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Posted on: October 6th, 2010 / In: Sales Jobs

Sales managers direct a company’s sales program. They assign sales territories, set goals, and establish training programs for their sales representatives. Sales managers may also advise their sales representatives on ways to improve their sales performances and achieve goals and obtain expected quotas.  But finally the real action is to be performed by the Sales Associate, who runs the helter-skelter to acquire the targets. Yet that’s not the only job responsibility of a Sales Associates Job. Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service. Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts. Direct and coordinate activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, real estate or other subjects of sale. Determine price schedules and discount rates. Review operational records and reports to project sales and determine profitability. Direct, coordinate, and review activities in sales and service accounting and recordkeeping, and in receiving and shipping operations. Confer or consult with department heads to plan advertising services and to secure information on equipment and customer specifications. Advise dealers and distributors on policies and operating procedures to ensure functional effectiveness of business. Prepare budgets and approve budget expenditures. Represent company at trade association meetings to promote products as well as plan and direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs. Visit franchised dealers to stimulate interest in establishment or expansion of leasing programs. Confer with potential customers regarding equipment needs and advise customers on types of equipment to purchase.

Sales Associate jobs require a minimum qualification of Graduation, but one may find out that Post Graduates and MBA holders are also queuing for an opportunity to work as a Sales Associate. Sales industry is tremendously rising through the ranks and is ever blossoming industry that produces tremendous jobs, and to work in such a field is quite refreshing as well as helps in the upward movement of ones career path.

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