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Sales Industry Overview
Key to the top line of most enterprises, sales is a core business function. The head of any business -- whether it’s the owner of a one-person shop or the CEO of a major corporation -- is often the salesperson-in-chief. In addition to the sales jobs in their own sales departments, many companies use related services or products -- ranging from sales automation software to swag for trade shows -- that create many more jobs in sales.
Sales Job Market
More than 340,000 people held jobs as sales managers in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); another 40,100 sales manager jobs are projected to be added by 2020. Sales engineer jobs numbered 66,400 in 2010, and the profession is expected to grow by 9,500 jobs over the decade. Millions more sales jobs are in frontline roles.
Sales employment varies widely in its complexity, but consumer-facing salespeople generally put forth a simpler pitch than their counterparts in business-to-business or commercial sales. Ever more sales careers are dependent on in-depth knowledge of sales-tracking systems; in many industries, sales reps who don’t leverage technology to boost efficiency and close more deals are an endangered species. And while technology may replace many sales assistant jobs, professionals who can make a human connection and consistently deliver new and returning buyers should find strong sales job opportunities.
Common sales job titles include sales assistant, sales associate, sales representative, inside sales representative, outside sales representative, sales agent, sales account executive, sales engineer, sales manager, sales director and vice president of sales.
Salaries in sales vary widely, depending on the particular job in sales, the product or service being sold, the sales commission structure and the sales rep’s talent for closing the deal. Sales representatives (excluding those who sell wholesale, manufacturing, scientific and technical products) earned median salaries of $50,630 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Median annual wages for sales managers were $101,640. Sales engineers, who typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in science or technology, earned median wages of $89,330.
Description Penske Truck Leasing is looking for a high-energy and self-directed B2B lease sales representative to retain and develop business. We are looking for someone who is creative and thinks outside the box to get the sale! The qualified candidate will have a history of personal and professional achievement, sales and customer service oriented background and a relationship builder. Work for...
Inside Sales Associate -Entry Level- College Grad Electro Industries, the leader in web based smart grid meter solutions, is looking for Inside Sales Associate for our Sales Team. Job Purpose: Generate Leads and Sales Duties: * Contacting Engineers about applications involving power metering products via phone and email * Following up on open projects and leads * Finding additional leads via the i...
Growing Fullerton solar company looking for an experienced, motivated and results-driven appointment setter. Position includes inside sales, administrative and data management duties. Looking for someone with excellent phone skills, proficient in computers and software applications, with strong customer service skills and experience, home improvement experience a plus but not required. Must be abl...
Company Confidential Tampa, FL
Number of Positions: 10 Job Category: Sales Account Executive Outside Sales Contract Type: Full Time Salary: $36,000 + based on experience Commission: Yes - Unlimited Benefits: Yes Location: FLORIDA Fort Myers and the surrounding areas including - Tampa, Bradenton, Sarasota, Saint Petersburg, and Naples. * We also have opportunities on the East Coast of Florida West Palm Beach and surrounding area...
General Summary: As a Family Dollar Store Manager in Training you will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service while assisting the Training Manager in the daily operation of a retail store. Under the direction, training and observation of the Training Manager, the Store Manager in Training (SMIT) maintains inventories, store appearance and completes daily paperwork. The Store Man...
Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94105
Looking for Cold Calling Hunters and Door to Door Rock Stars Position Summary: Increase sales of all commercial broadband services, commercial video products and telephony products to new, former and existing small business customers. Consult with customers and prospects to promote the breadth of products and services within the assigned area. Learn customers’ short term and long-term needs and re...
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A national publicly traded manufacturer needs a Sales Representative in the Detroit/Ann Arbor market. You need 2-7 years of successful B2B sales experience in any area with a track record of success plus a college degree. You will call on the healthcare, education, manufacturing, commercial real estate and other accounts. You will work closely with your companies current distributors and their sal...
Inside Sales Associate-Entry Level-College Grad Electro Industries, the leader in web based smart grid meter solutions, is looking for Entry Level/College Grad for a Inside Sales Associate for our Sales Team. Job Purpose: Generate Leads and Sales Duties: * Contacting Engineers about applications involving power metering products via phone and email * Following up on open projects and leads * Findi...
The Leadership Development Manager reports directly to the Regional Vice President supporting District and Territory initiatives. This includes working closely with all District Managers assigned to the Region to meet hiring and training needs. Duties include delivering management training programs to Area Supervisors, recruiting, screening, interviewing and hiring new Area Supervisors, developing...
Avenue, a fashion retailer specializing in plus size women's apparel, is looking for Store Assistant Manager in our Oklahoma City, OK market. If you are a fashion forward, customer service oriented individual looking to work for a great company, then Avenue is the place for you! Responsibilities: Meet company and store performance goals; maintain optimum store environment Recruit, hire and train S...
A national publicly traded manufacturer needs a Sales Representative in the Philadelphia market. You need 2-7 years of successful B2B sales experience in any area with a track record of success plus a college degree. You will call on the healthcare, education, manufacturing, commercial real estate and other accounts. You will work closely with your companies current distributors and their sales re...
Now Hiring for Order Processors in Portland! We are looking for very reliable, detail-oriented individuals with great customer service skills. As an Order Processor, you will spend your days working in the bookstore processing orders, picking the books for each order, preparing orders for shipment, and providing great customer service on the phone and in person. These are short term positions with...
Play a vital role in the customer banking experience at Chase! As part of JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, Chase has over 5,100 locations where our Mortgage Bankers build relationships with customers and provide them with products and services to meet their ever-changing needs. As a Chase Mortgage Banker, you will acquire and deepen relationships with clients through compr...
Avenue, a fashion retailer specializing in plus size women's apparel, is looking for a Store Manager in our Dallas-Fort Worth market. If you are a fashion forward, customer service oriented individual looking to work for a great company, then Avenue is the place for you! Responsibilities: Meet company and store performance goals; maintain optimum store environment Recruit, hire and train Sales Ass...
This position is responsible for developing the demand in the market place, by creating new and maintaining current customers, providing training sessions regarding our product and project management for primarily the Design, Kitchen and Bath and Fabricator communities. This position is also responsible for promoting Cosentino products at all Design, Kitchen and Bath and Fabricator communities, by...
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Tomark Sports, a division of BSN Sports, is seeking a high energy experienced Road Sales Professional to cover the North Los Angeles County Territory as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary selling, servicing and installing Sports Facility Equipment throughout Southern California. Responsibilities include: · Over achieve sales goals. · Grow and expand an existing sales territory. · Develop and mainta...
HORIZON TELCOM, INC. Sales Engineer - Strong sales background required; - Company vehicle provided for travel to appointments with clients; - Commissions paid on sales; - Equal Opportunity Employer; - Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and be a non-tobacco user with favorable results of drug/tobacco test. Position Summary Individuals in this position will work as the primary liaison t...
North Coast Technical, Inc is searching for a sales engineer to cover an exclusive territory selling industrial cameras, video capture boards, and peripheral equipment to OEMs & system integrators. This position requires a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with a “can do” attitude working out of a home office. Notebook PC & CRM software provided – support provided by inside sales resou...
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Inside Technical Sales Representative
$29,120.00 - $96,000.00
Typical Salary for Inside Technical Sales Representative
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Inside Technical Sales Representative
Generates revenue by soliciting and obtaining orders; understanding and interpreting technical requirements; providing technical information; developing accounts.
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Prepares quotations for projects using provided organizational pricing tools.
Provides technical support to distributors and customers, including application and pricing assistance.
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