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Unit 20 Sales Planning and OperationsUnit 20 Sales Planning and Operations

Qualification: Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma Business (Management)Unit Number and Title Unit 20: Sales Planning and Operations
Assignment Brief

 Assessment Deadline:

1st Formative submission date: 13/06/14

2nd Formative submission date: 18/07/14

Final submission date: 29/07/14

Assessor Name Date issued: 12/05/2014

 Rules and regulations:

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 Coursework Regulations   

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  • Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year.
  • If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one. Collect a coursework extension request form from the Academic Admin Office. Then take the form to your lecturer, along with evidence to back up your request. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick. The completed form must then be returned to Academic Admin for processing. This is the only way to get an extension. 

Outcomes and assessment requirements

 OutcomesAssessment requirements
On successful completion of this unit a learner will:To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: 
LO1.Understand the role of

personal selling within the overall marketing strategy

 

1.1.Explain how personal selling supports the promotion mix
1.2 Compare buyer behaviour and the decision making process in different situations
1.3 Analyse the role of sales teams within marketing strategy
LO2.Be able to apply the principles of the selling process to a product/service2.1 Prepare a sales presentation for a product or service.
2.2 Carry out sales presentation for a product or service.
LO3.

Understand the role and objectives of sales management

 

3.1 Explain how sales strategies are developed in line with corporate objectives.
3.2 Explain the role of recruitments and selection procedure.
3.3. Evaluate the role of motivation, remuneration and training in sales management.
3.4 Explain how sales management organise sales activity and control of output.
3.5 Explain the use of database in effective sales management.
LO4

Be able to plan a sales activity for a product or service.

4.1 Develop a sales plan for a product or a service.
4.2 Investigate opportunities for selling internationally
4.3 Investigate opportunities for using exhibitions or trade fairs.

Task 1

LO1.  Understand the role of personal selling within the overall marketing strategy

1.1 Explain how personal selling supports the promotion mix

1.2 Compare buyer behaviour and the decision making process in different situations

1.3 Analyse the role of sales teams within marketing strategy

 

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

 

Grade Descriptor

 

Indicative characteristic/s

 

Contextualisation

M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

 

·     an effective approach to study and research has been appliedAn effective approach to study and research has been applied to show how the elements of the Promotional Mix can help or can be made more effective by the inclusion and by the integration of personal selling into the mix and how these fits within the company overall marketing strategy  of Johnson Brothers Ltd.
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques·     a range of sources of information has been usedLearner has used a range of sources of information and appropriate techniques to compare individual buyer behaviour and organisational buyer behaviour relating it to the selected company.
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings·     coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audienceAn appropriate structure that is coherent and logical has been used to analyse, present and communicate the role of sales teams in the overall marketing strategy.
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions·   conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justifiedA sound conclusion of the role of personal selling has been made and justified and produced which are practical.
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities·     activities have been managedDemonstrate the ability conducting independent research is evident
D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /  creative thinking·   ideas have been generated and decisions takenIdeas have been generated and decisions taken to support significant points in favour of the role of personal selling at Johnson Brothers Ltd.

TASK 2

LO2.  Be able to apply the principles of the selling process to a product/service

2.1 Prepare a sales presentation for a product or service.

2.2 Carry out sales presentation for a product or service.

 

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades

 Grade Descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions·     an effective approach to study and research has been applied An effective approach to the preparation of the sales presentation has been demonstrated respecting in class instructions regarding time limits and deadlines.
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques·     appropriate learning methods/techniques have been appliedAppropriate methods and techniques have been applied in your sales presentation taking into consideration the concepts such as the AIDA model.
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings·     the appropriate structure and approach has been usedAn appropriate structure and approach (including professional demonstration/dress code, style) has been displayed and effectively communicated.
·     coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audienceCoherent, logical development of principles and concepts of the selling process have been displayed for the intended audience
·     a range of methods of presentation have been used and technical language has been accurately usedA range of methods and tool have been applied (e.g. PowerPoint Slides, Videos, samples, etc.) as part of your demonstration
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions·   conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justifiedCreatively, effectively and convincingly closed the sale.
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities·     autonomy/independence has been demonstratedDemonstrate autonomy in planning, managing and organising of Sales Presentation.
·     the unforeseen has been accommodatedObjections have been appropriately handled.
D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /  creative thinking·   innovation and creative thought have been appliedShow innovative and creative skills and thoughts in your sales presentation Demonstrate originality in the entire task.

