Sales and Operations Assistant - Bespoke Furniture

Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000 based on experience
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
17 June 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A leading British Furniture company that manufacture a range of high end, bespoke furniture for the contract market is seeking a Sales and Operations Assistant. For over 25 years the company has been producing bespoke, high quality furniture for the interior design and contract market.

The Sales and Operations Assistant will join the small team and will support the business in a variety of functions with a main emphasis on building relationships with clients and achieving sales.

This role suits someone who has experience gained within the bespoke / contract furniture design industry within a sales capacity. The role will involve building relationships with architects and interior designers who are working on a range of projects including high end hospitality, cruise ships, hotels and luxury residential. You will need the experience of dealing with trade clients along with an understanding of bespoke furniture design. The Sales and Operations Assistant will be responsible for working with clients to determine their design needs and follow through the project including fabric choices, finishes, colours, production times, payment and delivery.

All projects must be accurately recorded on the inhouse system with updated notes on client communication. The office uses a combination of Sage and Excel so the ideal applicant will have experience of using both packages. Experience of using CAD and other design software will also be a huge benefit.

The job role will also involve visiting clients to discuss projects and to determine how the company could supply on future projects. You will get to visit some interesting projects and this role suits someone who enjoys getting out and meeting with clients when required.

The operational aspects of the role will involve looking after supplier relationships and participating in weekly production meetings with production staff. You will be required to work closely with the office manager to ensure that the operation is running smoothly. The company participate in many of the main industry events and exhibitions and the Sales and Operations Assistant will be required to assist with planning and organising these events.

This is an exciting role for someone who has a passion for high end furniture and who would thrive on working in a hands on role for a small but very successful high end furniture design and production company.

Monday to Friday only.