Research Assistant / Business Development

Recruiter
J&L Recruitment
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£20000/annum
Posted
07 Jul 2017
Closes
06 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful applicant will be working within a regional sales team and be responsible for researching prospective and new clients alike, creating and maintaining a thorough contact database, as well as supporting the Business Sales Development Manager day to day. This role will also be responsible for scheduling client appointments and managing follow-up activities in conjunction with the Sales Development Team.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Sales Office Manager, you will be responsible for research and providing general administrative support to the team
Arranging meetings and phone calls, giving assistance in meetings when and if required
Planning and preparing meetings with existing and potential customers as required
Undertake desk based research to support the Sales & Business Development Team in identifying new lead opportunities
Key Skills and Qualifications:

Experience working in a sales and business development team would be preferable.
Be enthusiastic, collaborative and forward thinking
Be self-motivated, hands-on, and willing to take the initiative
Be organised, able to self-manage, and goal driven
Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Be able to demonstrate accuracy, persistence, creativity with a determination to succeed.
Able to navigate the internet for research purposes
Have a good level of knowledge and experience in various MS Office programmes
Working Arrangements and Rewards:

Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00 or 8.00 to 16.30
Half an hour unpaid lunch break
25 days holiday entitlement plus 6 bank and 2 public holidays