Sales Director
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
6d ago

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Provide guidance and direction to location leadership in order to effectively and profitably achieve sales production and revenue growth goals as well as customer engagement scores.

In collaboration with sales and market leadership, apply market and business knowledge to develop annual goals within assigned Territory.

Responsible for achieving annual sales goals. Foster a sense of pride in the staff and encourage profitable case volume growth.

Manages sales team at multiple locations and multiple lines of business within the Funeral Home industry.


Business & Financial Management

  • Work with Market and Sales Leadership to identify market penetration and business challenges in order to forecast sales goals and communicate long-term and short-term sales goals for Territory / area of responsibility (AOR).
  • Work with location management and sales force to provide advice and guidance on production and revenue goals.

  • Accountable for monitoring and achieving annual sales goals within Area of Responsibility (AOR). Measures sales associate and sales management effectiveness against metric goals;
  • provides updates on trends and goal attainment to Sales, Local, and Market Leadership. Coach, train, and motivate Sales Associates to deliver exemplary customer satisfaction, enhance product knowledge, improve product margin, and exceed sales goals.

    Provide guidance and direction to location sales management in order to effectively motivate the achievement of sales goals.

  • Provides marketing, advertising, community, and customer guidance to location leadership and sales force. Leverages corporate and market resources to expand brand and product awareness in order to increase sales and market share.
  • Develop and implement plans to improve customer satisfaction index and on-line community reviews.

  • Resolves complex problems providing resolution guidance to location leadership and empowering accountability. Assure the location’s operating practices comply with applicable federal & state regulations and Company policies.
  • Assure safety, quality control, and compliance standards are adhered.

    Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborate with colleagues and market leadership to remove operational barriers, encourage ideas, and business or operational enhancements.
  • Work with Market Leadership and Corporate Departments on product, process, and technology needs and improvements.

  • Develop and implement communication plans for key initiatives and change management. Oversee implementation of initiatives and manage change providing leadership and guidance as needed.
  • Responsible for communicating long-term strategy and annual goals to sales force. Assist staff with further cascading and messaging.
  • People Development

  • Develop a strong, trusting, empowered, and reliable sales team. Understand team members career aspirations and provide assignments to develop skills and / or close gaps.
  • Constructively address issues and provide tangible and appropriate feedback. Develop frontline supervisors’ proactive and collaborative management style in order to increase employee engagement and minimize turnover.

  • Responsible for screening candidates (internal and external), interviewing, assessing, and hiring or promoting a skilled and effective staff.
  • Establishes pay, recommends pay increases, special pays, and career advancements.

  • Writes development plans to close behavior or skill gaps. Annually documents staff’s performance. Recommends and discusses terminations with Local and Sales Leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as requested or assigned.

    Education, Experience & Skills (required unless stated otherwise)

    Education, Certifications, and Licensure

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Perusing a Degree in Finance, Marketing, Business or related discipline strongly preferred
  • Experience & Skills

  • At least ten (10) years industry experience with progressively increased customer facing direct sales responsibilities with knowledge of industry competitive pricing, demographic patterns, and market competition
  • At least five (5) years industry funeral / cemetery pre-need direct sales experience
  • At least three (3) years’ experience managing and coaching a direct sales force with proven ability to achieve sales goals.
  • Professional interpersonal skills as well as cultural sensitivity and tactfulness to interact with a variety of cultures and language barriers
  • Proficient in MS Office suite including mail, word, excel, & power point
  • Skilled at managing both the big picture and fine details
  • Strong influencing, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Proficient working with databases as the company’s products, pricing, and contracting is automated
  • Valid driver’s license and authorized driver per company policy
  • Bi-lingual preferred
  • Working Conditions

  • Environment : Work may be performed both indoors and outdoors regardless of weather conditions
  • Attire : Business attire is required at all times. Personal safety equipment or appropriate attire may be required for cemetery or crematory environment
  • Physical Demands : Sitting continuously for multiple hours or standing continuously for multiple hours. Manual dexterity to operate standardized office equipment, telephone, calculator, copier, and computer.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs to assist with moving bodies

  • Extenuating Schedule : Typically required to work several evenings or weekends each month
  • Travel : Regular travel within AOR, up to 70%
  • Postal Code : 85257

    Category (Portal Searching) : Sales

    Job Location : US-AZ - Scottsdale

    Req ID : Req.83623

    Who we are. What we do.

    We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.

    We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements.

    For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

    SCI refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, M / F / D / V

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