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Sales & Marketing Assistant

Reading £20k - £30k
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Paul Naybour Paul Naybour

Published: 12th May 2013

Job Description

Parallel Project Training is a small but rapidly growing project management training provider. To support our future growth we are seeking a sales, marketing and administration assistant to join our team. This will be an ideal opportunity to join an innovative company at an early stage with huge potential for the role to grow as the company develops.

As a small organisation Parallel is seeking a multi-skilled, dynamic and flexible person to deliver outstanding service to our customers. This role will be very challenging because it combines sales support, operations management and marketing.

We generate sales enquires through our highly ranked web site, repeat business, word of mouth and traditional advertising in paper publications and conferences. As a result we are seeing significant sales growth. We are seeking a pro-active individual; with a ‘can do’ and ability to help us grow the business.

The role has two main components, working in a busy office there are sales and marketing activities and also to provide cover and support to the existing administration team providing cover as necessary.

Primary Sales and Marketing Activities

  • Supporting the Directors in designing and implementing an on-line and off-line marketing and sales strategy
  • Maintain contact with all sales leads from any source with a view to maximise the conversion rate of them into sales
  • Follow up web orders to ensure customer satisfaction and identify further business leads
  • To make outbound sales calls to follow up leads as appropriate. This may involve an element of cold calling
  • To record all sales leads in an automated pipeline record system
  • Prepare and present sales proposals for standard off the shelf courses
  • To act as the second point of contact for all customer contacts
  • To make outbound sales calls to follow up leads as appropriate. This may involve an element of cold calling
  • Support marketing activities including drafting blog posts, marketing literature, newsletters and news items for the website
  • Keep track of incoming invoices and maintain files of these.
  • Travel to meet (main) clients to ensure close communications.
  • Proof reading course material and books.

Administration support
Work with the administration team to ensure that

  • venues for public events are booked and monitored
  • incoming invoices are filed and reconciled
  • bookings reflect delegate numbers
  • clients are contacted regularly to help resolve any necessary administration issues are resolved swiftly and effectively
  • all course material is ordered and delivered according to the timetables appropriate for the events
  • communications with associate trainers are maintained
  • the operational diaries and calendars are up to date.

This is a new role and as such opens to an extent of adaptation and focus depending on changing circumstances.

Salary Range :

£20001- £30000

Salary Description :

Basic salary of £19,000 plus a £6,000 performance bonus linked to company profits.

Location(s) :

Reading

Countries:

UK

Number of Positions :

1

Application Email :

withyoualltheway@parallelprojecttraining.com

How To Apply :

Please send a cover letter saying why this job would suit you plus a copy of your CV. Shorted listed candidates will be required to complete a standard application form.

Application Closing Date :

04-Aug-2013

Posting Expiry Date :

04-Aug-2013

Location Reading

Salary Range £20k - £30k

Salary Description Basic salary of £19,000 plus a £6,000 performance bonus linked to company profits.

No. of Positions 1

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