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Sales Assistant

Type: Permanent
Location: Belfast
Salary: See Description

On behalf of our client, a global organisation, we are seeking to recruit Sales Assistant (s) to join their teams in Boucher Road and Newtownabbey.

Reporting to the Store Manager, the Sales Assistant will be responsible for driving, developing and increasing sales within the Store.

The Sales Assistant will be responsible for:

1. Achieve Sales and Profit targets to ensure Company profitability. Proactive use of the database on a daily basis to ensure development of New, Lapsed & existing customer base to maximise business.

2. Provide a high level of customer service, identify customer needs in order to increase sales, provide assistance and product knowledge to improve service levels and sales targets.

3. Ensure all Health and Safety standards are adhered to at all times in line with statutory legislation and Company policy.

4. Ensure all company policies and procedures relating to security of company monies and stock are strictly adhered to at all times.

5. Undertake opening and closing of the store, and provide cover at other stores within the Zone as and when requested to meet business requirements.

6. Unload/load and check all incoming and outgoing deliveries against the delivery documentation to ensure accuracy. Report any stock shortages or damaged stock to the Store Operations Manager at the earliest opportunity to ensure accurate stock levels are maintained.

7. Input stock delivered onto the Electronic Point Of Sale (EPOS) system in order to maintain accurate inventory records.

8. Accept payments from customers and complete all sales documentation and authorisation procedures correctly to ensure accurate records and adherence to company policy.

9. Answer customer queries, either face to face or over the telephone, giving accurate product information and where possible solve problems raised to maintain a high level of customer service whilst increasing sales.

10. Undertake, when required, an efficient delivery service, ensuring customer is aware of the latest offers and promotions available to them.

11. When using Company delivery vehicle, make sure vehicle is loaded, driven and maintained to a high standard to ensure compliance with current Company requirements. Ensure all daily checks are completed and any documentation relating to journeys and deliveries are completed on time and correctly in order that the company's administration procedures are maintained.

12. Report any accidents or damages to the vehicle at the earliest opportunity to the manager to ensure the correct accident procedures are adhered to in line with Company policy.

13. Ensure all deliveries are correctly unloaded, signed for, returned and "cash on delivery" payments are made as directed by Store Operations Manager in order that a high standard of security with regards to all company property and monies be maintained.

14. Undertake stock take duties as directed by the Store Operations Manager to ensure accurate levels of stock within the store.


Applicants must demonstrate:

·Customer focused and direct sales experience.

·Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·Good understanding of EPOS and IT systems. Good communication skills.

·Experience of customer facing environment or equivalent.

·Full clean driving licence and must have held a full valid driving licence for a period exceeding one year. Drivers of vehicles over 3.5T GVW must have the relevant full valid driving licence for a period exceeding four years.

·Demonstrate experience of or ability to work in a small team environment where the job has to be completed regardless of roles.


The successful candidate can expect:

·39 hours per week (full time/permanent)

·Shifts between Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 5pm, Saturday 8am- 1pm.

·£15,717 PA

·Paid holidays

·Company pension

·Company healthcare

·Bonus scheme


To apply for this role please email your cv in strictest confidence to Patricia and you will then be contacted to discuss the opportunity.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please ensure your CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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