Sales Support Assistant

Location
England, Greater Manchester, Rochdale
Salary
£21105 - £25956 per annum
Posted
18 Oct 2016
Closes
01 Nov 2016
Ref
00060236
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Sales
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This market leader in developing and serving unique solutions to clients throughout the UK is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Sales Support Assistant to provide support to the Sales and Marketing Manager. The post holder will be expected to assist customers with sales enquiries, support the Sales and Marketing Manager with the writing of proposals and quotations and will act as a sales point of contact for the company to generate new business and maximise opportunities.

The individual will have previous sales and marketing experience including the writing and development of sales literature, managing sales enquiries and leads, managing sales quotations and supplier pricing and will possess exemplary customer service, interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Key responsibilities include the following;
- Provide sales and marketing support to the Sales and Marketing Manager, teams and internal and external customers as required.
- Support the Sales and Marketing Manager with the compilation of sales quotations.
- In conjunction with the Sales and Marketing Manager manage new sales enquiries and leads to maximise opportunities.
- In conjunction with the Sales and Marketing Manager liaise with customers in relation to sales quotations and proposals.
- Attend external customer and supplier meetings as required.
- To be a named point of contact for customer accounts.
- Support the Sales and Marketing Manager in the writing and preparation of sales proposals.
- Support the Sales and Marketing Manager with the compilation of management information and sales reports for the Management Team.
- Build strong working relationships with all staff to ensure a sound knowledge base of the Company's workings and product base.
- Support the Sales and Marketing Manager and Management Team as required in the gathering of marketing intelligence to inform product and service pricing and development.
- Support the Sales and Marketing Manager in the maintenance of current internal sales systems.
- Any other tasks as required by the Sales and Marketing Manager

Skills and experience:
- Relevant qualifications and/or degree or equivalent work experience.
- Significant sales and marketing experience within the IT sector.
- Background in Managed Services, ISP, Telecoms, Computer Hardware a distinct advantage.
- Previous experience in a sales and account management role or supporting a sales team.
- Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
- Excellent verbal, influencing and written communication and organisational skills.
- Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Proven track record of team working.
- Ability to prioritise a demanding workload.
- Professional and friendly approach with excellent relationship building skills.
- High level of personal commitment and standards.
- Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
- Goal and target focussed.
- High level of personal commitment and standards.
- Accurate with a high level of attention to detail.

Package - 20 days holiday, pension, training provided, annual pay review, staff development programme, free staff parking, close to public transport links