How to Hire a Sales Support Specialist

Does your growing business need a sales support specialist? Beyond assisting your sales department, sales support specialists can tackle a variety of roles across your company, all the while developing professionally to better assist your organization.

Here are some tips to help you find great sales support specialist candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.09 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$29.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Sales Support Specialist?

Hiring a sales support specialist assists the sales department and usually reports to a sales manager or sales executive. Their support of the existing team will further bolster your company’s sales and increase profits.

• Handle ancillary tasks that management doesn’t have time to
• Shadow supervisors to gain knowledge necessary to assist with complex tasks
• Meet sales goals of their own

Skills to look for in a great Sales Support Specialist

A great sales support specialist candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• CRM experience
• Familiarity with sales software
• Strategic thinking
• Exemplary communication skills
• Team-oriented personality
• Ability to take initiative

Writing a Sales Support Specialist job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified accountant candidates. An sales support specialist job description should include a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

• Sales Support
• Sales Assistant
• Junior Salesperson

Interviewing Sales Support Specialist candidates

Strong candidates for sales support specialist positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• CRM platforms and software
• Building and maintaining customer relationships
• How they’ve driven sales in previous positions

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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