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Business sales executives

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£18,200 pile of coins

Age 35

£36,400 pile of coins

Age 50

£42,640 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £30,680

What does this career do?

Business sales executives provide advice to existing and potential customers, and receive orders for specialist machinery, equipment, materials and other products or services that require technical knowledge.

Typical tasks

  • discusses customer requirements and advises them on the capabilities and limitations of the goods or services being sold
  • quotes prices, credit details, delivery dates and payment arrangements and arranges for delivery and installation of goods if appropriate
  • makes follow up visits to ensure customer satisfaction and to obtain further orders
  • stays abreast of advances in product/field and suggests possible improvements to product or service
  • maintains records and accounts of sales made and handles customer complaints.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements, although entrants usually possess academic qualifications and/or relevant experience in a particular profession or speciality. Training is usually on-the-job. Professional qualifications and NVQs/ SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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