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Overview

Sales Representatives (Building and Plumbing Supplies) represent their company in selling builders' timber, and building and plumbing hardware and supplies to wholesale and retail establishments.

Day-to-day

  • promotes and sells their company's building and plumbing supplies
  • acquires and updates knowledge of employer's and competitors' goods and services, and market conditions
  • uses directories and other sources to compile lists of prospective business clients
  • visits clients and retail outlets to establish selling opportunities
  • quotes prices and credit terms, records orders and arranges deliveries
  • follows up clients and ensures satisfaction with goods and services and resolves any problems
  • monitors clients' changing needs and competitor activity and reports on these developments to sales and marketing management
  • prepares sales reports
  • maintains and submits records of business expenses incurred.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

To become a Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies)

  • You can work as a Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies) without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in business to business sales, carpentry and joinery, plumbing or another related field may be useful.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Sales

  • Communication Skills

  • Showroom Sales

  • Building Relationships

  • Customer Service

  • Sales Goals

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