Sales executives promote products and services to customers and negotiate contracts with the aim of maximising profits.
What does a sales executive do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills
Sales executives are the key point of contact between an organisation and its clients: answering queries, offering advice and introducing new products.
Their work includes:
organising sales visits
demonstrating and presenting products
establishing new business
maintaining accurate records
attending trade exhibitions, conferences and meetings
reviewing sales performance
negotiating contracts and packages
aiming to achieve monthly or annual targets.
Promotional prospects are excellent - progression can be into senior sales roles or into related employment areas such as marketing or management.