Administrator positions are typically sales administrator jobs, as you may expect. Sales administrator — or sometimes also as called as “sales support” — usually involves looking after the efforts of the sales team and coordinating their own work schedule, along with integrating their process with the rest of the company, such as compliance, finance and marketing. Due to the personality traits common amongst some of the best salespeople, you may be expected to babysit highly strung, tantrum-throwing types, along with the smooth operators who make everyone’s day a little bit lighter.
You will be responsible for the all-round general office support to ensure the smooth running of a busy team, assisting in all aspects of operational duties relating to the production.
Generally, the duties that you can find in a Sales Administrator job description are:
- Field general telephone enquiries and pass on sales briefs and messages to Agency Managers/Agency Heads.
- Handling incoming and outgoing mail.
- Producing documents such as letters and emails under guidance.
- Dealing with advertising agencies, client and printers enquiries.
- General support to sales team.
- Prepare and cost up bespoke sales pitches.
- Responsible for accurate monitoring of campaign delivery and post campaign analysis.
- Ensure implementation of agreed standards and timeframes.
- Foster good working relationship with relevant agency personnel
- Monitor trade press, national press and online bulletins for sales ideas and industry information.
- Undertake projects and other ad hoc duties as required.
- Create category and market updates to be used across the sales team.
The most typical requirements in a Sales Administrator job description are:
- A pleasant telephone manner is essential
- Attention to detail
- Computer literate and proficient in standard Microsoft office software packages, – particularly Word and Excel.
- Be able to demonstrate outstanding analytical and numerical skills
- Have first-rate communication skills, both written and verbal
- Be a confident user of technology
- Have an interest in/knowledge of the world of media and advertising
- Have excellent presentation skills
- Be able to demonstrate their ability to work under pressure
- Be committed to good time management and have meticulous attention to detail
- Be outgoing and enjoy working in a team
- Be confident, enthusiastic and ambitious to succeed
- Be self-motivating, use their initiative and display a real sense of purpose
- Possess a well-developed sense of humour and be resilient in temperament
- Have the ability to establish good working relationships with all levels of people.
Education & Qualifications:
- GCSE Maths and English or equivalent (grade B minimum)
- Very good/Advanced PowerPoint & Excel
As with a graduate trainee/intern roles, sales administrator jobs may allow you to get your first step into a media company. You can then develop your career further down either the sales route or the administration and management route.
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