A Sales Assistant is most usually under the responsibility of a Sales Manager and assist him in carrying out the merchandising strategy of the company, and is the person that has to apply that strategy in order to sell the company’s products and services to the clients. Communication abilities, as well as a technical background in the sales field, are the most important bases for obtaining a job as Sales Assistant. Sales Assistants are often in direct contact with the clients, and a good presentation and diplomacy are absolutely essential to carry out the different client related tasks correctly.
A Sales Assistants needs to have a good understanding of the different marketing and sales techniques, in order to efficiently carry out the company’s chosen commercial strategy. In order to be a decent Sales Assistant, you will have to possess the following skills:
- Have good communication skills and be able to use diplomacy to convince clients to buy
- Be polite and well mannered
- Be able to work in a team and satisfy specific goals