In the sales department of a company, a sales engineer account manager is one of the catalysts in business growth. Serving as one of the leaders in a sales team, a sales engineer account manager is responsible for the entire sales cycle, from the very beginnings of customer acquisition to post-sales customer interaction.
A sales engineer account manager spends most of their time developing the sales cycle and finding new ways to improve it in order to stimulate growth. They also typically work closely with the marketing department as sales is heavily tied in with the company's marketing strategies. Plus, they may assist other departments to ensure that the company works cohesively to meet its sales goals.
A master's degree in business administration is a huge advantage for this type of role, but the minimum requirement for many employers is a bachelor's degree, be it in business, marketing, engineering, or another relevant major. On top of educational requirements, most employers also look for candidates with extensive experience in sales and marketing and may show a preference towards candidates with leadership experience.
The requirements may be high, but the compensation of roughly $106,000 a year is a great motivator to aim for this career path.