A sales administrator, also referred to as a sales support administrator, is an executive assistant who supports an organisation's sales team. These professionals typically report to a top sales executive and work in a fast-paced environment.
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Educational requirements include a high school diploma or GED, but many employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business or a related discipline.
In a fast-paced environment, excellent communication and time-management skills are required, as well as the ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
Supporting an organisation's sales team includes managing schedules, creating sales documents and proposals, generating reports related to sales activities and revenue data, as well as handling customer and prioritising customer requests while the sales team is out of the office.
Because these professionals are a key member of an organisation's profitability, salary increases are typically above average and can substantially increase within several years.
In January 2010, indeed.com listed a national average salary of £37,050 per year for these occupations.
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