Sales Representative

Ad Astra
Silver Spring, MD
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time
Ad Astra, Inc. (Ad Astra) seeks a dynamic Sales Representative who will thrive in a fast-paced business environment by actively seeking client prospects and helping to close new contracts. Ad Astra is a first-class language services agency offering a comprehensive suite of interpreting, translation, deaf/hard of hearing, transcription, and localization services. We are a woman-owned small business with a long history of providing unparalleled language services to clients throughout the nation and globe.The Sales Representative's ultimate goal is to increase Ad Astra's visibility and win new business.You will have outstanding organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and are oriented toward superior client service. You have exceptional communications skills and are diligent in regards to finding and pursuing new opportunities. Additionally, you are flexible, adaptable, and are able to travel occasionally for staff retreats and work-related meetings. You have a strong sense of ambition, self-motivation, and self-discipline. As the Sales Representative, you are: Motivated to secure new business that will help Ad Astra continue to grow. . Capable of managing multiple sales leads at a time that are at different points in the sales funnel.A people-person who is willing to learn and make progress within a team.A skilled negotiator.Persistent in finding and pursuing opportunities that align with overall goals. Further, you can:Educate and engage clients through extensive knowledge about our services. Develop and maintain positive client relationships. Work independently successfully and with little direct supervision.Adapt to changes in workload and priorities. Monitor competitors and advise the President of new market trends.You should also:Exude confidence and a friendly yet professional demeanor.Value schedules and timelines.Understand the importance of upholding mission while being both accurate and efficient.Want to take ownership of your role.Bring both patience and a sense of humor to work each day.Have a positive attitude.While this description is a fair representation of the Sales Representative position, it is not a complete list of all responsibilities. This position is in Ad Astra's office in Silver Spring, MD, reporting to the President. Our office is a five-minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro station and is also accessible by bus. Parking is also accessible nearby.Qualifications:Three to five years of sales experience in a professional setting, ideally in medical or the pharmaceutical field.Bachelor's degree is required.Excellent grammar and summarization skills. Compensation:This is mid-level position that is full-time but could be part-time for the right candidate.If full time, the position will have a base salary of $25,000-$30,000 annually with a 3% commission on sales. Ad Astra offers a generous benefits package to full time employees that includes, fully paid health insurance for employees and their dependents including dental and vision, generous paid time off, professional development opportunities, and a 401k plan.If part-time, compensation will be commission based. How to apply:To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to resume (at) do not accept solicitations from job placement services. No phone calls, please. Ad Astra is an EEO/AA employer. Nothing in this job description or posting guarantees employment.

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