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About the Sales Industry in New Zealand

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Sales representatives promote, market and sell products or services to business and professional establishments, or wholesale or retail outlets. This role is integral to the functioning of product, service, and sales-based businesses, and sales representatives are often the face that represents the company. It’s important to be well-presented, confident, and good with people if you wish to pursue a career in sales.

 

Sales representatives earn a salary and may also earn bonuses based on meeting sales targets.

 

According to Careers NZ, chances of getting a job as a sales representative are good due to growth in retail sales.

Responsibilities of Sales Representatives

  • Visit clients to talk about, demonstrate and take orders for products and services

  • Arrange contract and payment details, and for delivery or installation of products

  • Train clients in how to use products

  • Answer client enquiries, deal with complaints and arrange for servicing of faulty goods

  • Keep sales records and predict future market trends

  • Find and contact potential clients, and develop sales ideas to attract more clients

  • Organise sales budgets

Demand and Areas of Specialty

Retail sales have been growing in recent years. This should lead to increased numbers of jobs for sales representatives.

 

Sales representatives often specialise in particular types of products in various retail or wholesale firms. Sales representatives may move into related fields, such as advertising and marketing.

After gaining experience, some sales representatives start their own businesses selling products.

Roles in Sales

The following occupations are related roles or alternative titles. Some of the roles may require a higher level of skill than entry-level sales representatives.

  • Advertising, Sales, and Marketing Manager

  • Agricultural Field Representative

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Insurance Agent

  • Marketing Representative

  • Retail Sales Assistant

  • Sales Representative

  • Salesperson

Industry Snapshots

$45K-$60K p/a

Average salary of sales representatives in small to medium-sized companies

$50K-$70K p/a

Average salary for those working for large companies

Featured Jobs
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Intermediate UX/UI Designer

Auckland

Permanent

18 Month Fixed Term Contract Exciting varied digital projects Continuous growth on offer Our client in the health innovation sector is looking for a talented intermediate UX/UI Designer to join their team on an 18-month fixed term contract. You’ll be using qualitative and quantitative design thin...

Graduate Sales & Account Management

Auckland

Permanent

About the Company

M2X are a rapidly growing technology company providing optimised solutions for a range of customers across different industries. They have found their stride in servicing NZ-wide customers and are now taking off in international markets, such as Australia and the USA.

With an enormously ambitious and agile culture, this business is one to watch – a Kiwi success story hitting overseas shores and making a big name for themselves in tech.

With a new office in the tech-hub that is Boulder, USA - they have direct access to innovative solutions to continue the evolution of the business and their service offering – and with a continued focus on sustainability.

About the Role

Territory Manager (Central West)

Waikato

Permanent - Full Time

High performing finance function

NZX listed company

Excellent location- parking WFH model

Exciting Financial Controller opportunity working for a large listed company, identifying and driving innovation and improvements.

Business Development Executive

Auckland

Permanent

About the Company

Fronde is a technology industry leader founded 30 years ago designed to help businesses innovate, adapt and win in the ever changing and complex technology world. They currently employ around 100 people with offices in Wellington, Auckland and Sydney with cloud, technology, and collaboration at the core to everything they do.

Fronde help businesses unlock their full potential, faster and believe the best strategy for adapting to tomorrow is by laying world class foundations today. That’s why they partner with the world’s best technology providers, AWS, Google & Salesforce. Fronde aims to enable organisations to pursue new levels of innovation and efficiency, delivering business outcomes through their technology consulting, software development, systems integration, managed services and cloud solutions.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is one of effective selling of Fronde services and solutions aligned with Fronde’s market offer and value proposition.

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