Sales Administrator - National Accounts

Are you an experienced Sales Administrator with meticulous attention to detail? Do you want to work for a market leading speciality foods importer? Looking for an opportunity to join an organisation that values its employees? Then please read on…

My client, a speciality foods importer based close to the city centre, is looking for an experienced Sales Administrator to join their team. Your role will be to provide support to the National Accounts department in the day to day management of a wide portfolio of strategic accounts. You will act as the primary point of contact for customers, supply chain teams and regional branches to ensure service levels are maintained.

BENEFITS:

  • Salary - up to £22,000 per annum doe
  • Location - Central Birmingham with occasional UK wide travel required
  • Hours of work - Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm with 1 hour for lunch
  • Holiday - 20 days per annum and increases each year up to 25 (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Pension - Auto enrolment into pension after 3 months
  • Death in service (4 x salary)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processing, confirming and coordinating customer orders
  • Liaising with buyers, supply chain departments and logistics providers to ensure customer requirements are met on time in full
  • Building direct relationships with key stakeholders at branch level within a national group and leveraging those relationships to improve sales and profitability of a wide product range
  • Dealing with existing and new customer enquiries both by telephone and email
  • Maintaining accurate price lists on ERP system in accordance with contractual pricing and supply periods
  • Monitoring departmental debtors and, where necessary, chasing overdue debt
  • Providing support with tenders and bid submissions
  • Completing supplier set up and new line forms
  • Arranging samples and coordinating delivery to customers
  • Analysing sales and stock holding data to produce reports for internal and external use
  • Updating customer records and online databases
  • Organising departmental marketing activity including social media content
  • Researching and reporting on market trends and competitor activity
  • Working effectively with all other internal departments and relevant external partners as required to ensure departmental KPI's are met
  • Arranging meetings, travel and accommodation
  • Identifying and implementing improvements and efficiencies to existing processes

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Excellent communicator in person, in writing and over the phone
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as autonomously
  • Highly organised with a proactive and flexible approach to work
  • Effective time management skills, able to multi-task and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Good attention to detail and ability to produce accurate work under pressure
  • High level of IT literacy with in depth working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Of graduate calibre with strong literacy and numeracy grades
  • Experience in a similar role
  • An interest in food and the food industry


If this sounds like you, please apply today!

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Job Overview

Date Posted:

Posted 3 weeks ago

Expiration Date:

05/04/2020

Location:

Birmingham

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary:

£20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum

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