National Sales Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a National Sales Manager?

January 2014
"Versatility And Flexibility Is A Must."
National Sales Manager:
To truly succeed in this role and in this industry, you must be willing to be flexible and adaptable to change. Don`t be afraid to take risks and try new things.
January 2014
"Ensure You Get The Right Proportion Of Listening And Talking Right."
National Sales Manager:
Listen, listen, listen. Prepare for all meetings and ensure you have all of your documents well before. Make sure your price authority is clear.
March 2014
"Autonomous Role."
National Sales Manager:
Be punctual and stay on top of customers requests.
June 2014
"Experienced National Sales Manager."
National Sales Manager:
Pros: Upcoming company, lot of challenges, new customers, local in house manufacturing, customization possibility.
Cons: No or less reference, no approvals, little support from consultants and contractors, no dealership network, less margin.
July 2014
"That It Would End After 30 Years Of Continuous Employment."
National Sales Manager:
Clear your new desk. If the information is significant it will surface somewhere down the road. Study reports from your predecessor. Identify problem areas and act on them. Meet with your salesmen in the field. Discover what frustrations they have. Communicate your growth in the position to your boss. Don't be afraid to ask for advice. Learn your competitors' products and evaluate them against products carried by your company. Realize that it is going to take some time before you are totally comfortable in the position.
August 2014
"More Than It Seems."
National Sales Manager:
Know that a role within a smaller organization requires you to wear several hats. What is presented to you in a job description will always be more duties/projects and could, at times be very different then what you signed up for. However, more rewarding if you approach it as gaining greater knowledge and depth than what you started with.
November 2014
"Good flexible work conditions."
National Sales Manager:
Pros: Good flexible working conditions.
Cons: Company culture of "no care" and no responsibility.
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