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Cengage Learning is one of Australia’s leading publishers and providers of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets in Australia and New Zealand. We publish a range of education resources written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field, as well as distributing international product for the school, higher education and library reference markets.

At Cengage Learning we make a difference to education through our creativity and engagement. We employ the best people to deliver inspiring, innovative and sustainable education solutions for our customers. 

Our vision is to lead the transition from print to value-added digital and custom solutions. We develop a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, capitalizing on synergies across our businesses and delivering innovative products and services that cannot be matched by our competitors. We aim to be the company that our customers think of first, that current and prospective employees see as a rewarding place to work, and that investors are happy to own.

Positions Available

Sales Coordinator

(Part-time 22.5 hours per week)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, efficient and enthusiastic Sales Coordinator to assist our General Manager, International in managing the customer service, sales, marketing, and administrative functions for our International division. This part time position is based in our Melbourne head office.

You will have:
• strong customer service skills
• sound administrative and organisational skills
• excellent written and verbal communication skills
• a strong eye for detail
• excellent PC skills and experience working with Office applications (Word/Excel/Outlook/Acrobat/PPNT)
• experience and/or ability in working with databases/CRM systems
• a willingness to complete both routine and complex administrative tasks
• initiative and a willingness to assist others

You will be able to:
• manage and provide excellent customer service for international customers
• assist with sales, marketing and administration projects and tasks
• prioritise tasks and manage a varied workload
• provide administrative support for the New Zealand sales manager and sales team
• liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external
• work independently as well as being part of a friendly and dedicated team with a strong desire for success

This is a great opportunity to join a leading educational publishing company and be part of a successful team

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016

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Senior Production Controller

(10-month Maternity Leave Contract)

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, efficient and enthusiastic Senior Production Controller. This 10-month maternity leave contract position is based in our Melbourne head office and reports to the Team Lead – Production (School / Export).

• schedule and project manage School front-list titles (print and digital)
• initiate and monitor budgets for new project proposals and work within set guidelines
• liaise closely with local/offshore composition, digital and print vendors
• communicate with internal staff and external freelancers
• ensure production standards are understood and adhered to

You must be able to demonstrate:
• proven project management experience
• your ability to think laterally and creatively
• an understanding of the publishing process, for both print and digital product
• multi tasking and time management skills
• experience using Windows Excel, Word, Outlook, AS400, Jira and FileMaker Pro
• your analytical and problem solving abilities
• attention to detail

This is an excellent opportunity to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team, who are at the forefront in the use of digital technology in developing resources for the educational market. Excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to manage deadlines are essential. The successful candidate will be a team player who can hit the ground running and oversee a growing list of projects.

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Closing Date: Thursday 4th October 2016

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Internal Learning Consultant – Vocational Education Training (Schools)

Based in Brisbane (6-month contract)

The successful applicant will promote our range of vocational training products and services into secondary schools throughout Australia. You will liaise with key personnel in secondary schools responsible for Vocational subject matter on a regular basis. This 6-month contract role is an internal sales based position located in our Brisbane office.

• Identify all new and untapped organisations within the secondary school market
• Communicate with key decision makers and present our products
• Grow and develop customer base
• Develop leads through extensive research and cold calling
• Achieve set sales targets and KPIs
• Maintain a CRM system

The successful applicant will need to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, have proven internal selling skills and demonstrate the ability to source new business through great customer service.


• Proven success in sales
• Sound understanding of the vocational and school markets
• Strong business relationship-building skills
• Outstanding written and oral communication abilities
• Advanced knowledge in the digital space/environment
• Demonstrated ability to drive a digital sales outcome
• The ability to work autonomously and contribute to a team
• A willingness to learn and grow your expertise
• A proactive and creative approach to selling
• The ability to follow up and close the sale

You will need to be entrepreneurial and be able to work independently, whilst also contributing to a strong team environment. Prior experience in the publishing, bookselling or educational sector will be well regarded. A tertiary qualification is highly desirable and a Police check will be required for this position.

An attractive package including base salary and superannuation will be offered. Flexible working hours will be negotiated with the right candidate.

Previous applicants need not apply. 

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Closing Date: Friday 7th October 2016

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