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Sales accounts and business development managers

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£21,320 pile of coins

Age 35

£41,600 pile of coins

Age 50

£47,320 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £42,640

What does this career do?

Sales accounts and business development managers plan, organise and undertake market research to meet the requirements of an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets
  • discusses employer’s or client’s requirements, carries out surveys and analyses customers’ reactions to product, packaging, price, etc.
  • compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities and undertakes market research
  • handles customer accounts
  • recruits and trains junior sales staff
  • produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management
  • keeps up to date with products and competitors.

Current entry requirements

Entrants to the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Marketing require GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III, a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience. NVQs/SVQs in sales and qualifications from other relevant professional bodies are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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