Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing


Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.
Also called: Account Manager, Outside Sales, Sales Rep, Sales Representative

Knowledge:

    Business
  • sales and marketing
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • talking people into changing their minds or their behavior
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Sage SalesLogix
  • Salesforce software
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • SAP
    Electronic mail software
  • IBM Notes
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED
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