Sales representatives, wholesale trade (non-technical), perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May conduct sales transactions through Internet-based electronic commerce
B. May supervise the activities of other sales representatives.
C. Promote sales to existing clients
D. Identify and solicit potential clients
E. Provide clients with presentations on the benefits and uses of goods or services
F. Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties and delivery dates
G. Prepare or oversee preparation of sales or other contracts
1. Wholesale trade - 52.0%
2. Retail trade - 6.0%
3. Information and cultural industries - 6.0%
4. Food manufacturing - 4.0%
5. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 3.0%
6. Advertising and related services - 3.0%
7. Transportation and warehousing - 3.0%
1. You must have a high school diploma. You may also need a college diploma or university degree.
2. You usually need experience in sales or in an occupation related to the product/service being sold.
3. You may need fluency in a specific foreign language and foreign work or travel experience to obtain employment with a company that imports/exports goods or services.
4. You may obtain voluntary certification from the Canadian Professional Sales Association.
5. With additional training or experience, you may move up the ranks to become a sales manager.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate univeristy degree
2. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
The average hourly wages for Sales Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical) is $18.85/HR, which is above average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.