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Are you the sales guy which everyone wants in their team? Can you travel all over the place, make tons of money and always aim to be high in demand?
Does your thoughts or life always revolves around sales and generating revenue? Wanna know where do sales people go when they are done with sales?

Here are top 3 career opportunities for people with sales experience:
1) Account Manager
2) Strategic Account Manager
3) Director of Sales

1) Account Manager:
A successful Account Manager is highly proactive, methodical and adopts innovative working practice. Its an advanced role where you are expected to identify and develop renewable business opportunities to create and maintain strong client relationships.
The ideal Account Manager candidate possesses:
• Professional sales exposure, at least 2-5 years experience;
• A strong consultative selling approach with a proven track record of success;
• The self motivation to individually generate new business and manage existing accounts (up selling and cross selling of deliverables);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. These include enhanced influencing, presentation and professional sales skills;
• The desire to work as a member of a success-oriented team;
• A methodical approach combined with creativity, determination and persistence;
• A degree in business or related discipline and professional sales training;
• All candidates must have written and verbal fluency in English. Foreign language is desirable.

2) Strategic Account Manager:
Strategic Account Manager plays a stimulating role which requires market expertise and superior negotiation skills. You need to be ambitious and goal oriented, use a blend of tactical and creative sales skills to provide sophisticated and customized sales solutions to build long term relationships with clients.

The ideal Strategic Account Manager candidate possesses:

• Strong experience with sales, territory management, and lead generation;
• Experience of selling bespoke business to business solutions at a senior level;
• Strong goal attachment;
• Exceptional time-management skills;
• Ability to motivate and lead a team;
• Proactive approach to problem solving;
• Ability to interact with staff members at all levels within the company;
• Superior attitude and interpersonal skills; and
• Ability to handle sensitive staff issues both confidentially and professionally

3) Director of Sales:
Ability to create and maintain strong relations with premier clients by applying flexible and creative sales process. Need to have a blend of managerial and leadership skills.
The ideal Director of Sales candidate possesses:
• Minimum of 5-7 years of successful sales experience;
• Experience leading a goal-oriented sales team;
• Familiarity with sales, territory management, and lead generation;
• Strong goal attachment and a proactive approach to problem solving;
• Exceptional time management skills;
• Ability to motivate and lead a team;
• A methodical approach combined with creativity, determination and persistence;
• A degree in business or related discipline, and professional sales training would be a distinct advantage;
• Ability to interact with staff members at all levels within the company;
• Positive attitude and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to handle sensitive staff issues both confidentially and professionally; and
• All candidates must have written and verbal fluency in English. A second foreign language is desirable.

Other career paths which sales people can explore are:
1) Straight-commission sales
2) Business ownership
3) Company’s representative
4) Sell your professional services – training, seminar, writing books etc.
5) Franchise owner

 

Happy Sales!

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