What does a Regional Sales Director do?
The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily and long-term operations of a company's stores across a geographic region. As a Regional Sales Manager you will often be responsible for setting and adjusting sales goals based on deep knowledge of individual store selling patterns. Additionally you will be responsible for overseeing the training of managers, and assistant managers in the region s/he is responsible for.
Being a Regional Sales Manager typically does not require a college degree although knowledge of business, customer service, and previous retail experience are essential. Often a Regional Sales Manager is promoted within a company from a managerial position in one store or as an assistant regional manager to ensure that the person has an exemplary knowledge of the company culture, regulations and requirements.
- Provide support to individual stores; managers; and teams
- Determine long and short term sales goals
- Oversee product and supply ordering and shipment in accordance with regional needs
- Mentor managers and assistant managers
- Plan and execute training among staff members and management
- Oversee sales and special promotions
- Provide leadership on hiring and employee retention
- Resolve customer complaints and service issues
- Five + years of sales experience
- Three + years in a managerial role
- Strong communications skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically Powerpoint and Excel
- Excellent analytical skills and comfort with math
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Ability to multitask
- Excellent customer service
- Ability to work well in teams
How much does a Regional Sales Director make?
Regional Sales Director Career Path
Learn how to become a Regional Sales Director, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Regional Sales Director
When working as a Regional Sales Director, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Negotiation, Sales Process, Leadership, GOOD Communication, and Excellent Communication.
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The most common qualifications to become a Regional Sales Director include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.