Product comprehension

Description

The offered products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

Alternative labels

comprehending products
product knowledge
comprehension of products
products comprehension
product understanding
product requirements

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Product comprehension is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Rental service representative in machinery, equipment and tangible goods: Rental service representatives in other machinery, equipment and tangible goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Hardware and paint specialised seller: Hardware and paint specialised sellers sell hardware, paints and other hardware in specialised shops.
Auction house manager: Auction house managers are responsible for the staff and activities in an auction house. Moreover, they manage the finances and marketing aspects of the auction house.
Promotions demonstrator: Promotions demonstrators proactively seek out and engage with new potential clients. They provide product specific advice and demonstrate promotional goods or services.
Fish and seafood specialised seller: Fish and seafood specialised sellers sell fish, crustaceans and molluscs in specialised shops.
 
Spa manager: Spa managers coordinate the day-to-day operations of the spa establishment in order to provide guests with the best customer experiences. They oversee the activities and performance of staff, manage the financial aspects of the Spa, deal with suppliers and run advertising campaigns for the spa in order to attract more customers.
Wholesale merchant in perfume and cosmetics: Wholesale merchants in perfume and cosmetics investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Shop assistant: Shop assistants work in shops where they perform assistance duties. The help shopkeepers in their daily work such as ordering and refilling of goods and stock, providing general advice to customers, selling products and maintaining the shop.
Ammunition specialised seller: Ammunition specialised sellers sell weapons and ammunition for individual use in specialised shops.
Optical technician: Optical technicians assemble, repair and design various parts of eyewear such as lenses, frames, patterns and eyewear. They cut, inspect, mount and polish all parts using various machinery and hand tools. Optical technicians shape, grind and coat lenses for prescription eyewear. They fit completed lenses into eyeglass frames. Optical technicians ensure that lenses conform to the dispensing optician’s, specialised doctor in ophtalmology’s or optometrist’s prescriptions. They may also work with other associated optical instrumentation and its maintenance.
Sporting accessories specialised seller: Sporting accessories specialised sellers sell sports goods, fishing gear, camping goods, boats and bicycles in specialised shops.
ICT help desk manager: ICT help desk managers monitor the delivery of technical support services to clients according to the predefined deadlines. They plan and organise the user support actions and troubleshoot ICT problems and issues. ICT help desk managers supervise the help desk team ensuring that the customers get the appropriate feedback and support. They also participate in developing customer service guidelines and in reinforcing the team.
Bookshop specialised seller: Bookshop specialised sellers sell books in specialised shops. They also make suggestions, give advice about the books available and any other related products for sale in the specialised shop.
Clothing specialised seller: Clothing specialised sellers sell clothes in specialised shops.
Commercial sales representative: Commercial sales representatives represent a company in selling and providing information on goods and services to businesses and organisations.
ICT presales engineer: ICT presales engineers actively drive and manage the ICT evaluation stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales team. They provide technical guidance to pre-sales personnel and plan and modify product ICT configurations to meet client requirements. They pursue additional business development opportunities.

