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Sales Manager

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Customer Support

Plans and coordinates sales programs for maximum sales volume and profitability. Conducts sales promotion staff meetings for long and short-range sales events. Participates in meetings to select lines or items of merchandise to promote and develop timing and methods of promotion. Sets up schedules for sales volume and follows up to assure participation of other departments; works with advertising department in preparing advertisements for newspapers and other media. Maintains balance in promotion between sales force, advertising and other forms of publicity, display and presentation. Develops sales budgets and forecasts and prepares operating reports.

Work Settings

Office setting with travel to customers and suppliers. The average workweek is 40 hours. While many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day, this position usually works during first shift.

Education

Bachelor's degree and 8+ years job experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average annual earnings in CNY in 2004 were $76,559.

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