What does an Assistant Sales Representative do?

A sales assistant's duties vary depending on what area of retail they work in. Ultimately, they will assist customers with purchases and handle merchandising, restocking shelves and sales. They may also be responsible for setting up displays and keeping up the store appearance.

As a sales assistant the highest level of education you need to have completed is high school. Previous experience in sales is preferred but not always required. You should be friendly and engaging with customers and be able to find out how to best help them. Being knowledgeable of the merchandise you are selling is vital to making sales.

  • Maintain customer satisfaction through superior service
  • Maintain a clean store and ensure that merchandise is presented in an appealing manner
  • Receive and unload new shipments
  • Keep shelves fully stocked with merchandise
  • Stay up to date with merchandise, especially new products
  • Determine customers needs and wants and suggest and display these items
  • Adhere to company guidelines and procedures
  • Welcome and engage in conversation with customers, help them as needed
  • Experience in sales is preferred
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be attentive to customers needs and determined to provide customer satisfaction
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, multitask, be flexible and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of sales standards and customer service routines
  • Must have proficient math skills to handle cash and credit card payments
  • Basic computer skills including spreadsheets, data programs and PowerPoint
  • Work well with others and be a team player
  • Ability to manage schedules and inventory

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
38%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
1%
8+
28%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Customer Service
Powerpoint
Interpersonal and Communication
Outlook
Attention To Detail
Excellent Communication
Time Management

Assistant Sales Representative Seniority Levels

L2
Assistant Sales Representative
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L4
Leader of Sales
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Sales Manager
32% made the transition
Business Development Manager
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