Sales

At Salt, we pride ourselves on identifying top performers for our clients where they are invaluable in driving business growth. We have years of experience in placing top tech and software Sales professionals ranging from sales development to account executives to VPs and GMs in SaaS and enterprise technology organisations.

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Job Industry: Sales

This role is with an iconic NZ company that pride themselves on their customer service. In fact, they have won awards for it. They have been in the market for…

Napier

Permanent

Our client is a leading supplier in their field, their offering is diverse and they have a strong company culture. They are on the search for a driven sales professional…

Auckland

Permanent

New home builds in the wider Warkworth region are on the increase. One of NZ's most trusted home builders is looking for a new home sales consultant to join their…

Warkworth

Permanent

If you are looking for a new challenge for 2021 then perhaps this is the opportunity for you. This client is looking for a dynamic individual who has an exceptional…

Auckland

Permanent

THE BUSINESS With over 70 years of specialist trading experience this successful team are highly regarded industry experts in the importing of food products, distribution, and worldwide commodity exports. Recent…

Auckland

Permanent

New home builds in the BOP region are on the increase. One of NZ's most trusted home builders is looking for a new home sales consultant to join their team…

Te Puke

Permanent

About the company A leading distributor of industrial products from the world's leading manufacturers of bearings, power transmission products and much more. They have a reputation of quality, excellence, and…

Auckland

Permanent

A fantastic opportunity for a Technology BDM to move into a growing Managed Services Provider and forge a successful career with a generous salary and uncapped commission! This company has…

Auckland

Permanent

Check out this fantastic career opportunity for a senior customer-centric Sales Leader, coming from hardware/software or solutions/professional services sales space. My client - one of the most recognised global brands…

Auckland

Permanent

THE OPPORTUNITY This newly created Senior Leadership position has been established due to growth and future business plans. We are looking for a well-rounded Operational/Sales/People Leader to manage the Northern…

Wiri

Permanent

Opportunities to further your career within the Sales industry

The demand for Sales professional within the digital economy has continued to increase year-on-year, with more organisations than ever acutely aware of the need to attract and retain the people who will drive and secure their revenue.

Sales salary overview for the New Zealand market

Sales Development Representative (SDR)
NZ$55,000 - NZ$85,000 + Bonus
Inside Sales ExecutiveNZ$55,000 - NZ$70,000 + Bonus
Account ExecutiveNZ$75,000 - NZ$95,000, Double OTE
Business Development ManagerNZ$80,000 - NZ$120,000 + OTE
National Sales ManagerNZ$90,000 - NZ$130,000 + OTE
Enterprise Sales ExecutiveNZ$150,000 - NZ$175,000, Double OTE
Sales DirectorNZ$175,000 - NZ$195,000, Double OTE
VP SalesNZ$230,000 - NZ$300,000, Double OTE

 

Recent Changes

Customers have become more discerning than ever. They want a Sales professional who will consult, guide and build a deep understanding of their needs to ensure the right solution is delivered on.

Future Prospects

The size of the organisation will often determine on the promotion landscape for you. Larger organisations may have multiple layers within the sales structure and separate out functions as more specialised areas for example, lead generation, inside sales, pre-sales, sales, account management, and so on. In smaller organisations, there may be less layers of hierarchy and less separation of duties.

One is not better than the other as in a smaller organisation you are likely to be exposed to a wider range of skills, which allows you to grow within your role and provide you with more skills to take to your next role. Each role within Sales will require different skills and competencies, and as you build your career, you may find yourself leaning towards one aspect more than another. As we all know, the best Salesperson doesn’t necessarily make the best sales manager, thus, it is important you consider all the options to grow your career, it doesn’t have to be linear.

Salt’s advice for getting a job in the Sales industry

 

  • Employers’ Requirements

    Employers usually have a high expectation of the Salespeople in their company. Let’s face it, this team is the key to any organisation achieving their revenue objectives.

    Sales professionals will not only need to maintain relationships with current customers but also establish new ones. As such, demonstrating an understanding of your prospective clients’ businesses, and being able to identify any gaps in their processes to which your company can provide the solution, is a critical way to drive revenue.

    Members of a company’s sales team will also negotiate and agree on terms and conditions with clients, consistently close sales and advise on future product or market developments. Furthermore, Sales experts are expected to create detailed proposal documents, and constantly gather information on their customers and the wider marketplace.

  • CV Requirements

    For any Sales job, you can expect to have to demonstrate core skills such as great written and oral communication skills, the ability to identify and secure opportunities, negotiation, resilience, commercial acumen, and the ability to build sustainable relationships.

    A proven track record of sales over the past few years is also crucial, as the job market rewards those who can demonstrate consistency in, or improvement on, a business’ previous performance. It is important you can articulate and quantify your achievements and performance. Be mindful that constant movement in your CV is not seen as a positive within Sales as every client knows it takes time to build trusting relationships with your clients.

  • Interview Preparation

    Any good interview will present you with a range of competency-based questions to ensure you can articulate examples of your past experience and current performance.

    As a Sales professional, how you engage and conduct yourself in the interview is critical. This is the clients view of how you will represent their brand and it is true that first impressions do count.

    Questions you might be asked include:

    • What is your least favourite part of the sales process and why?
    • Could you give me an example in the last 3-6 months of an opportunity you have secured and how you identified this in the market?
    • Could you talk me through the most complex sales solution you have had to sell?
    • Could you walk me through a presentation that didn’t go well, what happened and what were your key learnings?
    • How would former clients describe you?
    • How do you monitor the external business environment to benefit you in your role?

    Always take the time to prepare for interviews, beyond doing the company research and researching those who will interview you. Make sure you understand the organisations’ competitor landscape. If it is a new industry or market for you, take the time to identify your transferable skills or examples to help the interviewer understand why you will be successful.

  • Educational Requirements

    Generally speaking, hiring managers consider skills and personality (e.g. excellent communications skills, commercial awareness) to be more important than academic qualifications when it comes to starting off in Sales. However if you are entering an organisation via a graduate programme this may be different. Your aim will be to identify the relevance and transferable experience that will help you in whatever path you take.

Top Tip

"When seeking your next move ensure the organisation can articulate to you, how you will be measured and what success looks like within 3, 6 and 12 months."

— Susan Lord, Managing Consultant

Speak with Susan Lord about Sales

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