Selling existing products and promoting new developments

Updated on July 7, 2016. The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Indonesia Irma R. Lasso Sales Department
P.T. Acryl Textile Mills (ACTEM)

  1. Q1. What was your most impressive work?
    It was most impressive when I was requested to change my job from handling export documentation to marketing exports. Communicating with our overseas' customers and discussing our customers' needs with our factory was a very challenging job and a good experience for me. This gave me an opportunity to meet people from other countries and improve my knowledge and communication skills in English.
  2. Q2. What does your company do?
    My company produces 100% acrylic and acrylic and wool blended yarn. The final applications are sweaters, socks, mats, boa usage. We have spinning and dyeing facilities. We sell 70% to export markets and 30% to domestic markets.
  3. Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    We sell our products to realize the customer's requirements. We make a substantial profit as a result. I'm in charge of selling products to the Republic of Korea, South Africa, mainland China, Hong Kong and Vietnam markets, and purchasing fiber from Taiwan. Generally, I have to control all daily activities in the sales department, such as documentation, import/export procedure, domestic delivery and so on.
  4. Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    Besides selling existing products to our regular customers, my main job is to actively do sales promotions of new developments to new users, new markets and new applications.
  5. Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    I feel rewarded when I succeed in getting the final order confirmation as to the quality, price, quantity and schedule after a long discussion.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    I like traveling a lot and visiting nice places in other towns or countries because it is refreshing and I can recharge my energy. I go on many trips with my friends.