Hello everyone!! This is ABDUL IRFAN,i have done MBA in FINANCE and MARKETING(fresher),and now working in a chemical manufacturing industry jeddah,SAUDI ARABIA(construction additives & water treatment chemicals) as a sales coordinator.

Also to mention they have asked me to take 1 month trainning from senior sales manager and then i will be given target & i have to be in field going to customer and bringing orders to the company,and to mention the same job is done by the other people who are here from 3-4 yrs and there position is sales consultant and senior sales consultant(BCOM graduates or less than that,who dont know even english only dealing in arabic).So iam not able to make the difference and iam in a dilema please help me whether its ok or is it justify my masters degree.

Also to mention they are giving me 2500 SR as BASIC SALARY and after adding all allowances like house,transport & mobile it all comes to 4500 SR, so ultimately in my hand it will be 4500 SR.

PLZ make me clear the designation and whether the job and salary is good for me or if not what should be the salary.

Hope inshaallah you will clear my doubt,i will be gradeful to you.
14th January 2013 From Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
Hi Irfan,

1st and foremost, to do any sales business in KSA, knowing Arabic is an added advantage. Arabic is a plus and is given weightage whilst recruiting sales team.

2nd it does not matter with you are a BCom. MBA or PHD holder in marketing, at the end of day how much business you get will count and you will be rewarded accordingly. I personally know a Sales Manager who is only 8th pass (Arabic Indian) been in Saudi for last 33yrs and brings 1million SR orders per month for the company.

3rd, besides all above, you must have the maturity and knack of delaing with your boss, colleauges and a very close reliable relationship with your clients.

When you are a winner on all above, nobody can stop you from earning high for your efforts.

I suggest, though the salary seems bit at lower end but based on fresher, its fair. You need atleast 2/3yrs of solid ground experience in Saudi to command a Basic of 6000 and above. Howvever, if you can bring good business to your company, sky is the limit. I know expatriates and Saudi'd with just 5/6 ysr in Business take gome almost 25000SR per month.

Wish you all the best.

Use your education and skills to be a leader by contributing ideas and innovation in your marketing strategies and planning and see the results.

Ukmitra
20th January 2013 From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
Thanks Ukmitra !!! i am very much satisfied with your answer and also i also i got a zeal and motivation through you.thank you...if you dont mind i want to be in touch with you.so is it possible by any means(email,phone).i will be gradeful to you.
20th January 2013 From Saudi Arabia, Jeddah
Sure Irfan. You can always send me a private message through the Citehr or better post your queries here in Citehr for all to benefit.
Ukmitra
PS:Do take time to "Appreciate And Validate", responses from contributors. Thank you.
21st January 2013 From Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
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