Decades of technology business leadership experience have taught me that individuals who know their value and commit to their unique sales roles are consistently the most powerful key to team harmony and success.
That’s why I developed CharTec Academy to offer specialized training for every employee in your technology business, from admin to HR and finance to sales.
Managed services providers share a common craving—new leads that turn into sales, which translate to a growing profit. Those goals are achieved through a focused and effective sales team. Providing each member of your MSP sales team with a crystal-clear picture of their respective objectives, along with developmental support, will lead to a smoother-running business and healthier bottom line.
Think of it in terms of your company softball team. As enthusiastic as the players may be, you wouldn’t expect them to end the season as league champions with no defined positions or coaching. Similarly, each of your sales team members must understand their role and how it intertwines with the other team members toward a shared goal.
To help you in the defining process, take a look at this breakdown we’ve put together of the typical MSP sales roles and responsibilities.
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MSP Sales Roles & Responsibilities
The heartbeat of every sale team, this role shoulders the burden of the administrative tasks vital to the selling and closing processes. Never underestimate the importance of this position in supporting the identification and capturing of new business.
Sales Account Managers
Acting as the primary point of contact for existing customers, this role is responsible for customer retention rates, upselling, add-ons, and upgrades.
These essential team members qualify, follow-up with, and help nurture prospects into customers. Their performance is generally measured against Sales Activities and closing qualified leads. Closers are highly persuasive and responsible for winning business.
This role is dedicated to removing any and all sales barriers. A sales manager is only considered successful when their team is.
In defining your MSP sales team roles and setting achievable targets for their success, remember to reflect the objectives of your company and strengths of your products.
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The ConnectWise Guide to Sales Compensation
From the all-important base salary to a profitable commission plan, incentivizing your sales team with fair and profitable compensation takes planning. ConnectWise can help you get it right.