1. Skills required
Customer service skills
2. What you'll do
You'll specialise in a particular industry like consumer goods or engineering components. Your day-to-day tasks may include:
Making presentations to promote new products
Agreeing sales, prices and delivery
Keeping in contact with customers before and after a sale
Going to conferences to understand industry trends
Starter: 5000 to 10,000
Experienced: 10,000 to 20,000
Highly Experienced: 20,000 to 30,000
You'll usually get a basic salary and an extra amount for each sale (commission). You may also get a bonus if you meet targets.
These figures are a guide.
4. Working hours, patterns and environment
You'll work 35 to 40 hours, Monday to Friday.
You'll drive to visit customers. When not on the road, you'll work in a sales office or from home.
5. Career path and progression
With experience, you could become sales team leader or an area sales manager.