Marketing and Sales Assistant

Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Penryn, Cornwall
Salary Details
£18,000 pro rata
Hours of work
4 days a week
Job Type
Part Time
Closing Date
This is an opportunity to join a unique and innovative company at an exciting stage of growth

Job Description

As Skinflint continues its planned period of expansion an exciting new position is to be created within the expanding Sales and Marketing team. 

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, organised, ordered and have the ability to work under their own initiative as well as being able to operate as part of a small team. Interpersonal skills are essential, you will be a clear and confident communicator with excellent written, verbal and project management skills. 

The successful candidate will also be an enthusiastic learner, retaining the confidence and desire to develop their knowledge and skills and understand the approach and ethos of the business as a whole. 

The ideal candidate is someone who has the ability to think creatively, a team player who is visually and design literate. 

As part of the induction to the company the successful candidate will be required to undertake an extensive journey of learning through all areas of the business in order to fully understand the niche position of the company, the diverse range of lighting products it retails and the team it works with. 

The company prides itself on its level of customer service and unique nature of the items it retails and the successful candidate will reflect all of these qualities. 

Responsibilities & duties 

  • Create content for the company website; including Product Pages, Blog, Projects, Collections as well as email marketing and press releases. 
  • Produce front end descriptions and Project/ Product copy in accordance to the Product Release schedule and SEO requirements 
  • Photographing and editing all product images 
  • Handle and process any phone and email related sales enquiries 
  • Be responsible for the editing and issue of company images for press and website use 
  • Be responsible for uploading new contacts to database and creating/issuing new product E-shots. 
  • Under guidance from the Marketing Coordinator construct and implement the company’s social media campaigns (including the uploading of posts and responses to the online community). 
  • Be responsible for handling and processing all phone and email related sales and marketing enquiries. 
  • Contact new and existing clients as part of an overall companywide strategy in client engagement 
  • Generate and issue any sales related documentation including quotations, invoices and refunds. 
  • Generate all shipping labels and delivery documentation for the days dispatches. 
  • Generate required documentation related to Export. 

Qualifications & skills 


  • Excellent written and spoken English 
  • Fluent in all Office programmes. Word, XL, email, web etc. 
  • Fluent including Photoshop 
  • Fluent in Social Media 
  • Project Management skills 
  • Excellent telephone manner 
  • Bringer of Ideas 
  • Degree in relevant subject 


  • Experience with online Marketing Hubs and Promotional Platforms (Campaign Monitor)  
  • Experience with Website Content Management Systems 
  • Experience in all Creative suite programmes 
  • Foreign Language 
  • Employment background within Art / Design environment 
  • Employment background within Marketing environment 

Company Description


At Skinflint, we don’t make lights; we salvage them. 

An abandoned glassworks outside Budapest. Shipbreakers’ yards in India. The old Dunlop aerospace factory in Coventry. Every light we handle has a history – and a future, too. 



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