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What's the starting point to switch from a technical project manager in stamping to technical sales? Trying to get better compensation and work remotely.

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I’d get started by considering what type of sales/commercial role you’d prefer. I work in technical sales for plastics and the types of roles I’ve come across are break down into 3 types: - account manager: directly works with customers and grows territory typically through existing accounts and/or new prospects in their area - business development rep: drives new customer growth often with new technologies - technical development reps (often called TDE or ADTS): these are the technical experts but work directly with customers. Usually work with the above two positions to help specify, be on site to help with trials/installs, and assist with quality complaints/investigations All 3 of the above usually report into the commercial side and I find the bottom two to overlap a ton with project management skills. I’m in a hybrid business development rep/account manager role.

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