Business Sales Executives

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.


New workers
£ 19,440
£ 33,042
£ 61,886

Available jobs

In the past year there were 151,219 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Maintains records and accounts of sales made and handles customer complaints.

  • Stays abreast of advances in product/field and suggests possible improvements to product or service.

  • Makes follow up visits to ensure customer satisfaction and to obtain further orders.

  • Quotes prices, credit details, delivery dates and payment arrangements and arranges for delivery and installation of goods if appropriate.

  • Discusses customer requirements and advises them on the capabilities and limitations of the goods or services being sold.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Selling Techniques

  • Marketing

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Business Development

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Technical Sales

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Business To Business

  • Finance

  • Product Knowledge

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Presentations

  • Enthusiasm

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Planning

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.