A Sales Advisor sells products or services on behalf of a company. He or She may work directly for that company or for an independent sales agency whose clients are the companies.
A Sales Advisor is like a Sales Agent; however, a Sales Advisor will offer the customer a more consulted approach when they are speaking to them like a Customer Service Advisor.
What you will be doing
You will be calling leads, these tend to be warm but sometimes they may be cold, but this is something that will be discussed before you take the job.
You will take a consultative approach advising the customers to purchase a product or service from the company.
The other information…
Hours range from 6am – 10pm but this will be discussed and agreed, but sometimes this working pattern suits those night owls or early birds out there.
This type of job is ideal for the kind of people who don’t constantly want to sell. It is more suited towards the person who wants to offer people value.
Promotion is always possible for the right individual! Call centres tend to promote from within and love people who understand the campaign and is a real team player.
Can be a great stepping stone into face to face sales as it allows you to build skills the necessary for the role.
According to Total Jobs, the average across the UK is £19,000 pa
£16,622 - £25,000
But the best thing about being a Sales Advisor is the commission! Which will push your annual earnings up substantially.
The good points…
Excellent earning potential if you know how to sell! Great for people looking to begin selling but do not want to become a sales agent. Great career progression for the right candidate.
…and the bad
Sales isn’t for everyone, sometimes you need to be strong-willed.
The skills that you will need!
To be a great Sales Advisor you will need to have:
- Empathy and a passion for customer service
- The ability to consultatively solve problems
- A driven attitude for meeting and exceeding targets
- The ability to communicate persuasively
- PC Literate
What to do now.
You can view all of our vacancies in Swindon & Newport to see if there is one that you are interested in.