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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|
|Regional Manager, Americas||ATC Ny B.V.||New York, NY||Dec 05, 2013||$240,000|
|Regional Manager-North America||Lifestyle Medicine Institute LLC||Loma Linda, CA||Sep 22, 2014||$220,000|
|Regional Manager||Brandmagic Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 15, 2016||$206,170 -
|Regional Manager, Northern Latin America||Brainlab, Inc.||Miami, FL||Dec 01, 2013||$190,000|
|Regional Manager, Banco de LA Gente||Peoples Bank||Charlotte, NC||Apr 21, 2015||$187,199|
|Deputy Regional Manager||Bechtel Communications, Inc.||Frederick, MD||Nov 15, 2013||$179,016|
|Regional Manager, Origination and Producer Services||Direct Energy, LP||Houston, TX||Dec 21, 2015||$170,000|
|Regional Manager, Origination and Producer Services||Direct Energy, LP||Iselin, NJ||Apr 01, 2016||$170,000|
|Director, Regional Manager, Global Transactional Services||Westpac Banking Corporation||New York, NY||Mar 30, 2015||$170,000|
|Regional Consulting Manager||Skytap, Inc.||Seattle, WA||Jul 13, 2015||$170,000 -
|Regional Manager||Compass Group USA Inc.||Boston, MA||Oct 01, 2014||$167,622|
|Regional Manager||Compass Group USA Inc.||Winthrop Town, MA||Oct 01, 2014||$167,622|
|Regional Manager||Compass Group USA Inc.||Brockton, MA||Oct 01, 2014||$167,622|
|Region Manager||CVS RX Services, Inc.||Lincoln, RI||Dec 09, 2013||$167,607 -
|Regional Manager||Engineering Design & Manufacturing Services Inc.||Surgoinsville, TN||Sep 21, 2013||$127,000 -
|Regional Manager||T. E. H. Management LLC||Reading, PA||Oct 09, 2016||$126,000|
|Regional Manager Program Office||Jabil Circuit Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 30, 2015||$124,176|
|Manager, Regional Route Management Americas||DHL-Danzas Corporation D/B/A DHL Global Forwarding||Miami, FL||Nov 01, 2013||$122,400|
|Regional Manager, West Coast Operations||Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc.||Emeryville, CA||Oct 11, 2013||$121,000|
|Regional Manager||Stryker Instruments, A Division of Stryker Corporation||Encinitas, CA||Mar 09, 2016||$120,175|
|Regional Manager, North America||Micromine USA Inc.||Englewood, CO||May 11, 2015||$89,627 -
|Manager B, Region PMU||Chemonics International, Inc.||Washington, DC||Jun 13, 2016||$89,606 -
|Regional Manager||Bixolon America Inc.||Torrance, CA||May 20, 2016||$89,523|
|Regional Manager||GNTI USA, Inc.||Los Angeles, CA||Jun 14, 2016||$89,523|
|Regional Manager Latin America||Eyewear Designs Ltd.||Miami, FL||Feb 02, 2015||$87,450|
|China Regional Manager||HS Capital Partners, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Jan 10, 2016||$87,300|
|Regional Manager of Latin American Sales||Hy-Point Farms Inc.||Wilmington, DE||Sep 01, 2014||$86,527|
|Regional Manager, Europe||L Brands Service Company, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 09, 2016||$85,342 -
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