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Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

Tasks

  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets
  • Discusses employer’s or client’s requirements, carries out surveys and analyses customers’ reactions to product, packaging, price, etc.
  • Compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities and undertakes market research
  • Handles customer accounts
  • Recruits and trains junior sales staff
  • Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management
  • Keeps up to date with products and competitors.

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Marketing require GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III, a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience. NVQs/SVQs in sales and qualifications from other relevant professional bodies are available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £25,000 per annum and can progress up to £52,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 49,718 employed Sales Accounts & Business Development Managers in the region.

Current Vacancies

Sales Agent

Niche Employment Solutions Ltd
3 Dec 2019

Recruitment Manager - Leeds

Reed Talent Solutions
10 Dec 2019

Portfolio Manager

TribePost Ltd
27 Nov 2019

Destinations of Digital Technologies Completers July 2018

58% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to other Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

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