How about this for a Job Spec??
Superb Ad for a Sales Manager. It doesn't mention 'one hand tied behind the back' but...
Manages the promotion and direction of the sales or service activities among customers or prospects in a region.
Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and discount rates, and develops sales campaigns.
A combination of over four years of directly related training and/or experience is typically required for carrying out the responsibilities for this job.
Typically reports to a National Sales Manager and has supervisors and/or subordinate sales staff who call on existing or potential customers reporting to this position.
Ensures that representatives keep informed of changes in territories that might affect product sales.
Holds sales meetings.
Makes forecasts on anticipated market sales.
Analyzes sales statistics to formulate policy and assist in promoting sales. Studies schedules and estimates time, cost, and labor estimates for completion of job assignments.
Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring work activities, such as preparation of records of expenditures, progress reports, etc., in order to inform management of current status or sales activities.
Represents company at industry association meetings and trade shows to promote product.
Acts as liaison between sales and other departments.
Participates in budget preparation.
Assists other departments within establishment to prepare manuals and technical publications.
Prepares periodic sales reports showing sales volumes and potential sales.
Interprets company policy to ensure company objectives are met.
Directs product simplification and standardization to eliminate unprofitable items from sales line.
Promotes satisfactory customer relations.
Works closely with company personnel to ensure prompt service to customers. Keeps informed on company contract procedures and product pricing.
May direct staffing and training to develop sales program.
£22,000 per annum!!! Wow. C'mon you graduates...I bet your pleased you took all those exams now!!