Sales Assistant (Shipping) - East Yorkshire

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Shipping - Business Development & Sales
Ref: 6 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 Aug 2018
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PURPOSE 

  • To support the Sales Team in the administration of existing and new accounts; supporting activities specified in the sales plan, promoting the full range of the clients services to the customer.

  • There will be a progressive training plan offered to the right candidate seeking a career within the Shipping sector and opportunity to progress with our Client.

  • Your role could develop to include exhibiting at regional & national industry specific exhibitions.  Some travel may also be involved. 

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 

  • Responding to telephone and e-mail sales enquiries in a timely manner 
  • Preparing quotations, ensuring these are checked for accuracy prior to issue
  • Following up on sales quotations  
  • Other appropriate tasks as delegated from the Sales Manager 
  • Assist the Sales Manager in maintaining & building existing customer relationships 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • At least GCSE (‘O’ level) standard including minimum grade C in Mathematics and English Language  

  • Spanish speaking would be an advantage 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Fully competent with IT including Microsoft Office applications (Word / Excel / Power point / Outlook) 

  • Full & clean drivers licence 

  • Passport 

 

EXPERIENCE 

  • Previous experience of working within a sales support role, ideally within a shipping or freight environment would be desirable 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

  • Polite and clear telephone manner 

  • Strong grammatical and numerical skills 

  • Accurate with attention to detail 

  • Good interpersonal skills 

  • Flexible and proactive approach 

  • Ability to work in a team environment