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Sales teams require a great deal of administrative support
and this is where the role of sales administrator comes in. They provide the
vital link between the sales executive and the client so the job will typically
entail processing sales documents, managing paperwork, processing invoices and
chasing overdue payments. Sales administrators will spend a great deal of their
time on the phone assisting orders, and dealing with requests and complaints.
If you're looking into a career in sales, a sales
administrator job can be a foot in the door as you will quickly learn how the
sales department operates, and what makes a successful sales executive. Ideal
candidates have all-round admin skills, good communication skills, are
adaptable and highly efficient. Dealing with sales often requires a working
knowledge of spreadsheets and other office systems. It helps to have experience
of secretarial, sales and administrative work.
Successful candidates going for administrator roles will be
confident on the phone, have previous office experience and be capable of
keeping on top of high volumes of email correspondence. It helps to be computer
literate and understand databases and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Hiring
companies often say they are looking for people who can work in a busy
environment, show real initiative and rise to challenges.
Everyone on the sales team will be striving to hit daily or
weekly sales targets, and be fully engaged in long-term goals such as growing
the business or building up the client base. Sales administrators might be
responsible for generating sales leads, preparing sales documents and chasing
sales quotes. It's essential to be driven and ambitious and numeracy skills
will be very useful. In addition, qualifications in business management,
marketing or sales will be valued by recruiters. Sales administrators can
expect to earn around £15,000 but higher salaries can be found in central
London and across the south east – for instance in the region of £20,000.