Junior Sales Associate

Company Overview

The Aesthetic Union

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The Aesthetic Union is a letterpress shop located in the trendy Heath Ceramics building in the Mission District of San Francisco. Founded in 2012 on the premises that well-crafted paper goods have a place in our online lives we strive to bring the tactile experience to the community.

Our small retail shop sells the art supplies we love using to create as well as the artwork and stationery we make on-premises. We also specialize in custom letterpress printing. This includes, but is not limited to, business cards, wedding invitations, greeting cards, packaging, and posters. Our studio also hosts letterpress workshops 2 times a month.

We are looking for a person who is passionate about the same things we are, craft! We’re also looking for a person who is beginning their career in sales, specifically in sales of crafted items. It is important to us that this person works well with our small collaborative team and has the self-motivation to grow personally as well as grow the shop as well.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Part-time
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Job Duties

Primary Responsibilities:
- Report to Sales/Project Manager
- Following yearly sales goals and strategy
- First point of contact for clients
- Field all inquiries requesting estimates, general and sales information, project advice. ○ Answer phone calls, accelerate to the appropriate team member
- Respond to in-house and online inquiries via our submissions portal.
- Identify new market opportunities and pursue (Sales Dev)
- Pursue previous clients to reorder
- Create estimates for client projects
- Collect all necessary specs for clients’ projects (via email and/or in-person)
- Research to ensure availability of materials
- Review project with Project Manager or appropriate team member
- Submit estimates to clients
- Convert approved estimates into Invoices
- Create invoice
- Create supply order list
- Handoff project to Project Manager

Other Duties (if in person):
- Post-production help
- If there is a need, Junior Project Manager will assist in gluing, collating, and assembling, and packaging projects in post-production.
- Light retail
- Assist in daily functions of our retail storefront, as needed.
- Tracking shipments
- Check-in supply shipments when they arrive to the store
- Label and store supplies according to the project they are assigned to.

Growth Areas:
- Streamlining the process of first contact and sales (Creating Sales systems)
- Eventually taking lead Sales position and growing the companies revenue stream with new and evergreen clients.
- Expert product knowledge
- Integrating custom sales with product sales (wholesale and retail)

Job Requirements

Required Experience:
- Sales experience (BA, BS preferred)
- G-Suite, document, spreadsheet experience
- Quickbooks experience

Skills/Experience Preferred

- G-Suite, document, spreadsheet experience
- Quickbooks experience
- Demonstrated experience accessing and properly managing confidential information ● Adobe Creative Suite, basic skills with Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat
- Print industry knowledge and experience preferred
- Art industry knowledge
- In-person preferred

Compensation

Starts at $22/hour

Benefits

Building discounts (Heath Ceramics and Tartine), sales bonuses, retail discount

Hours

Monday-Wednesday 10-6 pm OR Monday - Friday 10 - 2pm

Resume Required

Yes

Cover letter Required

No

Other Application Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.
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