Sales Manager Sales Manager

If you’re good at sales and want to lead a team then look no further. You’ll need to organise and lead your team of Sales staff to try and increase revenue.

Job Summary

  • Maximise all opportunities within existing and new customer base
  • Compile account plans for top venues and accounts
  • Increase new business client relationships
  • Maintain excellent product knowledge at all times
  • Maximise marketing opportunities i.e. through websites, newsletters or social networking sites
  • Be aware of competitor activities and industry trends 
  • Develop sales strategies and set sales targets
  • Deal with some major customer accounts yourself
  • Report back to senior managers
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors.

Skills required

  • Excellent customer care
  • Experience within a sales role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to inspire customer, client and venues trust and confidence
  • Good business sense
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • The ability to work calmly under pressure

Qualifications and Training

You don’t actually need any qualifications to be a Sales Consultant. However, employers will expect you to be educated to a high level and you may want to continue this trend if you want to progress up this career ladder.

Salary Expectations

A Sales Manager can start by earning between £23,000 and £35,000 a year, this can move up to £55,000 and even higher depending on your experience, skill and the business you work for.

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

Opportunities to meet an array of people

You can lead your own team and spearhead some major projects which can have far-reaching effects within your company

*Figures from December 2015