Sales Jobs

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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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Client Service Representative

Wellington

Full Time

We are working on a new opportunity with an exciting client of ours, if you’re interested in music and tech then this is the role for you! AMS Nightlife are the formula behind why you are exposed to such great music in bars, gyms, retail and any

Territory Manager

Auckland

Permanent

East of Auckland to Greenlane Base + car and bonus January 10th Start Territory Manager We’re excited to be assisting an FMCG company with the recruitment of a Territory Manager to look after their east of Auckland to Greenlane. You will take responsibility for the health & beauty division across...

field activation manager

Wellington

permanent

Are you a successful Sales Manager who is looking to apply your skills in an international organisation? Do you have a strong FMCG or specialist sales background?

The Organisation

We have a fantastic opportunity to lead a team of six sales professionals across the Lower North Island. This position is perfect for somebody who has experience in FMCG, knows what it takes to be on the road and is looking for a company that promotes within and looks after their staff. We are looking for candidates that are open to travel, inclusive of overnight travel.

The Role

Client Service Representative

Wellington

Full Time

We are working on a new opportunity with an exciting client of ours, if you’re interested in music and tech then this is the role for you! AMS Nightlife are the formula behind why you are exposed to such great music in bars, gyms, retail and any

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