0601 Corporate sales managers

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Lead statement

Corporate sales managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of establishments and departments involved in commercial, industrial, institutional, e-business and wholesale and retail sales. They are employed by commercial, industrial and wholesale and retail trade establishments.

Example Titles

  • corporate sales manager
  • manager, trade expansion
  • national accounts manager – sales
  • regional sales manager

Main duties

  • Corporate sales managers perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Plan direct and evaluate the activities of sales departments in commercial, industrial, wholesale and retail and other establishments
    • Organize regional and divisional sales operations
    • Establish organizational policies and procedures in relation to sales
    • Determine strategic planning related to new product lines
    • Lead sales team in building relationships with business clients and manage negotiations of sales contracts
    • Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
    • May work with the marketing department to understand and communicate marketing messages to the field.

Employment requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in business or in a related field with a specialization in sales and Several years of experience as a sales representative or in a related occupation are usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (01240124)
  • Retail and wholesale trade managers (06210621)
  • Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. (00150015)
  • Supervisors of technical salespersons (in 62216221 Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade)