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You might hire a salesperson to:

  • Represent the brand in a professional manner that results in repeat business and a positive customer experience
  • Identify lead opportunities as well as the potential for upsells

  • Meet or surpass sales quota expectations

  • Speak with customers to understand their needs and resolve any issues
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Outstanding interpersonal and customer-service skills, especially in high-stress situations
One to three years of sales experience
Strong business acumen and sense of ethics
Experience within a specific industry, preferably in a sales or customer-facing role
Excellent problem-solving skills
Familiarity with relevant sales software and technology
Ability to work independently while contributing to team efforts
Sharp negotiation and time-management skills