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18 September 2021

Bookspeed: Excel and Data Analyst - Sales Support


Status: Full-time, permanent

Salary: £19,000 + DOE

Location: Edinburgh (temporarily remote)


Bookspeed is an imaginative, energetic, and very customer-focused place to work. Everything we do is geared to our customers' success because we can only thrive if they do.

We are a book wholesaler and gift distributor. Our customers come in all shapes and sizes, from big multiple retailers to small owner-run businesses, from quirky gift shops to grand castles and country houses. Our mission is to make it easy for each of them to buy a range of products that is appropriate to their offer and that really contributes to the colour, style, and themes of their store. But, most importantly, a range that sells!

We've been doing this for over 30 years and we're good at it because we love doing it.


The Position

For the past four years, Bookspeed achieved growth has averaged over 15% per year with the business currently seeing revenues of around £12m. The Board has plans to continue the Company's growth trajectory with ambitious growth plans. One of the key factors in this growth is our ability to accommodate our customers' requirements through our understanding of their business needs. By approaching these needs thoughtfully and creatively, our Sales Team delivers an excellent customer experience. The Sales Team are supported by a team of Sales Support staff and this support is a critical contribution to the success of the company. Sales Support staff are responsible for ensuring that administrative, reporting, and data provision tasks are completed swiftly and accurately.


The Role

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Excel and data analysis
  • Sales support
  • Trade show preparations
  • Information management
  • General administrative duties


The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and advanced knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications
  • Have an excellent phone manner and get on well with people
  • Have an understanding that not all customer needs are clear-cut and be willing to take flexible approaches when required
  • Handle data according to GDPR guidelines
  • Be well organised and have the ability to prioritise workloads in busy periods
  • Be able to work both individually and collaboratively - contributing and sharing ideas as a team
  • Be adaptable to the changing nature of the business and relish new challenges
  • Be willing to undertake any other reasonable duties required by the company

Advanced knowledge and previous experience in a similar role is essential, in addition to having an eagerness to learn new skills, embrace change and enjoy success.

Terms and Conditions

Bookspeed is an equal opportunities employer. Company Rules, Health and Safety information and a Contract of Employment are issued at the start of employment. Full-time staff receive 30 days holiday per year, pro-rata for part-time staff.

This position is full time, 37.5 hours per week. We operate Monday to Friday; from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Full-time staff have two paid breaks of 15 minutes each and an unpaid break of 30 minutes at lunch-time.

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