Sales Representative - Lagos

Friday, 12 August 2016
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City: Lagos » Ikeja
Salary: ₦170,000


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Phone 08025497814

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Sale Representative Job Description: As well as approaching potential customers with the aim of winning new business; sales executives work to maintain good relationships with existing clients, gaining repeat business wherever possible.
Typical work activities depend on the market and the setting. A basic distinction can be made between two types of sales
business to business (B2B
business to customer or consumer (B2C).
B2B sales involve selling products or services from one business to another. This is a typical avenue for graduates. For example, a sales executive in a company that manufactures fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), e.g. soft drinks, will sell to the retailer and may be involved in making a strong argument so the products get shelf space. Activities important for success include
relationship building
researching the market and related products
presenting the product or service favourably and in a structured professional way face-to-face.
B2C sales involve direct selling to the consumer or end user. Examples include selling credit cards via the telephone or selling new cars in a showroom.
Typical activities for sales executives generally include
listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to make a sale
maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails
cold calling to arrange meetings with potential customers to prospect for new business
responding to incoming email and phone enquiries
acting as a contact between a company and its existing and potential markets
negotiating the terms of an agreement and closing sales
gathering market and customer information
representing their company at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations
negotiating on price, costs, delivery and specifications with buyers and managers
challenging any objections with a view to getting the customer to buy
advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions
creating detailed proposal documents, often as part of a formal bidding process which is largely dictated by the prospective customer
liaising with suppliers to check the progress of existing orders
checking the quantities of goods on display and in stock
recording sales and order information and sending copies to the sales office, or entering figures into a computer system
reviewing your own sales performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets
gaining a clear understanding of customers' businesses and requirements
making accurate, rapid cost calculations and providing customers with quotations
feeding future buying trends back to employers
attending team meetings and sharing best practice with colleagues.
Although this area of work is open to all graduates, the following subjects may improve your chances
business, management or marketing
computing, engineering or technology (for technical sales
media studies (for advertising and media sales
modern European or Asian languages (for organisations that operate in overseas markets).
METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested applicant should forward their details on hr dot royalink at gmail dot com