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If you're considering a new career this year, 3D printing sales jobs could be a major calling for you. Are you interested in new gadgets and in-demand technology? With 3D printing soon changing the world in how we manufacture things, the sales aspects to this new technology will soon go through the roof. And when it does, plenty of 3D printing sales jobs are going to be opening up that you can consider.
Many of these jobs are already available under different titles. If you've already majored in marketing or sales in college, these could be solid career opportunities that look robust into the coming decade.
Craigslist recently added 3D printing sales executive jobs for the 3D company called Gigabot. These jobs involve providing information to companies about 3D printers so they'll know exactly what they'll be getting. Marketing knowledge is going to be essential here, along with account management so you'll know exactly what your customers need and when they want it. Sales knowledge is also required because you'll be directly involved in the sales process.
Sales Force Analysts
3D Systems lists this as an in-demand job that involves working directly with the customer base. It means working with customer relationship management software to find out what customers really need from your 3D printer company. You'll be additionally responsible for setting up training at the companies that purchase the 3D printers. Plus, you'll need good speaking skills to handle the regular sales reporting presentations to head management.
Manufacturing Sales Directors
This sales job involves working directly with major companies to maintain their accounts while also seeking out new accounts worldwide. It usually involves working alongside the business development manager to seek out those new accounts and nurture the existing ones. The job's main objective is to sell high-end 3D printing manufacturing processes to major industries like aerospace or other industrial settings. It may involve traveling around the world to meet with these companies.
Retail Channel Manager
In this job, you're working directly with retail stores selling your company's 3D printers. You'll need to have prior retail channel experience in directly selling hardware or software. But it's an important part of getting your company's 3D printers to the marketplace by managing or recruiting new stores. You'll be continuously setting up regional marketing plans to target specific areas where you think sales will be strong.
Lead Generation Specialist
Someone with prior lead generation skills can also benefit finding a job as a lead generation specialist. These are going to be extremely valuable in the 3D printing sector, because these specialists find leads for the sales team. You'll frequently only need a two-year degree for this job and can be an excellent way to get a foot in the 3D printing sales door. You'll be regularly calling potential leads, so people skills are mandatory.
With the above just some of the 3D printing sales job opportunities out there, you have a good idea of what to expect in the job market. As they grow, it's an exciting opportunity in being able to explain 3D printing technology to companies wanting to utilize it for financial benefit.