Field Sales Manager

Field Sales Manager Job Description

Field Sales Managers Direct Organizations' Sales Teams. They Set Sales Goals, Analyze Data, And Develop Training Programs For Organizations’ Sales Representatives.

Sales Managers Advise Sales Representatives On Ways To Improve Their Sales Performance. In Large Multiproduct Organizations, They Oversee Regional And Local Sales Managers And Their Staffs.

Sales Managers Also Stay In Contact With Dealers And Distributors. They Analyze Sales Statistics That Their Staff Gathers, Both To Determine The Sales Potential And Inventory Requirements Of Products And Stores And To Monitor Customers' Preferences.

Sales Managers’ Responsibilities Vary With The Size Of The Organization They Work For. However, Most Sales Managers Direct The Distribution Of Goods And Services By Assigning Sales Territories, Setting Sales Goals, And Establishing Training Programs For The Organization’s Sales Representatives.

Some Sales Managers Recruit, Hire, And Train New Members Of The Sales Staff.

Sales Managers Work Closely With Managers From Other Departments. For Example, The Marketing Department Identifies New Customers That The Sales Department Can Target. The Relationship Between These Two Departments Is Critical To Helping An Organization Expand Its Client Base. Because Sales Managers Monitor Customers’ Preferences And Stores’ And Organizations’ Inventory Needs, They Work Closely With Research And Design Departments And Warehousing Departments.

Field Sales Manager Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • Monitor customer preferences to determine the focus of sales efforts
  • Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service
  • Prepare budgets and approve expenditures
  • Analyze sales statistics
  • Project sales and determine the profitability of products and services
  • Determine discount rates or special pricing plans
  • Plan and coordinate training programs for sales staff
  • Develop plans to acquire new customers or clients, through direct sales techniques, cold calling, and business-to-business marketing visits
  • Assign sales territories and set sales quotas

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