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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.


  • 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.

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.

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What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £18,000 per annum and can progress up to £46,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 16,776 employed Business Sales Executives in the region.

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