Lumber Outside Product Sales

Self-starters look no further. Outside sales representatives love competition and continuously strive to develop strategies to form the relationships that lead to a successful product sales team.

  • sell products using knowledge of how they apply to the building process
  • generate leads, develop strategies, and prepare sales forecasts
  • work with all types of customers, from general contractors and architects, to owners and vendors
  • attend meetings and workshops, research industry trends, and competitors
  • use math and communication skills to strategically negotiate with customers

Earning potential for Minnesota:

$77,000 annual average

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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