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Include These Inside Sales Manager Skills
- Strategic and tactical sales planning
- Lead prospecting and generation
- Aggressive sales pitches and proposals
- Sales quota achievement
- Relationship management
- Account management
- Staff recruiting, hiring, coaching, developing, training, and directing
- Team building and leadership
- Customer service excellence
- Budget management
A sample cover letter for an inside sales manager, with comparable qualifications and experience noted, follows below.
Dear Ms. Blackwell:
When I learned of Prime Vision’s need for an inside sales manager to join its salesforce, I was eager to submit my resume for your consideration. As an experienced inside sales and customer service professional with a strong history of managing client relationships and measurably increasing corporate revenue, I stand in a prime position to significantly contribute to your objectives in this role.
My experience establishing quotas, seizing opportunities, achieving sales goals, and nurturing beneficial account relationships positions me to substantially impact your organization. By leveraging an insightful ability to implement forward-thinking sales solutions, I excel at connecting with key decision-makers to quickly build profitable and lasting partnerships leading to sustained revenue growth. Furthermore, my proven ability to hire, coach, develop, and direct high-performing sales professionals is certain to make me an immediate asset to your sales team at Prime Vision.
Following are highlights of my qualifications:
Achieving significant sales and revenue growth – up to 64% year over year – through the implementation of strategic sales initiatives and world-class customer service and support as sales manager with Momentum Enterprises; processing orders, resolving inquiries, and troubleshooting concerns
Managing 17 direct and 36 indirect reports to meet aggressive sales goals and achieve order accuracy of ~96% while administering an annual budget of $1.4M
Forging trusting and enduring relationships with customers, peers, and management teams to maximize customer retention and satisfaction
Recruiting, developing, and managing inside sales team members and customer service representatives to ensure profit margin growth and high levels of repeat business
Utilizing superior communication and time management skills to achieve maximum inside sales and the highest level of customer service
My dedication to creating solid and productive relationships, along with my steadfast motivation to meet or exceed sales goals, characterizes my career accomplishments. These skills, combined with my talents in sales team motivation and leadership, will allow me to greatly benefit your team at Prime Vision.
I look forward to discussing this position in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.
Bruce E. Taylor