A senior sales manager is responsible for leading a team of salespeople which includes building a sales plan, and recruiting salespeople. They are also responsible for assigning sales territories, setting quotas, mentoring the members of their sales team and assigning training. Often sales quotas and plans are usually set for the team, it is the manager's responsibility to see that their team meet those quotas and uphold any policies and plans passed down for them to execute.
After making very little money and having a lot of education, I decided to go back to school and I went back and got an MBA. When I got an MBA, I went into sales in Wall Street and that began my career in high tech.
So I spent about a dozen years in high tech. I worked on Wall Street for four years in my 20s, then got promoted to come out to California to work at the headquarters in corporate strategy for several years. Then I went back into sales management in San Francisco. I was VP of global alliances for three years. And at that point I managed a billion dollar revenue stream and P&L and about 150 employees worldwide.
Don't be afraid to try new things and try new careers, but the main thing is have fun and have your freedom.
I manage about 32 long-term, couple short-term properties that we invested in roughly 20 years ago. And this allows me the freedom to really work from wherever.