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Real-Life Sales Manager Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Sales Manager field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33760Senior Sales SupervisorFemale31 $100,000Bonney Lake, WA01/01/2010
33570Sales ManagerFemale24 $30,000Russellville, NY01/01/2010
33479Sales ManagerMale26 $75,000Gulf Breeze, NY01/01/2010
33494Sales ManagerFemale25 $105,000Oak Grove, MO01/01/2010
33419Office Manager SalesFemale31 $35,000hamilton, OH01/01/2010

Overview

The primary function of a sales manager is to serve as the ringleader for the entire sales team and help guide everyone to success. Sales managers are typically in charge of recruiting other sales staff members, creating an overall sales plan that the team will work to accomplish, and reporting all progress to other managers within the company.

Sales managers are dedicated to achieving growth in sales and increasing the profits of a company. As the saying goes, ?If you keep doing what you?ve always done, you?ll keep getting what you?ve always gotten.? Since sales managers are the driving force behind sales numbers, they are always looking for new things to try and changes to make in order to reach a higher level of success. Some tactics often used for improvement include encouraging sales team members to exceed their goals and working with other departments within the company to identify new potential customers.

Think you have what it takes to make it as a successful sales manager? Would you like to learn even more about this career path and what it entails? Take a look at the career profiles below. We have interviewed actual sales managers to help give you a better idea of what life really looks like for these individuals.


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