How to write a Sales Associate job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Sales Associate job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Sales Associate job titles

    Sales Associate
    Senior Sales Representative
    Retail Sales Consultant
    Sales Associate (Part-Time)
    Sales Clerk

Sales Associate job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Sales Associate job summary

We are looking for a responsible and highly motivated Sales Associate who is ready to take on all sales responsibilities from generating leads to closing sales. Our ideal candidate will deliver a professional presentation to customers, and uphold the ideals and standards of our company. The successful Sales Associate will constantly strive to meet all sales goals and exceed customer expectations.

Sales Associate responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Sales Associate responsibilities

    Deliver excellent customer service that ensures ongoing sales and high levels of customer satisfaction
    Work with customers to determine their needs and then recommend the right product to solve the customer’s problem
    Assist in ensuring that the product presentation area is clean and organized
    Develop and cultivate strong buying relationships with customers
    Use company literature and available training resources to stay up to date on product features

Sales Associate qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Sales Associate skills

    General understanding of the principles of sales
    Strong communication skills
    High school diploma required
    Bachelors in marketing or sales is preferred
    Experience with customer service
    Proven track record in achieving sales quotas

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