 

TASK 3

LO3. Understand the role and objectives of sales management

3.1 Explain how sales strategies are developed in line with corporate objectives.

3.2 Explain the role of recruitments and selection procedure.

3.3 Evaluate the role of motivation, remuneration and training in sales management.

3.4 Explain how sales management organise sales activity and control of output.

3.5 Explain the use of database in effective sales management.

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades
 

Grade Descriptor

 

Indicative characteristic/s

 

Contextualisation

M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions·     an effective approach to study and research has been applied 

An effective approach to research has been applied to explain how sales strategies are aligned with corporate objectives.

M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques·     relevant theories and techniques have been appliedRelevant theories and a range of sources of information have been applied to explain the role and objectives of sales management.

Learner has effectively applied various theoretical concepts to the selected organisation.

·     a range of sources of information has been usedAnswers has been constructed based on a clear structure and has used variety of sources to gather relevant information to support the key points which are explained logically.
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings·     the appropriate structure and approach has been usedThe appropriate structure and approach has been used to explain the role and objectives of sales management.

Concepts and principles have been developed logically and in a coherent manner

·     coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audienceClear and practical recommendations that are coherent and logical has been made using appropriate structures or formats.
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions·   conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justifiedProvide conclusions that have been arrived at through synthesis of appropriate ideas and have been justified to emphasis the role and objectives of sales management.
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities·     autonomy/independence has been demonstratedAutonomy and independence has been demonstrated to arrive at a conclusion of the role and objectives of sales management.
D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /  creative thinking·   innovation and creative thought have been appliedEvidence of innovation and creative ideas and thoughts that go beyond established theories has been applied.

Fresh and new ideas have been applied in an attempt to expound on the role and objectives of sales management.

TASK 4

LO4 Be able to plan a sales activity for a product or service.

4.1 Develop a sales plan for a product or a service.

4.2 Investigate opportunities for selling internationally

4.3 Investigate opportunities for using exhibitions or trade fairs.

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades
 Grade Descriptor Indicative characteristic/s Contextualisation
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions·     complex problems with more than one variable have been exploredLearner has identified various alternatives to a problem presented. Solutions suggested by learner have been backed up with logical arguments.
M2 Select / design and apply appropriate methods / techniques·     the selection of methods and techniques/sources has been justifiedSelection of methods and techniques and sources used in the planning of sales activity has been justified

Learner has used an appropriate and logical structure in developing the answer which covers all important points.

·     complex information/data has been synthesised and processedComplex information and data has been synthesised and processed to be able to plan tasks.
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings·     the appropriate structure and approach has been usedAn appropriate structure and approach has been used in a coherent and logical manner to plan a sales activity.
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions·   conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justifiedThe student has made recommendations after thorough investigations which is relevant to the context of the organisation under consideration.
D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities·     autonomy/independence has been demonstratedAutonomy and independence have been demonstrated in the planning of sales activities at Toys ‘R’ Us
D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /  creative thinking·   innovation and creative thought have been appliedOriginal ideas have been applied to the planning of a sales activity that go beyond established theories with some effective thoughts given on solving problems.
Assignment titleSales Planning and Operations
Purpose of this assignment 

Selling is a key part of any successful business, and most people will find that they need to use sales skills at some point in their working life – if only to persuade or win an argument. For anyone who is interested in sales as a professional career it pays to understand the basics of selling, to practice, and plan. This unit will introduce learners to the theory of selling and sales planning, and give them the opportunity to put their personal selling skills into practice.

The unit starts with an overview of how personal selling fits within the overall marketing strategy for a business. Learners will be taken through the main stages of the selling process, and be expected to put them to use. Once they are confident about the selling process, learners will investigate the role and objectives of sales management. This is knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of organisations.

Finally, learners will be able to start planning sales activity for a product or service of their own choice – this is another valuable skill that is transferable to many different situations learners may find themselves in as they move into employment or higher education.

