Sales Role - Textile (2-3 yrs)
- Customer service, good communication, marketing expertise and leadership ability are among the skills required for this position. You also have to be a good listener.
- Effective communication is vital, as you will be coordinating with supervisors, co-workers, customers, delivery agents and others. In addition to face-to-face conversations, you will use the telephone, email and other methods of communication. You must be able to solve problems, find solutions to customers' needs and be detail and results oriented. You have to be able to work independently and know how to use the necessary information technology.
Personal Qualities :
- You need the right disposition to succeed as a professional textile worker, meaning you should be a fashion aficionado and have a thorough knowledge of your employer's products.
- The position requires an extroverted, confident personality who likes people and enjoys working with them. You need to be a natural at developing professional relationships. Other qualities mentioned in job descriptions include being observant and persuasive.
Primary Responsibilities :
- Your job as a sales representative in the textile industry is to get retail or wholesale buyers to purchase your company's garments and accessories. This involves contacting and meeting with potential buyers, providing hospitality for them and organizing events such as fashion shows. A significant amount of travel, including international trips, is required. The job entails identifying and targeting prospective customers and answering their questions about products, prices, credit terms and other matters.
- You'll recommend products to customers based on their needs and interests, demonstrate and explain products, and provide samples and catalogs. You may negotiate contracts, credit terms and warranties, and provide support to customers after the sale. You'll be called on to negotiate contracts, quote prices, arrange deliveries, monitor the textile market and keep up with the latest products.
- Other duties include checking supplies, placing orders, creating product displays and working with retailers to improve product placement. Administrative tasks include preparing sales budgets, keeping records and filing expense account forms. You'll be called on to research and identify potential customers and compare the company's products with those of other firms and draft written proposals for customers. Expect to coordinate sales with marketing, management, accounting, logistics, technical services and other company departments; plan sales strategies; write reports to management; and attend trade shows and conventions