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You might hire a sales manager to:

  • Deeply understand a company’s offerings and coach team members to connect products to customer needs
  • Hire, train, motivate, and advise a team of sales representatives

  • Achieve company objectives through effective planning, setting quota, analyzing performance data, and projecting future performance

  • Continuously develop personal leadership, hiring, and training skills while ensuring the team is using effective sales tactics to meet revenue objectives
  • Generate leads, and build and nurture client relationships

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Required Skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
7+ years in sales management within a corporate setting
Advanced degree
Proven track record of success in the sales cycle from plan to close
Motivational speaking experience
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills — and superb leadership ability
Proven success rate at levels above quotas
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