Skills Technical Sales Specialist - Metals near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a technical sales specialist - metals in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade (NOC 6221).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Read and interpret blueprints
  • Supervise activities of other technical sales specialists
  • Troubleshoot technical problems related to equipment
  • Resolve product and service related problems
  • Train customers' staff in the operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Consult with clients after sale to provide ongoing support
  • Provide input into product design where goods or services must be tailored to suit client's needs
  • Conduct sales transactions through Internet-based electronic commerce
  • Utilize sales/marketing software packages
  • Prepare and administer sales contracts
  • Estimate costs of installing and maintaining equipment or service
  • Deliver sales presentations
  • Develop reports and proposals to illustrate benefits from use of good or service
  • Assess client's needs and resources and recommend the appropriate goods or services
  • Identify and solicit potential clients
  • Promote sales to existing clients

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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