Sales Director

Lead sales teams while overseeing strategies for business revenue growth.
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What's it like to be a Sales Director?

Sales Directors drive revenue for businesses by leading and managing sales teams. Their duties include setting sales goals, designing strategies and overseeing the execution of plans. They also nurture client relationships, keep an eye on market trends and make sure their team's progress is aligned to sales goals. Sales Directors are found across various industries, such as retail, technology and finance. They typically have skills in leadership, strategic thinking and communication that helps them motivate their teams and drive sustainable business growth.

Tasks and duties

  • Setting sales targets and developing strategies to achieve them.
  • Leading and managing sales teams, providing guidance and support.
  • Identifying new market opportunities and trends.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Analysing sales data and performance metrics.
  • Developing pricing strategies and negotiating deals.
  • Creating and implementing sales training programs.
How to become a Sales Director

Becoming an effective Sales Director requires you to have a combination of education, experience and strong leadership abilities.

  1. Complete a relevant bachelor degree. To gain a strong foundation in sales and business principles, study a degree in business, marketing or another relevant field.

  2. Get relevant sales experience. Consider starting in an entry-level role such as Sales Representative, Account Manager or Business Development Executive.

  3. Develop your leadership skills. Hone in on your leadership qualities like team management, strategic thinking and effective communication by attending workshops or courses on leadership and management. Study negotiation, relationship-building and consultative selling skills while staying informed about emerging sales technologies and trends.

  4. Consider further education. You could enrol in an advanced degree such as a Master of Business Administration to enhance your knowledge of commerce and business strategy.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Having the right skills and experience can make you an in-demand applicant. Sales Director employers on JobStreet are looking for job seekers with expertise in the following areas.
Sales Management
Fixed Income
Results Focused
Commercial Acumen
Communication Skills
Service Industry
Software as A Service
Strategic Thinking
Business Administration
Problem Solving
Self Motivation
Microsoft Office
Analytical Thinking
Time Management
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