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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Overall Sales Function & Reporting Structure

6 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
What Does a Sales Manager Do?3m
Life of a Sales Manager4m
Skills You Need6m
Emerging Trends and Challenges2m
Q&A Week 317m
5 readings
Introduction to Sales Operations/Management Capstone Course and Final Project Overview10m
The Elements of a Successful Sales Business Plan15m
Sales Management Definition, Process, Strategies and Resources30m
The Four Phases In Sales Management Evolution15m
10 Management Skills that Make the Best Sales Managers Stand Out10m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Recruitment and Training

15 videos (Total 52 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
15 videos
Job Analysis3m
Duties of a Salesperson3m
Job Qualifications4m
Recruitment Funnel and Recruitment Sources8m
Interviewing3m
Employment Tests3m
Final Selection5m
Keys to Sales Training1m
Sales Training Development Process - Part 12m
Sales Training Development Process - Part 22m
Sales Training Content1m
Importance of Sales Training1m
Training Methods4m
Emerging Training Methods1m
8 readings
Sales Recruiters: How to Hire Top Sales People10m
Ten Shameful Recruiting Practices That Drive Candidates Away10m
The Complete Guide to The Most Effective Sales Interview Questions30m
10 of the Best Recruiting Assessment Tools20m
References: Their Importance in the Recruitment Process20m
The Business Case for Sales Training20m
Scheduling Sales Force Training: Theory and Evidence30m
Once is Not Enough: Why Sales Training Reinforcement is a Must-Have10m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Territories and Compensation

9 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Factors in Territory Management1m
Q&A on Territories8m
Goals of a Sales Compensation Plan1m
Indirect Monetary Compensation31s
Q&A on Compensation19m
Sales Force Expenses2m
Goals of Sales Expense Plan1m
Q&A on Sales Expenses23m
3 readings
One Size Fits All? Not In Sales Territory Planning10m
Get Off My Turf: Assigning Sales Territories10m
Motivating Salespeople: What Really Works10m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Evaluation

6 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Elements of Sales Performance Evaluation54s
Sales Expense Analysis1m
Q&A on Sales Performance Evaluation19m
Challenges in Sales Evaluations1m
Contemporary Approach to Sales Force Evaluations3m
3 readings
How to Measure Sales Performance10m
The 5 Most Important Sales Performance Metrics Every Rep and Manager Should Track10m
The New Science of Sales Force Productivity10m

Instructors

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Emily C. Tanner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Marketing
College of Business and Economics
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Suzanne C. Bal

Teaching Assistant Professor, Marketing
College of Business and Economics
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Michael F. Walsh, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Marketing
College of Business and Economics

About West Virginia University

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About the Sales Operations/Management Specialization

Sales jobs span nearly every industry, from agribusiness and pharmaceuticals, to telecommunications and property management. And essential to sales is the management of the sales force. This course provides the knowledge and know how required for careers in sales management. Students are exposed to all facets of sales management, including organizing, selecting, training, motivating, supervising and compensating the sales force, territory management and administration and sales and expense forecasting. Also covered are typical sales management problems and potential solutions. As part of the course, you will meet a number of practicing sales managers who share their experience and knowledge. The learning outcomes are: · Develop a plan for organizing, staffing and training a sales force. · Identify the key factors in establishing and maintaining high morale in the sales force. · Develop an effective sales compensation plan. · Evaluate the performance of a sales person. · Organize sales territories to maximize selling effectiveness. · Evaluate sales and sales management strategies in relation to current legal and ethical standards of practice....
Sales Operations/Management

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