International Sales Manager manages and directs a sales force to achieve global sales and profit goals. Designs and recommends sales and marketing programs and sets short- and long-term sales strategies. Being an International Sales Manager must be aware of international variances in cultural and legal issues pertaining to sales. Requires a bachelor's degree in a related area. Additionally, International Sales Manager typically reports to top management. The International Sales Manager typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments. To be an International Sales Manager typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience.