As a city which hosts an impressive number of industries, working as a Salesman in London is the perfect fit. Your job could range from pharmaceutical sales or telesales to B2B and B2C roles, as well as those based in media and advertising. Thus, your working environment could be a busy sales department or working away from home if you engage in field work.
In London, the average salesman earns £40,000 a year, but this figure can be much higher with Sales being a sector where experience pays. This figure is also usually enhanced by commissions or bonuses for reaching targets and can be very high for experienced and talented individuals with no cap for commissions with certain companies.
Sales jobs are needed in a large range of industries, and can still be traditional sales roles despite the current trend towards online sales. All sorts of Salesman jobs exist in London, thanks to the diverse variety of industries that the UK capital offers. London offers you the chance to work in the biggest companies such as Unilever, Bloomberg and KPMG or in SMEs where you could enjoy a more autonomous role.
Sales roles offer you the chance to build up considerable networking, relationship and account management skills. A job in Sales in London will also allow you the opportunity to focus your energy and deliver results in a challenging environment, and could lead to more senior roles such as Head of Sales or Sales Coordinator.
The vast array of areas in which you could be employed as a salesman or saleswoman mean that this sector employs people with all sorts of different skills. One thing is for sure, employers are mainly looking for highly-motivated individuals who can meet sales targets and drive business week on week, as well as those with IT experience and certain soft skills.