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The Perfect Sales Director Job Description

Sales Director Job Description

A sales director is in charge of making an effective and profitable team of company sales managers.

In order to make an effective and profitable team, a sales director must implement effective national or international sales plans.

Typically, sales director positions are placed in large companies, where they are needed to keep a company’s goals relevant and on track.

Usually, companies prefer sales directors with a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the business field, but extensive work experience in sales can be a substitute.

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Job Title: Sales Director at COMPANY NAME

NAME in LOCATION seeks a qualified sales director, who has great leadership skills and the ability to meet company goals in an efficient manner.

Key Requirements:

  • 5-10 years of sales experience with a demonstrated track record of over-achievement
  • Proven ability to develop and initiate strategies for revenue and client count growth as well as expense control
  • Strong understanding of sales
  • Experience running and building a sales team
  • Build, maintain, and effectively manage a healthy sales pipeline
  • Accurately forecast sales results
  • Follow a structured sales methodology as well as meet/exceed sales quotas
  • Great communication skills
  • Exceptional references


  • Developing approved sales plans & strategies
  • Overseeing and managing a team of sales managers
  • Seeking out major clients & developing a relationship with them
  • Identifying emerging market
  • Maximizing company profits
  • Forecasting future company sales

To Apply:

  • Submit resume detailing your experience
  • Submit a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit

* You must be legal to work in the United States.


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Caileen Kehayas

Caileen is the Director of Marketing at Proven. When she is not blogging or tweeting, she likes to hit the nearest trail for a run, take her camera on a trip or curl up with a good book.

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