Sales Directors Programme - Program Overview

PROGRAM


Sales Directors Programme




Course Dates:
11/11/2019 To 14/11/2019


Cost:
GBP £ 6810

Language of Instruction:
English





Organise and develop a top class sales function. At Cranfield, we know first-hand about the demands on Sales Directors to grow revenues. Read less

Organising a top class sales function is a challenging task. It encompasses the building of an effective sales organisation, working with key stakeholders across the business, nesting sales strategy within the overall business strategy, and of course, being intimately connected with and deeply knowledgeable about the market.

Our Sales Directors’ Programme is the only researched based programme for Sales Leaders in Europe. The programme gives you the skills and tools you need to successfully develop your sales function, engage customers and lead your sales teams. The strategic sales programme provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Increase profitability through sales strategy.
  • Align sales with your business strategy.
  • Understand and then reverse all areas of sales under performance.
  • Focus on strategic selling to develop sustained competitive advantage.
  • Make the personal transition from sales manager to sales director (or give you the confidence that you have done so).

What you will learn

You will gain:

  • An advanced understanding of how to make the selling organisation productive.
  • An increased ability and confidence in influencing, managing and motivating sales teams
  • Practical tools for managing a customer portfolio and creating customer value.
  • Connect more closely with the marketing team and creating customer strategy together.
  • State-of-the-art concepts, tools and frameworks for creating an effective sales strategy to improve performance.

Your organisation will gain:

  • Vision and commitment of senior executives to lead change initiatives to improve sales revenues.
  • A proposed intervention plan that will support sustained growth in sales performance.
  • A more knowledgeable and effective sales team that understand the concepts behind creating innovative sales strategies in order to help deliver increased profits.
  • Alignment of the sales strategy with business strategy to support sustained organisational growth.

Core content

The Sales Directors’ Programme is a four-day residential event at Cranfield School of Management. There is also a follow up day a few weeks later, to reflect on and apply learnings to real problems within your organisation.

Taught by experienced faculty, you will benefit from the creative practices, diverse ideas, success methods used to overcome challenges that your peers and faculty have faced in a range of sectors.

The practical design of the programme walks you through four key elements of a Sales Director’s responsibility: strategy, structure, measurement and people development. This ensures that you are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art tools and frameworks to successfully develop your function in order to easily achieve better long term performance.

Programme Details

The Sales Directors' Programme understands the challenges you face when organising a top class sales function within your organisation.

You gain state of the art models to:

  • Support your role to deliver greater value.
  • Engage with customers more profitably.
  • Effectively lead your sales organisation.
  • Develop short term actions for long term performance.
  • Engage in meaningful sales performance analysis.
  • Improve your personal effectiveness with key stakeholders.

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