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Sales Managers

$130.6K Median Salary 37K Job Openings (Annual Projection) 7% Job Growth


About This Career

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Reported Job Titles

District Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Sales and Marketing Vice President (Sales and Marketing VP), Sales Director, Sales Manager, Sales Supervisor, Sales Vice President (Sales VP)

Skills You'll Need

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Oral Comprehension
Oral Expression
Written Comprehension
Deductive Reasoning
Speech Clarity
Speech Recognition
Written Expression
Fluency of Ideas
Inductive Reasoning
Problem Sensitivity
Information Ordering
Category Flexibility
Near Vision
Mathematical Reasoning
Number Facility


Sales and Marketing
Customer and Personal Service
English Language
Administration and Management
Education and Training
Communications and Media
Computers and Electronics
Personnel and Human Resources


Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Reading Comprehension
Service Orientation
Social Perceptiveness
Active Learning
Complex Problem Solving
Judgment and Decision Making
Management of Personnel Resources
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Time Management
Learning Strategies
Management of Financial Resources

Technology Skills

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data base user interface and query software
Customer relationship management CRM software
Development environment software
Business intelligence and data analysis software
Presentation software
Web page creation and editing software
Electronic mail software
Video conferencing software
Cloud-based data access and sharing software
Financial analysis software
Sales and marketing software
Human resources software
Analytical or scientific software
Project management software
Accounting software
Graphics or photo imaging software
Word processing software
Transaction security and virus protection software
Data base reporting software
Calendar and scheduling software
Spreadsheet software
Geographic information system
Enterprise system management software
Document management software
Desktop communications software
Desktop publishing software
Video creation and editing software
Office suite software
Operating system software
Data base management system software
Computer aided design CAD software
Object or component oriented development software
Internet browser software
Cloud-based management software
Data mining software
Web platform development software
Inventory management software
Process mapping and design software
Information retrieval or search software


Notebook computers
Desktop computers
Personal computers
Tablet computers