Commercial Assistants are in high demand; the amount of vacancies is enormous. As a Commercial Assistant, you can find work in many different sectors. There is a clear distinction between an Internal Sales Assistant and an External Sales Assistant.
A good Commercial Assistant is an asset
A Commercial Assistant is responsible for sales within the Sales Department of a company. A Commercial Assistant acts as the contact person for clients and prospects. The appointment of a good Commercial Assistant can be instrumental in the success of your company.
A Commercial Assistant can specialise in internal or external sales. He/she can also develop towards an Account Manager or Regional Manager role.
Internal Sales Assistant
The Internal Sales Assistant is responsible for sales processes. He/she provides commercial support to the sales representatives and acts as the link between the clients and the sales representatives. He/she is the contact person for clients, sales representatives and other internal departments. He/she puts together offers and processes incoming orders. He/she is responsible for answering phone calls, manages agendas, sends material and offers, handles mailings, manages orders and follows up on invoices. He/she manages prospect and client files and deals with complaints.
An Internal Sales Assistant’s skills
An Internal Sales Assistant is familiar with the standard IT programmes. He/she is dynamic and sociable with good business sense. He/she is a problem-solver and a good organiser, and can handle responsibility. He/she can negotiate well with clients and suppliers and has an analytical, figure-oriented mindset. In addition, he/she has good language skills. He/she is customer-oriented, stress-resistant and flexible: weekend work can sometimes be part of the job. Depending on the company, a higher education degree can be required or a secondary school diploma may sometimes suffice.
External Sales Assistant
Alongside the Internal Sales Assistant, there is also the External Sales Assistant, also called Sales Representative. The External Sales Assistant works very independently. He/she works outside of the office, visiting clients and acting as the company's calling card. He/she is responsible for the sale of the company’s products and services. He/she can work towards targets and maintains good relationships with clients. He/she is focussed on achieving good sales figures and ensuring client satisfaction.
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