How to hire a good sales manager?

Are you looking to hire but aren’t sure how to tell if someone is a good fit for the role or not? No problem, we can give you a few pieces of advice that will help you out. Here are 4 tips on how to hire a great sales manager.

A sales manager plays a key function in the success and failure of a company. They play a pivotal role in achieving the sales targets and subsequently drive revenue and growth for the company. They do that by setting goals and quotas, choosing the right qualified sales team, closing deals and ensuring after-sales service.

4 hints to hire an awesome sales manager:

  1.     Personality:

A sales manager should have as many of these traits as possible: persistence, people-orientated, competitive, go-getter mindset, value time, feel of dedication, flexibility and ambition.

  1.     Skills:

A great sales supervisor must have key skills and experience. Here are some of the main skills required to be successful:

  •  Be innovative
  •  Have a strong ability to coach a team
  •  Being able to unite and lead a group as well as identify what motivates them.
  •  Great communication abilities
  1.     Right experience:

Having the right experience is crucial. It is necessary as it means they will meet the goal in time, or face any problem without panicking. A good sales manager must have a successful experience and show a good track record of exceeding goals not only with their group but as an individual contributor.

  1.     Use smart hiring practices:

You need to use clever hiring practices so that they can reveal to you the candidates’ authentic selves. Find inspiration about the right tools and methods from other leading companies. You could always go to a recruitment agency that will focus heavily on the selection for you, as they are experts in doing that!

JOHN MURAT

CEO

Talented International – John.murat@talentedint.com

 

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