A sales representative within any industry helps companies sell the products they produce, often in large quantities to wholesalers, other manufacturers, retail store chains and others. The sales force is vital within UK manufacturing for pairing companies up to create vital and often life-changing products, equipment and more.
This job role is therefore one of the most important investments for a manufacturer as, ultimately, a talented sales person can be the difference between success and failure for a firm.
Getting into a sales role within manufacturing can be highly rewarding, as it offers the opportunity to often travel and meet a variety of different people. Sales representatives will often need to attend trade shows at which new products and technologies are showcased. They may also need to attend conferences and conventions to meet other sales representatives and clients, as well as often visiting state-of-the-artpremisses.
These roles require the sales representative to stay alert to new products and the changing needs of their customers - therefore requiring someone who is diligant in their research and passionate about driving the success of the company they work for. We have highlighted 3 various current sales related roles (at the time of writing) which are published on Made Futures below - browse through these to find out more about what is required to work in sales within manufacturing:
Sales Ledger (salary £22,000 - £25,000) at MTM Products (I.S.P.P) Limited, Derbyshire
Telesales Executive (salary £20,000 - £23,000) at Stiltz Homelifts, Leeds
Internal Sales Account Coordinator (salary upon application) at Alwayse Ball Unit Solutions, Birmingham
Since the launch of Made Futures back in 2021, over 400 jobs have now been advertised through the recruitment platform. Made in Group initially launched in an effort to inspire manufacturing as an “Industry of Choice” and also to support UK industry in growing alongside a new generation of skilled workers. Vacancies promoted on madefutures.com are for a wide range of positions, from apprenticeships to management roles, and have been based all around the UK.