A Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales earns an average salary of $176,875 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Team Leadership, Sales, Business Strategy, and Leadership.
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MEDIAN: $176,875
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$106,092 - $252,345  
   
Bonus
$9,974 - $114,854  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $50,756  
Commission
$20,134 - $104,376  
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$123,738 - $328,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 439

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Job Description for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales

A senior vice president of sales has a wide variety of duties, chief of which is to oversee a larger sales team that receives instruction from the senior vice president and reports directly to them. This executive must employ many skills to be successful, such as proper delegation, planning, conception, and implementation of strategic sales plans. They must also evaluate their sales team and make changes as necessary; for example, if sales are faltering, the senior vice president of sales needs to come up with a plan to get sales back on track and ensure continued growth. Additionally, the senior vice president of sales assist in high-level sales projects for their company, although they are usually not the primary salespeople for a particular project. For example, the senior vice president of sales may help their employees close large sales or conduct meetings with major clients. They also provide support when a sales negotiation is more complicated than usual, ensuring that negotiations are completed smoothly.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Tasks

  • Responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional and company policy standards.
  • Oversee sales staff operations, business planning, and budget development.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal sales staff, customers, and regulatory agencies.
  • Plan, direct, and set the strategic direction of the sales program to maximize profit.

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Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales?

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in New York:
"Never Stop Closing."
Always sell yourself first to the customer to gain trust and to show integrity then figure-out how your product can solve the customers problem.

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in Parsippany:
"How to be a well-organized multi-tasking creative person."
Take risks with presenting new ideas to your Clients.

Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales in Dallas:
"Be Flexible."
Go where they want you to go when they want you to go there, patience is critical (and hard)

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Key Stats for Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
058
1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
58%
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Experience Affects Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries



National Average
$207,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Vice President (SVP), Sales Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 30%

Sales
up arrow 14%

Business Strategy
up arrow 13%

Leadership
up arrow 10%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 8%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 5%

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 3%

National Average
$207,000

Financial Analysis
up arrow 1%

Business Development
up arrow 11%

New Business Development
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 23%

Operations Management
up arrow 26%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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