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Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.Education
Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree, although some have a master’s degree. Educational requirements are less strict for job candidates who have significant work experience. Courses in business law, management, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, marketing, and statistics are advantageous.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Work experience is typically required for someone to become a sales manager. The preferred duration varies, but employers usually seek candidates who have at least 1 to 5 years of experience in sales.
Sales managers typically enter the occupation from other sales and related occupations, such as sales representatives or purchasing agents. In small organizations, the number of sales manager positions often is limited, so advancement for sales workers usually comes slowly. In large organizations, promotion may occur more quickly.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Sales managers must collect and interpret complex data to target the most promising geographic areas and demographic groups, and determine the most effective sales strategies.
Communication skills. Sales managers need to work with colleagues and customers, so they must be able to communicate clearly.
Customer-service skills. When helping to make a sale, sales managers must listen and respond to the customer’s needs.
Leadership skills. Sales managers must be able to evaluate how their sales staff performs and must develop strategies for meeting sales goals.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Manging Director, Sales and Marketing||FX Solutions LLC||Saddle River, NJ||Apr 01, 2011||$550,000|
|Director Sales & Marketing, Carib & South America||888 Digital, Inc.||Doral, FL||Sep 13, 2013||$317,258|
|Senior Director of Lucentis Sales & Marketing||Genentech, Inc.||South San Francisco, CA||Dec 01, 2013||$295,000|
|Managing Director, Sales and Marketing||Siguler Guff & Company LP||New York, NY||Mar 21, 2016||$250,000|
|Director of Sales & Marketing||Esalon.Com LLC||Culver City, CA||Jul 01, 2013||$195,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Highgate Hotels LP||New York, NY||Jun 15, 2013||$190,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Esalon.Com, LLC||Marina del Rey, CA||Jul 01, 2011||$190,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||GHM (South Beach) LLC||Miami Beach, FL||Jan 31, 2011||$185,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||GHM (South Beach) LLC||Miami Beach, FL||Oct 01, 2011||$185,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Chia USA, LLC||New York, NY||Mar 01, 2014||$184,000|
|Director of Sales & Marketing||Seeing MacHines, Inc.||Boston, MA||Nov 29, 2013||$180,000 -
|National Director of Sales and Marketing||Park Strategy LLC||Carlsbad, CA||Dec 09, 2016||$177,070|
|Senior Director of Sales and Marketing||Calamp Wireless Networks Corporation||Renton, WA||Nov 03, 2016||$145,850 -
|Director of Sales & Marketing||EURO-American Brands, LLC||Paramus, NJ||Oct 01, 2015||$144,608|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Cushnie Et Ochs||New York, NY||Sep 19, 2011||$140,000|
|Corporate Director, Sales and Marketing||Gansevoort Hotel LLC||New York, NY||Oct 12, 2015||$140,000|
|Corporate Director, Sales and Marketing||TGA II LLC||New York, NY||Oct 12, 2015||$140,000|
|Director of Sales Marketing||Adaptly, Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 15, 2014||$140,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Cushnie Et Ochs||New York, NY||Sep 02, 2014||$140,000|
|Director of Sales and Marketing||Calamp Corp.||Renton, WA||Nov 27, 2013||$135,678 -
|Director, Sales & Marketing||Sky Holding Company, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Aug 08, 2011||$115,000|
|Director Sales and Marketing||Fabless Labs Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 05, 2014||$115,000|
|Director, Sales and Marketing||Sky Holding Company, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Aug 02, 2011||$115,000|
|Director, Medisystems Sales and Marketing||Nxstage Medical, Inc.||Lawrence, MA||Jan 16, 2011||$115,000 -
|Director of Sales & Marketing||Whygo Americas Inc.||Addison, TX||Mar 01, 2011||$112,694|
|Director of Color Sales & Marketing||Topline Products Company, Inc.||Wayne, NJ||Mar 16, 2015||$104,900 -
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