Friday, 20 May 2011

Sales Job Descriptions - How to Write a Job Description?

Looking to write sales job descriptions for sales jobs? We have provided you with some tips on how to layout & write successful sales job descriptions to get salespeople to apply.

Please see below where we have given you a template of how you can layout & complete your sales job descriptions.

Company: Name? Vodafone Premier Partner? O2 Centre of Excellence?
Role: Job Title?
Type: New Business / Account Management? Field Sales / Telephone Sales? Home Based / Office Based?
Industry: Telecoms Mobile?
Location: Town?
Salary: Basic & OTE?
Benefits: Car? Laptop? Mobile? Holiday?

Company Background

Give a brief overview of your company (can normally be taken from your website). Try to be personable & really let someone into knowing more about the company. Ultimately you are selling your company to a prospective employee. Why should they come and work for your company? Whats so special about your company? Whats the companies environment like? What is your ethos?

The Purpose of the Role

Here you want to outline why you are looking for a salesperson? Next phase of expansion? The reason you need a salesperson? Outline the general purpose of the role e.g. want to increase the sales across the UK therefore requiring sales professionals in the North to expand the business. Outline what the role will entail - B2B sales, finding new business, 2 days in office, 3 days on the road meeting customers, talking to c level executives e.t.c. Detail if any product knowledge is required?


Here list in bullet point format the requirements of the role:

  • To meet targets?

  • Cover assigned territory?

  • Meet pre-set KPI's

  • ....

The Ideal Candidate

Here define exactly what you are looking for in the candidate? Minimum of 3years sales experience? Motivated? Knowledge of industry products? Need to have degree level or higher education? Past experience within the industry?

To Apply

Detail how a candidate can apply for the role above e.g. contact details of the person dealign with the role - name, telephone no. & email address. Don't forget a call to action e.g. please send your cv to us today, we look forward to recieving your application.

Now you have written your sales job descriptions you now need to get lots of people to see it. SalesMatch has many 1000's of top quality sales people on their database. They allow employers to post their jobs on SalesMatch for £750, allowing all those people on the database to see & apply for the job. We also promote your job on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google, aggregate the top UK job boards and filter all the applications through the SalesMatch website. This removes the incorrect applications & highlights the best salespeople through sales behavioural profiling.

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