People who enjoy assisting others will unquestionably be attracted to field sales jobs. Depending on the company or the organization for which you are working for and the area in which you are concerned in, your job will include cold-calling or you might have to follow up on leads.
What will you be doing?
Field Sales jobs require that you find new clients and also act on creating sales campaigns to enhance your company’s brand exposure and income. If you want a job in Sales with a lot of variety then you should consider the option of working as a field sales worker.
You will be given a job in which the work will mostly focus on the sale of products and you will be given responsibility to provide services to the customers in a specific geological region as Field Sales Executive. It gives a different perspective when you work as General Sales executive where you are tasked with traveling, either to find new clients or customers or maintaining the current relationships with the existing clients.
Here are some of the primary tasks which you may have to perform in a field sales job:
1) One of the most important tasks that you need to perform is to figure out ways to increase the revenue for the organization you are working at and also growing your business by finding new clients or customers.
2) You always need to come up with new ideas that can be used in Marketing.
3) Need to create a plan on the sales target and effective run the implementation plan to achieve those targets.
4) Field sales representative has to attend different sales events including various seminars, meetings etc.
5) They also have to prepare and maintain the reports and analyze the statistical data.
Candidates need to ensure that they are quite efficient at what they do by showing good knowledge of the audience which you have targeted. It is very important to also have knowledge of your current competitors and other trends in the industry with which you will able to come with data which will prove fruitful for your organization.
It is highly expected that you keep consistent contact with the companies to resolve issues that arise with the existing clients.
What do you need to be a field sales representative?
There are no such specified requirements for candidates willing to work as a field sales representatives as the energy and the attitude are the 2 most important things that are considered more relevant than one’s academics. Although graduates holding a degree in journalism or media sales, management and business will find it a lot easier to land a job that anyone who lacks these qualifications.
Advantages of working as a Field Sales Representative.
If you are aiming for a rapidly moving job then field sales are the job for you. Most of the companies follow a clear promotion chronological structure which includes starting as area manager then moving ahead to the regional manager etc. As this career path is dominated or you can say calculated by results, you have an opportunity to progress quickly if you have the expected work ethic and skill.
Hi, I am Vikrant Rai, A Digital Marketer who currently works with Aasaanjobs, an India based Job portal. A writer by day and a reader at night, and will be quite fascinated with a good fiction book. Also a freelance blogger.