Technical Sales Representative

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Technical sales representatives utilise their advanced product knowledge to effectively sell and promote their products to other industry professionals. This may mean actively acquiring new accounts, maintaining customer relations, planning and participating in exhibitions and trade shows and providing informed technical advice. Professionals working in this field may demonstrate their products to clients and play a technical role in the company's marketing and branding processes communicating the needs and requirements of customers.

Tasks can include analysing the market using trade directories and other sources to collate lists of potential clients/customers and contributing to sales planning and strategic development.

Those who find employment in this industry need have excellent communication skills, enjoy talking to people and maintain their professional development by keeping up to date with technological advances.