Career outlook for sales manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would organise, coach and lead a team of sales representatives to work towards agreed sales targets.
You would be responsible for a team of sales representatives who are selling a product or service. You may specialise in a field such as business to business sales. You may also be the area manager for sales across a set area or sales patch.
- Hire and train sales staff
- Allocate areas to sales reps
- Develop sales strategies and set sales targets
- Check on the team’s performance and push them to reach targets
- Give feedback and coaching to team members
- Gather and analyse sales figures
- Collect customer feedback and market research
- Report back to senior managers
- Keep up to date with products and competitors
In some jobs you may also handle some major customer accounts yourself, or you may be involved with marketing as well as sales.
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