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Sales Assistant Jobs

About Sales Assistant Jobs

Whether it’s working on the shop floor of a supermarket or assisting customers in their purchasing choices at a fashion outlet, the retail industry offers a wide range of sales assistant jobs to pursue.

Sales assistant jobs may vary depending on what the shop specialises in, however, the general duties will remain the same regardless of industry. Sales assistants are expected to advise customers and answer any queries they may have, from stock availability and details of special offers to a product’s price.

Sales Assistant Jobs – skills and experience you need

Depending on the industry or product offering, a sales assistant will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of the product or service they are representing.

When working on the tills and handling customer’s transactions, a sales assistant will need to have excellent customer service skills in order to build rapport with customers and keep them coming back into the store.

Furthermore, when it’s time for stock to be replenished or if new products are coming in, a sales assistant may also be expected to assist in the deliveries, which requires accuracy and attention to detail. A sales assistant must also be a strong team player.

A career as a Sales Assistant

A career a sales assistant offers many opportunities to progress to managerial level, provided that sales assistants demonstrate a commitment to the company they work for and invest in continuous learning.

As a sales assistant builds on their experience, they may be able to progress to the level of store manager. 

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. The population of the City of Sheffield is 577,800 and it is one of the eight largest regional English cities that make up the Core Cities Group.

Home to the Arctic Monkeys, Sheffield boasts a wide range of companies across manufacturing, professional services and retail. With a wide range of global and local brands including, Tesco, Capita and Sky, Sheffield has lots of great call centre jobs