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Sales Assistant

Salary £26,000 - £30,000 (+ OTE)
Location London, Wandsworth
Job Type Permanent
Size 1-20
Job overview
In this Sales Support role, you'll work alongside the Sales Director of one of the UK's leading and fastest growing developers and distributors of wines and spirits. You will support the sales process and gain one-to-one mentorship, becoming an Account Manager within 6-12 months!

On the hunt for Sales Support roles, Trainee Account Management jobs or Sales Operations positions in London? A rapidly growing wine distributor and brand developer is on the lookout for an exceptional driven graduate to join their London team - apply today!

Company profile - Wine Distributor

In this Sales Assistant role, you will be joining a London-based wine distributor and brand developer that has exploded into the market since its establishment in 2018. They are one of the top suppliers to major supermarket brands across the UK, and have helped develop a premium portfolio of award-winning global brands from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Italy and France. This business has also developed wines with major public figures including Gordon Ramsey, Kylie Minogue and Graham Norton. While many of this firm's competitors have shrunk during the past year, they have grown by over 100%. If you have a passion for wine and are looking to work for a fast-paced and agile business, apply today!

Job description - Sales Assistant

In this Sales Support role, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Sales Director, attending in-person client meetings and supporting the sales process. You will be hands-on with the operations side to the sales team, analysing data to refine their process-driven approach. You will travel around the UK to meet with clients, and after 6-12 months once developed, will have your own clients to work with. This is a fantastic role for someone keen to start their career in Account Management. Take a look at the full responsibilities below!

Key responsibilities - Sales Assistant

  • Assist with the sales process, creating high-quality contracts, proposals, supplementary service schedules, addendums, and pitch presentations for the sales team (often to tight timelines), and assisting with the follow-up once received by the client.
  • Attend client meetings along with the Sales Director.
  • Assist in the scheduling of meetings, and logistics for any sales meetings, including pitches, results meetings, events etc.
  • Assist in the timely collation of pre-pitch information for the sales team.
  • Prepare documentation for the weekly sales meeting, attending and recording agreed action points to then be disseminated to attendees for follow-up.
  • Accurately record prospective client contact details, closing new client wins and ensuring that all prospective client activity is captured, so that the integrity of the data is maintained.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly summaries of all company meetings for the sales manager

Job requirements - Sales Assistant

  • Confident, professional manner
  • A degree from university
  • A driving license and access to car to attend client meetings (fuel paid for)
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to work under pressure, prioritizing tasks and multi-tasking/adapting where necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office especially Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Driven, curious and a desire to learn and develop

Benefits of the role - Sales Assistant

  • Competitive base salary of £26,000 - £30,000 (£40K OTE year 1)
  • One-to-one mentorship from the Sales Director, with who you’ll be working shoulder to shoulder with
  • Provision for any additional training courses and qualifications that you feel would benefit you in the role
  • Strong progression path to senior account management positions
  • Free wine allowance (at industry prices!)
  • Regular socials
  • Fantastic offices in Wandsworth

On the hunt for Sales Support jobs or Trainee Account Management positions in London? Keen to get your foot in the door at an exciting wine and spirits developer and distributor? If you're an excellent communicator with an ambitious mindset, apply to this Sales Assistant role in London today!

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David Gibson
Recruitment Consultant