Sales managers are responsible for managing a team of sales representatives that are assigned to sell a product/service, or for working with other businesses who may be their clients. Duties include recruiting and training sales staff, developing sales strategies, setting targets, monitoring the performance of the team and reporting to senior managers. If you have a strong interest in sales as well as excellent leadership and management abilities, you might want to consider becoming a sales manager. Experience in the field is more important than academic qualifications for this profession. You can improve your employment prospects by getting a degree or a professional qualification from the Institute of Sales Management (ISM).
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