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December 17, 2018

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Sales & Marketing

“The most notable shift in hiring trends has been the demand from companies to diversify their sales and marketing team. The demand for hiring females into mid to senior management roles has been a significant movement in 2018 and is looking to continue to grow in 2019.”

KSA Salary Guide 2019 - Sales & Marketing
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Saudi Arabia witnessed record growth of 30 percent in the consumer goods industry in 2018

Despite economic challenges for Saudi Arabia between 2015 and 2016, and reduced consumer purchasing power, we envisage to see more expats in the next two years more willing to move to Saudi Arabia which is expected to increase the country’s GDP. As Saudi Arabia looks to diversify its economy and find private sector careers for its young citizens, the FMCG segment looks to be a source of growth and employment opportunities.

Hiring Trends

Organisations are now becoming more cautious in terms of the recruitment process due to time and financial constraints. More thorough interview processes are put in place and they are widening their net of prospect talent. Multinational companies in Saudi Arabia are now trying to provide continued support for their employees by presenting them with constant development and training programs. It is also inevitable that FMCG employees need to have an in-depth knowledge about the market and can speak both English and Arabic. The most notable shift in hiring trends has been the demand from companies to diversify their sales and marketing team. The demand for hiring females into mid to senior management roles has been a significant movement in 2018 and is looking to continue to grow in 2019.

GCC companies are expanding their branches in the Kingdom due to its vibrant market

The volume of Sales and Marketing roles in KSA has been fairly buoyant in 2018. There has been a significant increase in the demand for companies to increase their sales force in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the vibrancy in the current Saudi market.  With a growing young population, the biggest players for the private sector have been the Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods (FMCG) and the healthcare Industry.

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

FMCG

General Manager

17,000

55,000

 

Sales Director

15,000

50,000

 

Regional Sales Manager

25,000

35,000

 

Area Sales Manager

20,000

30,000

 

Sales Manager

25,000

20,000

 

Key Account Manager

17,000

18,000

 

Trade Marketing Manager

35,000

18,000

 

Sales Executive

26,000

12,000

 

Country Manager

30,000

45,000

 

Brand Manager

45,000

18,000

HEALTHCARE

Sales Representative

17,000

22,000

 

Product Specialist

15,000

26,000

 

Area Sales Manager

25,000

30,000

 

Business Development Manager

20,000

25,000

 

Snr. Business Development Manager

25,000

30,000

 

Key Account Manager

17,000

21,000

 

Country Manager

35,000

40,000

 

Market Access Manager

26,000

32,000

 

Regional Sales Manager

30,000

35,000

 

Regional Sales Director

45,000

49,000

 

Regional Commercial Manager

30,000

35,000

 

Regional Commercial Director

50,000

54,000

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

RETAIL

General Manager

45,000

50,000

 

Sales Director

40,000

45,000

 

Regional Sales Manager

25,000

32,000

 

Regional Brand Manager

18,000

23,000

 

Area Sales Manager

15,000

18,000

 

Key Account Manager

12,000

18,000

 

Sales Executive

80,000

12,000

 

Store Manager

12,000

15,000

 

Operations Manager

18,000

21,000

 

Sales Assistant

5,000

8,000

MARKETING &

Marketing Executive

10,000

15,000

COMMUNICATIONS

Marketing Manager

20,000

24,000

 

Marketing Director

40,000

50,000

 

CMI Manager

20,000

25,000

 

PR Account Executive

11,000

14,000

 

PR Account Manager

16,000

18,000

 

PR Account Director

21,000

24,000

 

Corporate Communications Manager

27,000

30,000

 

Head of Corporate Communications

45,000

55,500

 

Digital Account Manager

21,000

24,000

 

Digital Account Director

26,000

31,000

 

Regional Commercial Director

10,000

54,000

 

 

ROLES

TITLE

MIN

MAX

TECHNICAL SALES

Sales Director

47,000

54,000

 

Sales Manager

25,000

33,000

 

Regional Sales Manager

25,000

35,000

 

District Manager

25,000

32,000

 

Technical Sales Manager

15,000

22,000

 

Technical Account Manager

15,000

17,000

 

Sales Engineer

12,000

16,000

 

Inside Sales Engineer

9,000

12,000

 

Systems Engineer

12,000

16,000

 

Application Sales Engineer

9,000

13,000

Monthly salaries in Saudi Riyals (SAR). Salaries provided are exclusive of any bonus, guaranteed or otherwise. 

Please click here to view the full salary guide for this sector.

Noona Nafousi By Noona Nafousi

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