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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.
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ClearTalk Wireless Odessa, 79761
Sales CLEARTALK WIRELESS is hiring Direct Sales Representatives! Responsible for generating all outside sales leads. Pay averages 30K +per year. Competitive benefits, employee paid insurance, and 401K. Send resume to: kburrus@ flatwireless.com...
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Pre-engineered metal building estimator /sales / project manager need for an expanding 30 year metal building contractor. Send resume to POB 1835, Florence, SC 29503. As Posted in the Florence Morning News...
GMC dealer looking for full time Sales person. Computer skills a must. Blue Cross, 401K and paid vacations. Apply to: ***** or fax 989-466-5961 or in person, 7440 N. Alger Road, Alma, MI 48801. Click to apply by EMAIL...
THE GASTON GAZETTE Gastonia, 28054
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Used Car Sales Manager Rohrich Chevrolet is looking for a used car salesmanager with at least three years experience. Must have proven track record for increasing sales. Looking for someone who wants to find a home with this 3 year new Chevy store. Contact Bill Cutrone by email at *****...
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HIRING ALL POSITIONS Our New Holiday Inn Express I-20 Midland, TX: Front Desk Manager, Front Desk Agents, Executive Housekeeper, Night Auditor, Housekeepers, Breakfast Host/Hostess and Maintenance. Please E-Mail resumes to *****, FAX resume to 432.699.0979 or apply or stop by 4410 North Midkiff Road, Suite D-212 to pick up an application....
HIRING ASSISTANT MANAGERS AND MANAGER TRAINEES We are a growing off airport parking seeking an Assistant Manager that we can train and develop to be tomorrow's General Manager in Jacksonville or other cities we operate in. We are expanding and looking for people and we can train and relocate. The ideal candidate is a self starter able to operate with minimal input. The Assistant Manager position i...
Requisition ID 23530BR Title Pharma Field Sales – Endo Diabetes Care Specialist(EDCS) Tampa, FL Job Category Sales Job Description Pharma Field Sales – Endocrinologists Diabetes Care Specialist (EDCS) Tampa, FL Novo Nordisk is a focused healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. We are actively working to change the course of the diabetes pandemic, improve the daily lives of people wi...
We are in the process of filling several sales positions for our Ford sales department. Requirements for these careers include some previous sales experience, although we prefer no previous automotive sales experience as we have a two week paid training program. We are searching for people with a positive can-do attitude and those who are motivated to maximize their potential. We will provide ever...
Job Summary The Account Executive is responsible for achieving his/her assigned sales plan by generating profitable UPS Small Package revenue growth through the development of new business and the retention of existing business within his/her territory. This position analyzes customersâ current supply chain needs to create appropriate solutions and promptly respond to customersâ requests. The prim...
Job Summary The Data Analyst specialist will assist in data mining and analytical work. He/She will work on understanding user requirements for analytical requests and will develop reports and dashboards for users to understand the data so they can make sound business decisions. He/She will gather data from multiple sources and present the information in a meaningful way. The Data Analyst speciali...
Summary Marquez Brothers Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food industry specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of Hispanic grocery and perishable food products for major customers like Costco, Wal-Mart, Foods Co etc. The Sales Supervisor is accountable for sales goals and managing customer relations in the assigned territory or with assigned accounts. Responsibilities Increase product sa...
Operations Specialist The ideal candidate for the Operations Specialist position would have the ability to work independently and to support the management staff. The candidate should have the ability to work in a fast paced warehouse environment, with a minimum of 1 to 2 years’ experience in the logistics and distribution industry in a lead capacity. Knowledge of warehouse systems a plus. The Ope...
Job Summary The Plant Engineering (PE) Supervisor oversees UPS assets including buildings, equipment, grounds and various facility maintenance items to ensure that equipment runs smoothly and efficiently. He/she supervises facility maintenance, housekeeping operations, environmental and labor compliance, facility safety related issues, and conveyor system reliability. This position oversees proces...
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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
Develops sales opportunities by researching and identifying potential accounts; soliciting new accounts; building rapport; providing technical information and explanations; preparing quotations.
Maintains and improves quality results by following standards; recommending improved policies and procedures.
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