Sales Manager

We started Scientific Innovations with the goal of creating magical experiences. Magicians have difficult jobs. They have a room of people that they have to amaze. Everyone in the room has a different mental model and belief system, yet the magician's job is to wow everyone. That is what we strive to do with anything that we create. Our goal is not to create products and technologies, but to create magical experiences for everyone through our products and technologies. We also believe that experiences are not just defined by the product but also by the company that offers the product. We therefore decided to build companies around the products and technologies that we create. We begin with ideas. We tend to be domain agnostic. In fact, we prefer getting into areas where we don't have any knowledge and experience in. We prefer not to be constrained by our knowledge and experience. We explore these ideas, test them, gain feedback, learn and adapt the concepts. When we deem an idea to be commercially viable, we spin it off as a company where we build a team. We have failed in more ideas than we have deemed to viable. However, we believe in quickly identifying that an idea is not going to be viable. We believe in a global organization. We don't believe that a team has to be located in a single location. We are looking to build a global organization of magical experience creators.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Maintaining and increasing sales of your company's products
  • Reaching the targets and goals set for your area
  • Establishing, maintaining and expanding your customer base
  • Servicing the needs of your existing customers
  • Increasing business opportunities through various routes to market
  • Setting sales targets for individual reps and your team as a whole
  • Recruiting and training sales staff 
  • Allocating areas to sales representatives
  • Developing sales strategies and setting targets
  • Compiling and analyzing sales figures
  • Possibly dealing with some major customer accounts yourself
  • Collecting customer feedback and market research
  • Reporting to senior managers
  • Keeping up to date with products and competitors
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Abilities to build and maintain relationships with business partners.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.  The best examples here are persuasive skills. If you want to be a good sales manager, you have to possess both verbal and nonverbal persuasion and influencing skills.
  • Business acumen and abilities to achieve sales targets.
  • Ambition and determination to succeed. If you want to be a leader of a successful sales team, determination to succeed is a key factor for you.
  • Skills to manage and develop promotion and sales campaigns. Maximising the sales of each new product is among the key sales manager responsibilities and duties.
  • Always customer oriented. Making customers and their needs a primary focus of the sales team is a basic responsibility too.
  • Great presentation skills. Sales manager have to represent the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Ability to work accurately and closely with marketing and advertising managers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Skills to building new client relationships and maintaining them.
  • Abilities to set sales goals & quotas, build a sales plan and analyze data.
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