Motor vehicle aftersales manager: Motor vehicle aftersales managers maximise sales by closing business on an ongoing basis. They negotiate with existing clients for contract renewals. They maintain contracts, deal with claims, manage warranty, and investigate damages on products.
Wholesale merchant in household goods: Wholesale merchants in household goods investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Confectionery specialised seller: Confectionery specialised sellers sell confectionery in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in personal and household goods: Rental service representatives in personal and household goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. Personal and household goods are all goods use within households, such as bedroom furniture and linen and kitchen furniture, machinery and materials. Rental service representatives in personal and household goods document transactions, insurances and payments.
Commercial director: Commercial directors are responsible for the income generation for the commercial sector of their company. They manage several commercial tasks such as setting targets, overseeing the development of products, planning and developing selling efforts, managing sales agents, and determining product prices.
Technical sales representative in agricultural machinery and equipment: Technical sales representatives in agricultural machinery and equipment act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Wholesale merchant in electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts: Wholesale merchants in electronic and telecommunications equipment and parts investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Bakery specialised seller: Bakery specialised sellers sell bread and cakes in specialised shops, post-processing the products if required.
Sales account manager: Sales account managers serve as intermediators between clients and the organisation, managing both sales and long term relations with the client. They have knowledge about products and services and develop contracts with customers.
Wholesale merchant in fish, crustaceans and molluscs: Wholesale merchants in fish, crustaceans and molluscs investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Beauty salon manager: Beauty salon managers oversee the daily operations and staff management in a beauty salon. They ensure customer satisfaction, budget control and inventory management. Beauty salon managers set up and enforce salon rules and cleanliness guidelines. They are also in charge of promoting the salon to attract new clients.
Wholesale merchant in computers, computer peripheral equipment and software: Wholesale merchants in computers, computer peripheral equipment and software investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Rental service representative: Rental service representatives are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Pet and pet food specialised seller: Pet and pet food specialised sellers sell pets, pet foods, accessories, care products and related services in specialised shops.
Audiology equipment specialised seller: Audiology equipment specialised seller sell goods and equipment in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant: Wholesale merchants investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Wholesale merchant in hides, skins and leather products: Wholesale merchants in hides, skins and leather products investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Computer games, multimedia and software specialised seller: Computer games, multimedia and software specialised sellers sell software products in specialised shops.
Network marketer: Network marketers apply various marketing strategies, including ​network marketing strategies to sell products and convince new people to also join in and start selling these products. They use personal relations to attract customers and sell various types of products.
Fuel station specialised seller: Fuel station specialised sellers sell fuel, ​lubricating and cooling products for motor vehicles and motorcycles in a fuel station.
Laundry and dry cleaning manager: Laundry and dry cleaning managers oversee the laundry operations in an institutional laundry. They supervise laundry and dry cleaning staff, plan and enforce safety procedures, order supplies and oversee the laundry’s budget. Laundry and dry cleaning managers ensure the quality standards and that customers’ expectations are met.
Wholesale merchant in pharmaceutical goods: Wholesale merchants in pharmaceutical goods investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Technical sales representative in hardware, plumbing and heating equipment: Technical sales representatives in hardware, plumbing and heating equipment act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Second-hand goods specialised seller: Second-hand goods specialised sellers sell second-hand goods such as books, clothes, appliances etc. in specialised shops.
Membership manager: Membership managers oversee and coordinate the membership plan, support existing members and engage with possible new members. They analyse the market trend reports and develop marketing plans accordingly. Membership managers monitor and ensure the efficiency of processes, systems and strategies.
Furniture specialised seller: Furniture specialised sellers sell furniture and other household articles in specialised shops.
Computer and accessories specialised seller: Computer and accessories specialised sellers sell computers and other peripheral units in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in water transport equipment: Rental service representatives in water transport equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Fruit and vegetables specialised seller: Fruit and vegetables specialised sellers sell fruit and vegetables in specialised shops.
Textile specialised seller: Textile specialised sellers sell textiles, fabrics and haberdashery, etc. in specialised shops.
Technical sales representative in mining and construction machinery: Technical sales representatives in mining and construction machinery act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.
Rental service representative in office machinery and equipment: Rental service representatives in office machinery and equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Eyewear and optical equipment specialised seller: Eyewear and optical equipment specialised sellers sell glasses in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in meat and meat products: Wholesale merchants in meat and meat products investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Wholesale merchant in dairy products and edible oils: Wholesale merchants in dairy products and edible oils investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Garage manager: Garage managers oversee the work of road vehicle mechanics and administrative personnel. They organise the daily work and deal with clients.
Rental service representative in air transport equipment: Rental service representatives in air transport equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Ticket issuing clerk: Ticket issuing clerks provide service to customers, sell tickets and fit the reservation offer to customers’ needs. They sell tickets for all events such as sporting, cultural and leisure activities. They provide customers with information on offers and make the necessary arrangements.
Beverages specialised seller: Beverages specialised sellers sell beverages in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft: Wholesale merchants in machinery, industrial equipment, ships and aircraft investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Wholesale merchant in furniture, carpets and lighting equipment: Wholesale merchants in furniture, carpets and lighting equipment investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Motor vehicles specialised seller: Motor vehicles specialised sellers sell cars and motors vehicles in specialised shops.

