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Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies)

Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies)

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Represents their company in selling builders' timber, and building and plumbing hardware and supplies to wholesale and retail establishments.


Tasks Include:


  • promoting and selling their company's goods and services such as building and plumbing supplies, business services, motor vehicle parts and accessories, and personal and household goods
  • acquiring and updating knowledge of employer's and competitors' goods and services, and market conditions
  • using directories and other sources to compile lists of prospective business clients
  • visiting clients and retail outlets to establish selling opportunities
  • quoting prices and credit terms, recording orders and arranging deliveries
  • following up clients and ensuring satisfaction with goods and services and resolving any problems
  • monitoring clients' changing needs and competitor activity and reporting on these developments to sales and marketing management
  • preparing sales reports
Job prospects for Sales Representatives in Victoria

Occupations in the Sales Representatives group include Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies), Sales Representative (Business Services), Sales Representative (Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories), Sales Representative (Personal and Household Goods) and Sales Representatives (other).

Employment prospects
There are currently 24,300 Sales Representatives in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,391.40

Hourly earnings
$36.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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