Katie is a Sales Analyst for Foundation Repair. She goes to home shows, which have a lot of exhibitors selling their product or service. Katie tells us how she first got involved in her job and how her studies in college relate with her current job, but at the same time changed her career paths while in college as well.
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Many companies have formal training programs for beginning wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives that last up to 1 year.
Many in this occupation have either the Certified Professional Manufacturers' Representative (CPMR) certification or the Certified Sales Professional (CSP) certification.