In the pool and hot tub industry, a career as a a sales manager means acting as the leader of a company’s sales team and overseeing the sales representatives and supervisors. Some of the main responsibilities of a retail or commercial pool store manager include management of the sales budget and finances, developing strategic sales plans, and directing the sales team to meet quotas and overall goals.
Retail or commercial pool sales managers will also be expected to develop strong relationships with clients as well as vendors to increase sales; therefore, previous sales experience is crucial in understanding the importance of these connections. Managers will also interact with other sectors in the industry, such as construction teams and warehouse staff. The pool store manager job is normally full-time and can be in-person, hybrid or remote depending on the organization.