Being a national sales manager requires a lot of dedication, attention to small details, management and customer-oriented. A national sales manager's duties can vary depending on the company.
Most national sales managers perform the same responsibilities, however some responsibilities may be different. General duties include hire/fire, train and motivate sales executives, manage toward a goal of profitable revenue growth for a company , represent a company as a leader, coordinate the development of sales promotion and lead generation activities.
Most national sales managers are paid a set salary, which averages $63,000, plus bonuses based on performance. Paid holidays and sick days are included with benefits, along with dental and health.
National sales managers can be promoted to executive who manage national sales managers and report to the CEO.
Many national sales managers are required to travel, communicate well with subordinates and superiors and sometimes work long hours.
Education and Experience
This position usually requires a four-year degree and four to six years' relevant experience.
If you have a hard time managing people, communicating or have difficulty promoting companies, this position may not be for you.