 
Wholesale merchant in sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery: Wholesale merchants in sugar, chocolate and sugar confectionery investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Technical sales representative in electronic and telecommunications equipment: Technical sales representatives in electronic and telecommunications equipment act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Wholesale merchant in textile industry machinery: Wholesale merchants in textile industry machinery investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Wholesale merchant in coffee, tea, cocoa and spices: Wholesale merchants in coffee, tea, cocoa and spices investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Building materials specialised seller: Building materials specialised sellers sell building materials in specialised shops.
Shoe and leather accessories specialised seller: Shoe and leather accessories specialised sellers sell footwear in specialised shops.
Client relations manager:
Client relations managers act as the middle person between a company and its customers. They ensure that the customers are satisfied by providing them with guidance and explanation on their accounts and services received by the company. They also have possible other tasks such as developing plans or delivering proposals.
Cosmetics and perfume specialised seller: Cosmetics and perfume specialised sellers sell cosmetics and toilet articles in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in waste and scrap: Wholesale merchants in waste and scrap investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Department store manager: Department store managers organise and control the operations and staff of establishments which provide retail services.
Wholesale merchant in office machinery and equipment: Wholesale merchants in office machinery and equipment investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Wholesale merchant in watches and jewellery: Wholesale merchants in watches and jewellery investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Jewellery and watches specialised seller: Jewellery and watches specialised sellers sell, maintain and clean jewels and watches in specialised shops.
Toys and games specialised seller: Toys and games specialised sellers sell toys and games in specialised shops.
Domestic appliances specialised seller: Domestic appliances specialised sellers sell domestic appliances in specialised shops.
ICT account manager: ICT account managers build business relationships with customers to facilitate the sale of hardware, software, telecommunications or ICT services. They also identify opportunities and manage sourcing and delivery of products to customers. They achieve sales targets and maintain profitability.
Wholesale merchant in agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds: Wholesale merchants in agricultural raw materials, seeds and animal feeds investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Rental service representative in construction and civil engineering machinery: Rental service representatives in construction and civil engineering machinery are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Orthopaedic supplies specialised seller: Orthopaedic supplies specialised sellers sell orthopaedic goods in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in china and other glassware: Wholesale merchants in china and other glassware investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Meat and meat products specialised seller: Meat and meat products specialised sellers cut up and sell meat in specialised shops.
After-sales service technician: After-sales service technicians provide after-sales service support to customers, such as the installation, maintenance and repair of the sold products. They take corrective actions to ensure customers’ satisfaction, resolve technical product-related issues and write customer summary reports.
Wholesale merchant in machine tools: Wholesale merchants in machine tools investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Sales assistant: Sales assistants represent the direct contact with clients. They provide general advice to customers.
Wholesale merchant in electrical household appliances: Wholesale merchants in electrical household appliances investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Audio and video equipment specialised seller: Audio and video equipment specialised sellers sell audio and video equipment such as radio and television, CD, DVD etc. players and recorders in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in textiles and textile semi-finished and raw materials: Wholesale merchants in textiles and textile semi-finished and raw materials investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Rental service representative in trucks: Rental service representatives in trucks are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Wholesale merchant in office furniture: Wholesale merchants in office furniture investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Rental service representative in recreational and sports goods: Rental service representatives in recreational and sports goods are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
Wholesale merchant in hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies: Wholesale merchants in hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
ICT product manager: ICT product managers analyse and define current and target status for ICT products, services or solutions. They estimate the cost effectiveness, points of risk, opportunities, strengths and weaknesses of products or services provided. ICT product managers create structured plans and establish time scales and milestones, ensuring optimisation of activities and resources.
Medical goods specialised seller: Medical goods specialised sellers dispense medicinal drugs and provide advice.
Wholesale merchant in mining, construction and civil engineering machinery: Wholesale merchants in mining, construction and civil engineering machinery investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
ICT help desk agent: ICT help desk agents provide technical assistance to computer users, answer questions or solve computer problems for clients via telephone or electronically. They provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software.
Door to door seller: Door to door sellers sell goods and services door to door.
Hawker: Hawkers sell goods and services on established routes, street and market locations.
Advertising copywriter: Advertising copywriters are responsible for the written or verbal design of advertisements and commercials. They write slogans, catchphrases, etc. Advertising copywriters work closely together with advertising artists.
Tobacco specialised seller: Tobacco specialised sellers sell tobacco products in specialised shops.
Technical sales representative in machinery and industrial equipment: Technical sales representatives in machinery and industrial equipment act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Wholesale merchant in metals and metal ores: Wholesale merchants in metals and metal ores investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Rental service representative in agricultural machinery and equipment: Rental service representatives in agricultural machinery and equipment are in charge of renting out equipment and determining specific periods of usage. They document transactions, insurances and payments.
ICT buyer: ICT buyers create and place purchase orders for ICT products and services, handle receiving and invoice issues, assess current procurement practices and effectively apply strategic sourcing methodologies. They build relationships with strategic vendors and negotiate price, quality, service levels and delivery terms.
Service manager: Service managers are responsible for the supervision and coordination of the provision of different professional and technical services to customers. They ensure a smooth interaction with clients and high levels of satisfaction post-service. This occupation includes the provision of policing, correctional, library, legal and fire services.
Technical sales representative in chemical products: Technical sales representatives in chemical products act for a business to sell its merchandise while providing technical insight for customers.
Flower and garden specialised seller: Flower and garden specialised sellers sell flowers, plants, seeds and/or fertilisers in specialised shops.
Wholesale merchant in chemical products: Wholesale merchants in chemical products investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Market vendor: Market vendors sell products such as fruit, vegetables and household products on organised outdoor or indoor market places. They use sales techniques to recommend their goods to passersby.

Optional knowledge

Product comprehension is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Trade regional manager: Trade regional managers are responsible for activities and staff in an assigned region for a specific chain of stores.

Production supervisor: Production supervisors coordinate, plan and direct manufacturing and production processes. They are responsible for reviewing production schedules or orders as well as dealing with staff in these production areas.
3D printing technician: 3D Printing technicians assist in the designing and programming of products, ranging from prosthetic products to 3D miniatures. They may also provide 3D printing maintenance, check 3D renders for customers and run 3D printing tests. 3D printing technicians can also repair, maintain and clean 3D printers.
Debt collector: Debt collectors compile debt owned to the organisation or third parties, mostly in cases when the debt is past its due date.

Product manager: Product development managers are responsible for managing the lifecycle of a product. They research and develop new products in addition to managing existing ones through market research and strategic planning. Product managers perform marketing and planning activities to increase profits.
Shop supervisor: Shop supervisors are responsible for the smooth operation of stores according to regulations and company policy. They oversee business activities such budgets, inventory and customer service. Shop supervisors also monitor employees’ performance and ensure that goals are being met.
Pricing specialist: Pricing specialists analyse production prices, market trends and competitors in order to establish the right price, taking brand and marketing concepts into consideration.

 


 

References

  1. Product comprehension – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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