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.


  • 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.



All Jobs

Share jobs via


View profile

Latest jobs

There are no live adverts at present. Please check back soon!