YOUR CAREER IN
SALES AND MARKETING
Sales and marketing specialists work to develop relationships with clients and negotiate product sales. Forest companies and specialist harvesting companies need to sell their products – generally logs of different dimensions and quality. This is often a fast-paced working environment, and can involve working in both domestic and international markets.
$60,000 – $100,000
No specific qualifications
Absence from home
No specific qualifications required; however sales, marketing and administrative experience and a positive and persuasive attitude are a must. Sales and marketing specialists must be good communicators and excellent at customer relations.
A good knowledge of forestry operations and different log grades/markets is also essential.
For those working in international markets, a second language may be a big advantage; also familiarity with export protocols and international shipping operations.
Log sales and marketing is big business in New Zealand. There is excellent potential to move up the career ladder, and also travel overseas.