Senior Sales Administrative Assistant

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We’re looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual.  Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details:

The Senior Sales Administrative Assistant supports four District Sales Managers, providing a wide range of administrative support to the team by implementing department/operational processes to help meet our goals. This position is remote with travel opportunities. You will report to a District Sales Manager.


This position is hourly and will pay between $22.19 to $30.81.

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate’s experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.

You will:

  • Respond to requests by asking probing questions, gathering and providing information.
  • Compose, modify, and proofread correspondence, reports, or presentations
  • Schedule meetings, conference rooms and make travel arrangements. Oversee calendar, and prepare materials needed by manager for meetings.
  • Track departmental expenses and resolve/reconcile discrepancies on general ledger budget accounts.
  • Maintain office supply inventory and place orders.
  • Prepare personnel, purchasing and other administrative forms for the office and forward for approval and processing.
  • Compile and manage weekly/monthly list of all tasks due for team and post task list each week for sales team.
  • Manage sales presentation library and assist sales team with PowerPoint presentations.
  • Help onboard new sales team members.

You Have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3 or more years of administrative experience.
  • Proficiency in typing 50 WPM and common programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience communicating essential information concisely, both in writing and verbally.
  • The ability to proofread documents for correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • A knack for learning multiple software programs. Salesforce automation tools experience is helpful.

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members’ individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs