What does a Sales Analyst do?

A sales analyst evaluates and identifies trends in sales by analyzing industry data, from both within a company and outside. This involves collecting and examining data and using the information gathered to create coherent, intelligent reports, then presenting your reports to your team and to management.

The minimum education required by many companies is a bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or another related field. A successful sales analyst will also be highly motivated, a self-starter and a great team player. High standards and attention to detail are a must in order to produce quality work.

What responsibilities are common for Sales Analyst jobs?
  • compile and analyze data over time to forecast sales trends
  • communicate with management team regularly
  • review past sales data to determine trends in productivity
  • prepare accurate reports using data from internal and external sources
  • evaluate third-party data to determine best practices for company success
  • present actionable information and insights to team members and management
  • gather and analyze data in order to understand problems and address them proactively
  • collaborate with team members and members of other departments
What are the typical qualifications for Sales Analyst jobs?
  • bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or finance
  • strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • advanced problem-solving and analysis skills
  • superior oral and written communication skills
  • high level of organization and detail-orientation
  • strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative
  • good attitude toward teamwork as well as the ability to work independently
  • demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize
  • excellent time management
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Sales Analyst make?

$78,804 /yr
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Sales Analyst Career Path

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Sales Analyst Insights

Read what Sales Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Best BuyBest Buy
Sales Advisor
Mar 12, 2022

“As a retail worker its a dream you don’t do anything crazy and compensation is pretty good”

Sales Advisor
Jan 11, 2022

“Good performance is rarely recognised in an effective manor while any dip in performance is not tolerated.”

Gravitational MarketingGravitational Marketing
Sales Advisor
Jun 7, 2022

“I'm happy to have worked for such a great organization and will always recommend submitting an application.”

Sales Advisor
Feb 20, 2021

“career progression is not equally presented to everyone (although have to admit it started to change recently)”

Hotel ChocolatHotel Chocolat
Sales Advisor
Jan 17, 2022

“had good management in store so was able to balance uni work well with my hours.”

Sales Advisor
Dec 29, 2022

“You learn how to deal with frustrated customers which is a great skill to learn.”

Sales Advisor
Jul 6, 2022

“Working as a Sales Advisor was really valuable to me in my career and provided me with a lot of transferrable skills.”

Sales Advisor
Jan 15, 2022

“Training week was really good and thorough”

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