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Become A Director Of Sales

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Working As A Director Of Sales

  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $114,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Director Of Sales Do

A Director Of Sales supervises all sales activities of a company and coordinates the sales team. Their primary responsibilities include developing and implementing the strategic plans, hitting annual targets, and maintaining strong relationships with customers.

How To Become A Director Of Sales

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.

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183 Director Of Sales jobs

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Sales Director

$114,000 Estimated

Jobleads
Ashburn, VA
Director, Sales Management

$114,000 Estimated

PNC Bank
Ashburn, VA
Out of Branch Sales Supervisor

$43,280 Estimated

Bar Louie
Ashburn, VA
Front of House Manager

$30,340 Estimated

Tempsplus Inc.
Ashburn, VA
SALES ASSISTANTS FOR NEW HOME SALES | ASHBURN

$65,191 Estimated

7-Eleven
Ashburn, VA
Sales Associate

$97,970 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Master Principal Sales Consultant

$94,192 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Principal Sales Consultant

$94,192 Estimated

Avon
Ashburn, VA
Work From Home - Earn 40% of Sales - AVON Sales Rep (Ashburn,VA)

$50,939 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Applications Sales Representative III

$50,000 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Applications Sales Representative III

$50,000 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Applications Sales Representative III

$50,000 Estimated

Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Experienced Sales Professional

$60,820 Estimated

Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Business Development / Sales Professional

$60,820 Estimated

Virginia Tire and Auto
Ashburn, VA
Automotive Sales Associate

$97,970 Estimated

9Round
Ashburn, VA
Fitness Trainer Sales & Training

$58,210 Estimated

The Home Depot
Ashburn, VA
Retail Sales Associate

$97,970 Estimated

Oracle
Ashburn, VA
Applications Sales Representative IV

$50,000 Estimated

Etsms
Ashburn, VA
Sales Marketing

$127,104 Estimated

Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation
Ashburn, VA
Sales Professional

$60,820 Estimated

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Real Director Of Sales Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director-Asia Sales CLSA Americas LLC New York, NY May 15, 2016 $325,000
Director, Institutional Sales Foreign Exchange Commonwealth Bank of Australia New York, NY Jul 01, 2016 $280,000
Director, Institutional Sales Foreign Exchange Commonwealth Bank of Australia New York, NY Jan 07, 2016 $280,000
Asia Sales Director CLSA Americas LLC New York, NY Aug 10, 2015 $275,000
Director, Asia Sales CLSA Americas LLC New York, NY Feb 15, 2016 $275,000
Director Fixed Income Sales Commonwealth Bank of Australia New York, NY Apr 28, 2016 $260,000
Director; Equity Sales Merrill Lynch New York, NY Feb 09, 2016 $250,000
Director, European Equities Sales Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2015 $250,000
Director; Equity Sales Merrill Lynch New York, NY Oct 17, 2016 $240,000 -
$260,000
Director Sales Force Effectiveness & Analytics, Primary Care Actavis, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Apr 02, 2016 $229,382
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Top Skills for A Director Of Sales

RevenueGrowthProductDevelopmentStrategicPartnershipsBusinessDevelopmentTerritoryCustomerServiceSalesRepsFinancialSalesStrategiesQuotaNewSalesSalesGoalsAnnualSalesPTradeShowsMarketShareAdditionalSalesStaffDirectSalesSalesPlans

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Top Director Of Sales Skills

  1. Revenue Growth
  2. Product Development
  3. Strategic Partnerships
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drive revenue growth by proactively motivating sales staff and fostering a dynamic work culture.
  • Company liquidated selling off technology and patents because of the inability to shorten timeliness from product development to commercial usage.
  • Directed formation and development of this administrative services company, including financing, marketing, lead generation, and strategic partnerships.
  • Overachieved annual revenue and marketing goals and produced record setting year in new business development in a soft economy.
  • Key responsibilities included sales, profit, forecasting, opportunity identification, territory growth, channel strategies, and management.

Top Director Of Sales Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Director Of Sales

  1. Mary Kay
  2. Holiday Inn
  3. Candlewood Suites
  4. Hampton Inn
  5. Pepsico
  6. Hilton Garden Inn
  7. Hewlett Packard
  8. At&T
  9. Verizon Wireless
  10. Miraca Life Sciences
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Director Of Sales Videos

Sales Training Video - The Role of the Sales Manager

Sales: A Great Sales Manager - Here's What it Takes

A Day In The Life | MassiveJoes.com National Sales Manager Neve Mills | June 2015 | Massive Joes