Sales Job Description

A sales executive primary responsibility is to make sales of company’s products and services.  There are different kinds of sales job ranging from direct sales executive to sales manager and director of sales. The role in different sales jobs might vary but the primary goal is to increase sales as much as possible.

Typically, a person in sales jobs handles the following responsibility:

  • Presenting a product or service in a structured and professional way to a potential customer
  • Following latest market trends and designing sales strategy around that
  • Keeping an eye on competition sales figures and marketing techniques
  • maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls and emails
  • negotiating on price, costs, and delivery with buyers and managers
  • Reviewing your sales performance and set targets to meet or exceed them

A sales executive earns around $50,000 annually whereas a director of sales earns around $81,000 per year. However, sales jobs often have huge incentive schemes, which can add up to become a lot more. Salaries increase based on experience and executives with experience in technical sales and strategic planning can enjoy greater salaries