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Head of Sales Job Description

The Head of Sales is responsible for overseeing all sales activities of the company and managing the sales teams.

Duties of the Head of Sales

  • Motivating the sales team to achieve the best results possible.
  • Setting activity and revenue targets for members of the sales team.
  • Continual training and development of all members of the sales department.
  • Attending key meetings with members of the sales team.
  • Working on account management plans with the sales account managers.
  • Identifying key areas for improvement in the sales process.
  • Spotting market opportunities for new customers.
  • Attending monthly meetings with other senior members of the business.
  • All aspects of recruitment and selection for the sales department.
  • Attending industry events and conferences to generate new business leads.
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the organisation at sales events and conferences.
  • Networking with other directors in order to generate new business for the company.
  • Monthly reporting on sales performance against budget and reporting on variances.

Background of the Head of Sales

  • Previous experience successfully managing sales teams ideally from a similar industry.
  • Professional sales training would be a strong advantage.
  • Proven track record of achieving targets and driving sales growth in a business.
  • Strong leadership skills and an ability to inspire sales teams.

Should you require assistance recruiting for a Head of Sales then please contact our specialist sales recruitment team on 020 8349 3508.
The next role on the career ladder after Head of Sales is usually Sales Director.

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