Trade Counter/Sales Office Assistant in United Kingdom

Applying for the Trade Counter/Sales Office Assistant role

Job Title: Trade Counter/Sales Office Assistant
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £0 - £200,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Sales
Sub Sector: Other Sales
Job Reference No: OR/RF/0919TCA

Job Description

Trade Counter/Sales Office Assistant
(Trainee Sales Representative)
Location: Cribbs Causeway, Bristol
Salary: GBP20k package

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN A SALES OFFICE OR TRADE COUNTER ESSENTIAL

Our client is part of Headlam Group, the country`s leading distributor of Floor Coverings. Their customers are independent retailers and contractors, located throughout the United Kingdom within established sales territories.

They currently have a vacancy for a Trade Counter/Sales Office Assistant with the talent and motivation to progress to become a Field Sales Representative of the future. This excellent opportunity is based at their busy Trade Counter on Cribbs Causeway in Bristol and exists as a result of internal promotion.

Key tasks:

- Ensure the trade counter customers are served quickly and efficiently.
- Ensure telephones are answered promptly, and orders taken accurately and priced correctly.
- Process e-mail and faxed orders.
- Learn all aspects of the Trade Counter & Sales Office function
- Develop excellent product knowledge.
- Develop excellent working relationships with their customers and field based team.
- Maintain stock levels and merchandising within the trade counter and showroom.
- Some warehouse duties, including stock taking and assisting customers with loading.
- Support the trade counter manager in developing sales.
- Learn sales techniques and adapt to your own personality.
- Accompanied working with existing representatives in the field.


The successful candidate will:

- Be highly motivated and keen to succeed and progress within the business.
- Have an excellent attendance record in previous roles.
- Be educated to a good standard at GCSE level, and will ideally have achieved good grades at `A` Level, though common sense and an excellent work ethic are more important!
- Have the ability to communicate with customers and colleagues at all levels.
- Be well-organised, methodical and calm under pressure.
- Have a good understanding of IT systems including Excel, Word and e-mail, (training will be given on our in-house system).
- Aspire to succeed in a career in Sales and want to progress to a field sales role in the future.
- Be flexible to meet the needs of the business.


Knowledge of flooring products is not essential, but would be an advantage, as would experience of a similar working environment. A forklift licence would also be an advantage.

Our client offers a full benefits package, which includes excellent salary structure including bonuses, pension scheme and life assurance.

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