The Sales Professional 1 provides support to sales reps in generating internal and external documents and requests that are needed to complete sales steps. In addition to generating and preparing quotes, this position also facilitates RFQ/RFP requests for sales rep and/or sales manager. This position supports the sales function by with facilitating the credit approval process. On a periodic basis, the Sales Professional 1 will have direct contact internally (manufacturing, billing, etc) and externally with production level personnel within the customer environment and with vendors. This position plays an integral role in our sales initiatives.
Prepares and generates price quotes from the Pricing System or other customer specific pricing tool.
Updates annual price list as directed by sales rep
Provide contract analysis support
Supports sales rep/manager in gathering data from instructions from customer.
Supports sales rep in managing the credit approval process
Supports sales rep by following up with customer and manufacturing areas through the completion of work, invoicing and payment including disputes.
Act as liaison between the customer and manufacturing areas through the completion of work, invoicing and payment
Assists sales reps in finalizing sales
Interacts with customer service, manufacturing staff, credit and other internal sources
Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Business or related field or equivalent number of years experience in a sales administrative or support role preferably within the printing industry
6 months to 1 year of experience in a sales/service support role, preferably in a corporate sales environment. Publishing, printing, or similar service industry a plus.
Technical knowledge of printing process in all plants
Verbal & written communication skills
Proficient with Microsoft Office software products; specifically excel
Team and customer focus
Time management skills
Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
Ability to analyze and apply math and thinking skills to carry out daily requests from customers