IT sales professional

Facilitate selling hardware, software and other information and communications technology.

Duties and tasks

  • Evaluate company equipment as well as competing materials in the marketplace and advise management on inventory
  • Explain the benefits of IT services and equipment to the customer, based on their business needs and encourage product and service sales
  • Keep updated records of all sales orders, payments scheduled and received and delivery schedules, installations and services provided
  • Organise equipment installation and schedule services for customers; follow up with customers to guarantee quality and satisfaction
  • Process sales orders, negotiating prices and contracts and scheduling payment details
  • Research potential customers through business directories and contacts, and set up meetings to meet with prospective clients
  • Update IT companies or sales managers of the potential clients met with, sales and new information and communication technology equipment and service recommendations

Skills required

  • Coordination skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Technical knowledge of programmes and equipment selling

Working conditions

IT Sales Professionals typically work Mondays to Fridays during regular business hours but may need to work evenings or weekends in order to make appointments with customers. They work in an office environment as well as travel to meet with customers.

Professional associations

Australian Computing Society
Technology Industry Association

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