Sales Executive

Drive company sales by selling products or services.
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What's it like to be a Sales Executive?

The main objective of Sales Executives is to close sales for a company. They do this by finding new customers while maintaining good relations with their current clientele. They must also have in-depth knowledge of their company’s evolving products and services, so they can best sell these.
Sales Executive

Tasks and duties

  • Building and maintaining relationships with prospective and current clients.
  • Convincing customers to purchase products and services.
  • Answering customers’ concerns and queries.
  • Documenting sales and processing orders.
  • Gathering feedback from customers.
  • Conducting market research to identify customers’ needs and selling strategies.
  • Representing an organisation at trade fairs and other business events
  • Drafting sales reports and submitting them to superiors.
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Sales Executives must have strong skills in communication, negotiating and marketing. Often, they organise sales visits to give product demos to clients. Proficiency in languages such as Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, and English is useful to widen their client base. They may also research possible business leads and product trends. Though they often work independently, Sales Executives should also collaborate well with a team.

How to become a Sales Executive

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Sales Executives need skills and knowledge on sales and marketing procedures to effectively deal with clients.

  1. Finish a bachelor degree. Though companies do not often require candidates to hold a particular degree, it would be helpful if you study sales, marketing, business, or a related field.
  2. This position usually requires a few years of work experience. Get entry-level roles in customer service or sales and marketing to advance to Sales Executive. Examples of these job titles are Sales Assistant, Sales Associate, Marketing Assistant, and Customer Service Representative.
  3. Develop your sales skills by joining workshops or seminars, and taking classes. You can include these in your resume to show employers your passion for self-improvement.
  4. If you deliver results as a Sales Executive, you can advance to managerial roles such as Sales or Product Manager.

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Top skills and experience requested in recent job ads

Communication Skills
Results Focused
Drivers Licence
Spoken Mandarin
Microsoft Office
Computer Literacy
Customer Service
Learning Aptitude
Team Work
Business Administration
Willingness to Learn
Time Management
Problem Solving
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Is Sales Executive the right role for me?

Job market trends for Sales Executives


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12.1% decrease in jobs ads in the last year
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Latest Sales Executive reviews

Latest reviews from 2 Sales Executives surveyed on JobStreet.

Jun 2023
Life balance is true, but hardworking is the key to get more better income.
Reviewer's Qualification
Malaysian Certificate of Education
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Need more patience to get more sales
The challenges
Not that easy while facing market have lots of other competitors brands
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Nov 2022
I really love my job as a sales executive
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Economics
Less than a year
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
I think my job role suit me well
The challenges
Have to handle oversea customer and come out with new idea
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