Sales representatives sell goods and services to industry, business and professional establishments, as well as to wholesale or retail outlets.
Duties & Tasks
Sales representatives may perform the following tasks:visit clients to demonstrate use of products, show samples and take ordersarrange a schedule of visits to major potential buyers by contacting people and making appointmentsdevelop and update knowledge of their own products and the products of their competitorsspeak with other sales and marketing personnel in their company to determine the best methods of promoting productsestablish customers' needs and explain and demonstrate products to them, which may involve providing technical descriptions of products and how they may be usedquote and negotiate prices and credit termsprepare contracts and record ordersreport to employers on sales and provide feedback about the marketing of new or established productscarry out formal presentations of products using videos and other training aids, attend promotional markets and organise product displayswork on telemarketing campaignsplan and work towards meeting sales targets and budgetsuse e-business technology.
Sales representatives spend a lot of time travelling from one location to another, including country and interstate locations. Meeting sales targets and budgets can be stressful.
- enjoy working with people friendly and confident manner with a pleasant personality able to work without direct supervision able to clearly present product and service information good personal presentation excellent communication skills.