Sales Administrator

  • Job Reference: RE0754IS
  • Date Posted: 13 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Rise Executive Search
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £17,000 to £20,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension Life Assurance Health Plan & other benefits
  • Sector: Administration, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Paul Brewin
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01623 640544

Job Description

Sales Administrator Bristol circa £19K basic plus Pension, Life Assurance, Private Health Plan, free parking and other benefits. 37.5 hours per week, full time permanent position, 25 days holiday. 

If you are looking for your chance to be part of an accomplished and enthusiastic sales team as an internal sales support assistant working in a friendly team and a business to business sales environment, we have an outstanding opportunity on offer.

To expand their existing team our client has a requirement for an internally based Sales person to provide telephone mainly reactive sales support to in bound customer sales enquiries. As part of this small internal sales team you will be required to carry out a variety of duties involved in the sales process in a branch environment, so previous sales administration experience in a commercial sales environment and good administrative skills are essential. Previous experience in Customer Services, Telesales, Telemarketing, Sales Administration or as an Account Manager would all be relevant. As you would expect, this role calls for a person who enjoys dealing with people, creating relationships and making a favourable impression, so good customer service and support skills are essential. Understanding of a Sales Order Processing system and Microsoft packages will be required, experience of stores procedures would be beneficial. An advantage, but not essential, would be experience in a component sales business, engineering supplies or consumables for a distributor or wholesaler environment. You are likely to live Bristol, Northwick, Olveston, Alveston, Thornbury, Almondsbury, Avonmouth, Henbury, Filton, Winterbourne, Frenchay, Chipping Sodbury for a short commute. 

Duties would include: 

  • Dealing with customer orders and enquiries over the telephone, fax and post, checking prices, discounts and stock availability.
  • Ensure that all sales and purchase orders are complete and accurate before entry onto the system
  • To progress any outstanding customer orders on suppliers or via central purchasing
  • To check and tie up confirmation orders and advise customers of any discrepancies
  • Occasionally booking in and checking deliveries into the branch
  • Source and price non-stocked items to satisfy customer requirements
  • To assist in Telesales / Pro-active telephone sales activities
  • Cross referencing and switch selling of products to maximise profitability
  • Liaise with Sales Engineers, marketing, other departments and branches
  • General Office Administration duties
  • Be flexible and willing to offer occasional assistance/cover in the warehouse
  • Operate in accordance with Quality Assurance and Health & Safety directives

Qualifications / education required:
Good standard of general education particularly in English and Maths.

Experience required:
Preferably, to have worked in a similar sales office environment

Specialist training required:
Relevant product knowledge.

Any particular aptitude / skill required:
Excellent telephone manner and communication skills.
Good keyboard skills with attention to detail.
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

To register your interest contact us with an up to date CV and we will be pleased to call you for a confidential discussion.