Career

Secertary

Job Description

  • answering calls, taking messages and handling correspondence
  • maintaining diaries and arranging appointments
  • typing, preparing and collating reports
  • filing
  • organising and servicing meetings (producing agendas and taking minutes)
  • managing databases
  • prioritising workloads
  • implementing new procedures and administrative systems
  • liaising with relevant organisations and clients
  • coordinating mail-shots and similar publicity tasks
  • logging or processing bills or expenses
  • acting as a receptionist and/or meeting and greeting clients
  • if more senior, recruiting, training and supervising junior staff

Skills

  • Key skills for secretaries
  • Good communication, customer service and relationship-building skills
  • Teamworking skills
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Negotiation skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexibility
  • Tact, discretion and diplomacy
  • The ability to be proactive and use your initiative: to see what needs doing and to do it
  • The ability to use standard software packages (eg Microsoft Office)and to learn bespoke packages if required



Sales Person

Job Description

  • organising appointments and meetings with university and manifacures (Industry and Pharmaceutical) staff
  • identifying and establishing new business
  • negotiating contracts
  • demonstrating or presenting products to scientific and chemicals staff including professors, engineerseers and pharmacists
  • undertaking relevant research
  • meeting both the business and scientific needs of scientific and health sector
  • maintaining detailed records
  • attending and organising trade exhibitions, conferences and meetings
  • managing budgets
  • writing reports and other documents

Skills

  • Commercial awareness
  • Sales skills
  • Maturity
  • Confidence
  • Patience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organisational skills