How to Hire a Sales Manager

Does your growing business need a sales managers? It sounds self-explanatory, but sales managers can help your company increase sales and revenue. The right hire will have measurable and positive impacts on your company’s sales numbers.

Here are some tips to help you find great sales manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $15.55 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$93.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Sales Manager?

Hiring sales manager is necessary position in most industries. After all, sales keep businesses sustainable. Sales managers can grow your customer base and increase profits with creative, efficient, and business-minded strategies.

• Increased sales
• Oversee sales department
• Develop and maintain business relationships

Skills to look for in a great Sales Manager

A great sales manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Bachelor’s degree is preferred
• Associate’s degree considered with multiple years of applicable experience
• CRM software knowledge
• Natural business acumen
• Tenacity
• Charm

Writing a Sales Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified accountant candidates. A sales manager job description should include a compelling summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

• Salesperson
• Sales Associate
• Sales

Interviewing Sales Manager candidates

Strong candidates for sales manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they’ve increased sales in past positions
• CRM platforms they are familiar with
• How to stick out in competitive markets

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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