Sales Assistant Job Description

What is a Sales Assistant?

A sales assistant's duties vary depending on what area of retail they work in. Ultimately, they will assist customers with purchases and handle merchandising, restocking shelves and sales. They may also be responsible for setting up displays and keeping up the store appearance.

As a sales assistant the highest level of education you need to have completed is high school. Previous experience in sales is preferred but not always required. You should be friendly and engaging with customers and be able to find out how to best help them. Being knowledgeable of the merchandise you are selling is vital to making sales.

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Job Overview

Example Co. is one of the leading companies in our field in the area. We're proud of our 3.6 rating on Glassdoor from our employees. We are hiring a talented Sales Assistant professional to join our team. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, Example Co. is a great place to grow your career. You'll be glad you applied to Example Co.

Responsibilities for Sales Assistant

  • Maintain customer satisfaction through superior service
  • Maintain a clean store and ensure that merchandise is presented in an appealing manner
  • Receive and unload new shipments
  • Keep shelves fully stocked with merchandise
  • Stay up to date with merchandise, especially new products
  • Determine customers needs and wants and suggest and display these items
  • Adhere to company guidelines and procedures
  • Welcome and engage in conversation with customers, help them as needed

Qualifications for Sales Assistant

  • Experience in sales is preferred
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be attentive to customers needs and determined to provide customer satisfaction
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multitask, be flexible and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of sales standards and customer service routines
  • Must have proficient math skills to handle cash and credit card payments
  • Basic computer skills including spreadsheets, data programs and PowerPoint
  • Work well with others and be a team player
  • Ability to manage schedules and inventory

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