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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|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||BD Energy Systems LLC||Houston, TX||Sep 22, 2015||$178,402|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||Z Collection, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 01, 2012||$160,000|
|Senior Director-Sales & Business Development||Hetero USA Inc.||Piscataway, NJ||Oct 01, 2014||$157,000|
|Director of Sales & Business Development||AERO International, Inc.||Sterling, VA||Dec 15, 2009||$156,458|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||BD Energy Systems||Houston, TX||Sep 16, 2015||$139,100|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||BD Energy Systems LLC||Houston, TX||Oct 12, 2015||$126,810 -
|Director of Sales and Business Development||BD Energy Systems||Houston, TX||Sep 15, 2012||$125,000|
|Director Sales and Business Development||Einfochips, Inc.||Irvine, CA||Sep 19, 2014||$124,301|
|Director, Sales & Business Development||Einfochips, Inc.||Sunnyvale, CA||Feb 15, 2011||$120,099|
|Director, Global Energy Sales and Business Develop||Blueview Technologies, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Oct 01, 2011||$112,500|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||Einfochips, Inc.||Westborough, MA||May 01, 2015||$108,264|
|Director of Sales and Business Development||World Trade Center Fort Lauderdale LLC||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Jan 02, 2016||$100,000|
|Director of Sales & Business Development||Routematch Software, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Oct 01, 2015||$100,000 -
|Director, Sales and Business Development||Airsprint Us, Inc.||Broomfield, CO||Aug 15, 2013||$100,000|
|Director, Sales and Business Development||Airsprint Us, Inc.||Broomfield, CO||Feb 25, 2013||$100,000|
|Sales Director/Business Developmnet||Molds Unlimited, Inc.||Hialeah, FL||Dec 17, 2014||$98,093|
|Director of Sales & Business Development||Routematch Software, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Oct 01, 2015||$98,000 -
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