Grant’s role involves working with sales managers at Nissan dealerships to make sure they are meeting the company’s objectives. The sales managers oversee teams of salespeople to try to ensure performance is the best it can be. If you’re interested in getting into sales, you may wish to start off in a sales team and work your way up to sales manager or, like Grant, sales performance manager.
- Sales manager salary: £22,000 to £70,000
- Sales manager working hours: 38 to 40 hours
What qualifications do you need to be a sales performance manager?
- Typical entry requirements: You could do a degree before joining a company as a graduate management trainee. Relevant subjects include sales and marketing management, business management or retail marketing. For some jobs, like selling hi-tech scientific or engineering equipment, employers may prefer you to have a qualification in that field. You could complete a sales executive higher apprenticeship and apply for a trainee manager job. You could also apply directly to companies for sales management roles. You’ll need experience in sales and a record of achieving targets. Most employers will consider your sales and management experience to be more important than your qualifications. In some jobs you could travel around the world to meet customers, so it may be helpful to speak a second language.
This information is a guide (source: National Careers Service)
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