What does a Sales Manager do?
Area sales managers are responsible for tracking, recording, and monitoring sales teams within a region. Working for medium and large organizations, area sales managers not only make sales and secure new clients but also travel regionally to meet with sales teams and other sales managers to measure growth and plan new sales goals. Area sales managers exist across numerous industries. Advancement to regional sales management positions may be possible with successful years of service and advanced degrees attainment.
Area managers require a Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications, or other related fields. A Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related fields may be preferred in some industries. Specialized knowledge or experience, including licenses and certificates, may be preferred for area managers in specialized fields. This role requires strong communication and interpersonal skills.
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