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Sales Office Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Office Manager to join a well established business based in Middleton. Our client, who are a leading supplier with a world wide customer base, are seeking a Sales Office Manager to join them on a full time, permanent basis.

Role: Sales Office Manager

Location: Middleton (home/office working once established)

Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday (1/2 hour unpaid lunch)

Salary: Up to £30,000 per year

What’s in it for you:

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Initially office based – mix of home/office working once established

As Sales Office Manager you will report to the Sales Director & Technical Director. Managing a small office team in a distribution business you will be required to deliver sales budgets by responding to in-coming sales enquiries and develop customer relationships. You will be managing stocks and negotiating buying prices through close liaison with suppliers.

Duties:

  • Process incoming customer orders (including exports) and generate despatch confirmations and invoices in a timely and accurate manner
  • Communicate effectively with warehouse/despatch personnel and transport companies to assist with prioritisation and ensure orders are progressed within the specified lead-time
  • Manage stocks (including product shelf-life) and negotiate buying prices through close liaison with suppliers 
  • Provide timely, accurate and competitive product and pricing information on all customer enquiries, whilst striving to maintain budgeted profit margins
  • Dealing with correspondence, complaints, queries and chasing overdue payments
  • Proactive selling of our product range to existing and new customers both from the office and via occasional customer visits and trade shows
  • Maintain working knowledge of dangerous goods legislation to ensure goods are despatched safely and with correct paperwork to avoid hold-ups
  • Provide basic product technical advice and support to customers by developing product and application knowledge
  • Supervise Sales Support Administrator resource

Desirable qualities:

  • Friendly, helpful, confident and engaging personality with a strong telephone manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high attention to detail
  • An understanding and experience of the pressures of working within a sales environment
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and Sage 200 (or similar).
  • Minimum 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English (and preferably Science) grade A-C’s
  • Experience of processing export orders (documentation, Incoterms)
  • Experience of sales of dangerous goods and safe transport of dangerous goods - preferable but not essential
  • Ability to fit in and work as part of a small team with a hands-on approach to work
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in an organised and timely manner in the face of interruptions
  • Adaptable to changing situations and scenarios typical of a small business environment

Please note that Mpeople cannot respond to all applicants due to the high volumes of CV's received on a daily basis. Should you not receive a response within 5 working days please accept that on this occasion your application hasn’t been successful. Mpeople wishes you all the best in your job search.

 

 


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