Task 1

Scenario – Johnson Brothers Ltd

Allan Johnson and his brother Thomas run a successful car dealership (Johnson Brothers Ltd) in London. They have a garage with a showroom and workshop for servicing and maintenance of customer vehicles in every Borough of London. Recently, sales of new and second-hand cars have been down. Although the brothers understand that this may be due to the economic recession they are also concerned as many experienced sales staff have left and the current sales force is made up of very inexperienced staff. The brothers want to focus their sales force again on selling to personal customers and also to businesses who wish to buy fleets of vehicles.
Task 1
You work for Strategic Consulting Corporation as a consultant and you have been called in to advise Johnson Brothers Ltd business by preparing a marketing strategy report which will look at the role of personal selling by the sales force. Your report needs to consider the following:
1. Explain how personal selling supports other promotional activities AC1.1
2. Compare how buyer behaviour of Individuals differs from Organisations. AC1.2
3. Analyse the role of the sales teams in the overall marketing strategy for the Johnson Brothers Ltd.   AC1.3
Your report should be written in a suitable business style and should link any academic theories/studies to the business including appropriate research on personal and business to business selling (B2B) as it relates to the case scenario. 

Task 2

Scenario – Individual Presentation

You have been invited for a job interview for the position of a Sales Executive with a multinational organisation. As part of your interview you have been asked to prepare a 10 minutes sales presentation of not more than 6 slides for a product or service of your choice.

Your presentation should address Criteria 2.1 and 2.2

You should dress formally as you would when attending an interview for the post of a Sales Executive.

Presentation Date – Week beginning 09/06/14 

Edexcel expects Learners to meet the requirements for all Assessment Criteria,

therefore Learners who refuse to take part in the presentation (task 2)

will be referred.

Task 3 

Case Study – Plastic Products Ltd
Plastic Products Ltd is a company that produces and markets plastic cups, teaspoons, knives and forks for the catering industry. The company was established in 1974 in response to the changes taking place in the catering industry. The growth of the fast food sector of the market was seen as an opportunity to provide disposable eating utensils which would save on human resources and allow the speedy provision of utensils for fast customer flow. In addition, Plastic Products has benefited from the growth in supermarkets and sells ‘consumer packs’ through four of the large supermarket groups.

The expansion of sales and outlets has led Jim Spencer, the sales manager, to recommend to Bill Preedy, the general manager that the present salesforce of two regional representatives be increased to four.

Spencer believes that the new recruits should have experience of selling fast-moving consumer goods since essentially that is what his products are.

Preedy believes that the new recruits should be familiar with plastic products since that is what they are selling. He favours recruiting from within the plastics industry, since such people are familiar with the supply, production and properties of plastic and are likely to talk the same language as other people working at the firm.

 Task 3

Using the above case and any other similar research, answer the following: 

  1. Explain how sales strategies are developed in line with corporate objectives AC3.1
  1. Explain the role of an Organisation’s recruitment and selection procedure.AC3.2 

3.   Evaluate the role of motivation, remuneration and training in sales management. AC3.3

  1. Explain how sales management organise sales activity and control sales output. AC3.4  
  1. Explain the use of databases in effective sales management. AC3.5
Task 4

Scenario – Toys R Us Ltd (UK)

As Sales Manager for Toys R Us Ltd (UK), you are considering improving brand development and distribution and considering emerging markets.

Task 4 

1.   To begin with you are to develop a sales plan for one of your products AC4.1

2.   Next you are to investigate opportunities for selling internationally AC4.2

3.   Finally at the end of this task you are to investigate opportunities for using exhibitions or trade fairs. AC 4.3 

Answer need to be practical, workable and appropriate to a company such as Toys R Us Ltd (UK)

Evidence checklistSummary of evidence required by student
Task 1A report on the role of personal selling within the overall marketing strategy
Task 2A sales presentation for a product or a service of your choice
Task 3An assignment that addresses the role and objectives of sales management
Task 4An assignment that demonstrate your ability to plan a sales activity for a product for an organisation.

Support materials

Textbooks 

There are a range of general textbooks relating to this unit, including the following: 

Indicative resource materials

Textbooks

Allen M and Adair J – The Concise Time Management and Personal Development (Thorogood, 2003) ISBN 1854182234

Gold J, Thorpe R and Mumford A – Leadership and Management Development (CIPD, 2010) ISBN 1843982447

Megginson D and Whitaker V – