degree preferable.
  • Two to three years professional work experience within a book manufacturing/production/stock planning environment.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, and demand planning strategies.
  • Understanding of financial profitability reporting.
  • Good aptitude for learning, very good organizational skills and effective decision-making and prioritizing skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a team-based environment, as well as to work independently with minimum supervision and have a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and schedule work effectively and efficiently, juggling multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, with periodic crunches for deadlines, staying focused and calm under pressure.
  • Proven ability to liaise with suppliers to ensure quality, process and schedule are adhered to.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written, in order to communicate effectively with in-house teams as well as domestic and overseas vendors.
  • Experience with computers, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • SAP knowledge a plus.

Interested applicants should forward their résumé and cover letter by 17 October 2014 to:

Human Resources Manager
human.resoures.ca@oup.com

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.  It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.