Sales Coordinator

Join a growing sales team at one of San Diego’s Top Workplaces! This is a fantastic entry-level sales opportunity for someone interested in joining an entrepreneurial company.

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Sales Coordinator manages customers within a geographical territory to meet or exceed sales goals of our core textbooks and online learning systems. This person provides administrative support to sales reps; researches and qualifies data-driven sales leads; enters manual orders as needed; monitors emails and phone calls from all customers—including students, bookstores, and professors who are interested in adopting our textbooks—often serving as the first point of contact; troubleshoots and resolves issues; and ensures customer satisfaction that is consistent with corporate policy.


45% Inside Sales

  • Responsible for growing own territory and meeting sales goals
  • Monitor email and phone calls from customer leads through marketing campaigns or other company-sponsored initiatives
  • Follow up with existing customers about re-orders, new editions, etc.
  • Research leads from other sources and feed to sales reps and acquisitions team

30% Sales Support

  • Provide administrative support to sales specialists
  • Create, update, and maintain data records and CRM records

25% Customer Service

  • Monitor and respond to emails and phone calls from customers who purchased through our e-commerce site
  • Research shipping issues and resolve problems
  • Assist with the setup and troubleshooting of ebooks, often in Adobe Digital Editions
  • Identify common problems and assist with implementing solutions


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an office, retail, or sales environment
  • Excellent customer service skills, superior verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with teammates
  • Must be a self-starter with initiative to work independently and proactively
  • Must possess strong problem-solving, facilitation, and negotiations skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize daily operations and longer term projects in order to meet deadlines, ensure efficient workflow, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multitask effectively
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Must be able to work effectively and productively both independently and with a wide variety of people in an environment of rapidly changing deadlines and priorities

Start Date: Immediate

Reports to: Director of Operations

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Location: This position is based out of our corporate office located in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego, California. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Compensation: Competitive salary plus bonus for meeting sales goals, and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package (health, vision, dental, generous vacation, holiday, and sick time).

To apply: For consideration, please email a resume to with the subject line: SC Application. All submissions will be held in confidence.


About Cognella

Cognella® is redefining academic publishing by creating teacher-driven, student-centric higher education course materials in print and digital formats under three imprints: Cognella® Academic Publishing, Cognella® Custom, and Cognella® Active Learning. Cognella also publishes engaging nonfiction titles featuring modern perspectives as Cognella® Press. Learn more at

Cognella was recently awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces designation by the San Diego Union-Tribune. We’re proud to offer Cognella team members a work environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and the opportunity to contribute significantly toward the goals of the company.

Cognella, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

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