Sales Administrator

Location
Alton
Salary
£20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted
28 Nov 2018
Closes
26 Dec 2018
Ref
00089527
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Sales
Job Level
Executive
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you tech-savvy, organised, intelligent and eager to learn about cool marine science products and services? Do you want to work with a small, high-performing technical sales team, who spend a lot of time talking to customers (and each other) about waves, fish, underwater robots, wind farms and other weird and wonderful things? They work within the global marine science technology markets, and they have seen 50% growth over the past 2 years.

Their existing Business Development and Technical Sales team need some help to keep their systems and sales data organised and running smoothly. The successful candidate will be office based, but occasionally travelling further afield. They will have contact with existing customers from all walks of life, helping them have a smooth and straightforward buying process.

Our client is the UK's leading Marine Science Technology distributor. Most of their people are marine scientists and marine instrument technicians. They work with innovative and high-specification sensors, systems and platforms, and supply these things mostly to scientists and engineers. They work hard, have fun, value integrity, diversity, collaboration and innovation.

The role responsibilities:
- Accurately and reliably managing day to day pricing, price accuracy, product descriptions, and standardising all sales and purchase items across systems.
- Formalising customer sales orders - updating systems, confirming orders and variations with customers.
- Raising multi-currency purchase orders on suppliers.
- Overseeing the smooth running of all recurring billing and service / subscription orders, including satellite data contracts (similar to mobile phone / telephony), and technical service revenue (service / maintenance contracts).
- Creating and issuing sales invoices to customers.
- Supporting the sales team, including writing proposals, quotes and tenders.
- Working with the operations team to confirm shipping, logistics, inventories and delivery schedules for live orders, and updating customers accordingly.
- Supporting the sales team as required with administrative and operational activities not described here, including possible working away from the office.

Essential:
- You must be inquisitive, keen to learn
- Confident with technology - both hardware and software
- Efficient and Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Highly numerate
- High level Excel / database management skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- An interest in the underwater world and/or The Blue Economy

Desirable:

- Science/Engineering/Tech related degree
- Experience with CRM software
- B2B technology sales experience & success

This is a full-time role and the salary will be £20-25k per annum depending on skills and experience.

Based in the Head Office near Petersfield, you will need your own transport to/from the office (the existing rural location is not served by public transport). Free parking and 25 days annual leave are offered.

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