Sales Manager

"Attitude determines Altitude" ~David Banks

WORKING CONDITIONS?

Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers work in offices close to those of top managers. Working under pressure is unavoidable when schedules change and problems arise, but deadlines and goals still must be met.

Substantial travel may be required in order to meet with customers and consult with others in the industry. Sales managers travel to national, regional, and local offices and to the offices of various dealers and distributors. Advertising and promotions managers may travel to meet with clients or representatives of communications media. At times, public relations managers travel to meet with special-interest groups or government officials. Job transfers between headquarters and regional offices are common, particularly among sales managers.

Long hours, including evenings and weekends are common. In 2008, over 80 percent of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers worked 40 hours or more a week.

SALARY?

MassachusettsHourly$32.51$43.34$59.95$83.23$0.00

Yearly$67,620$90,140$124,700$173,120$0

United StatesHourly$25.46$34.72$50.60$72.41$0.00

Yearly$52,950$72,210$105,260$150,610$0

TASKS?

  • ~Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service.
  • ~Oversee regional and local sales managers and their staffs.
  • ~Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, real estate or other subjects of sale.
  • ~Plan and direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs.
  • ~Determine price schedules and discount rates.
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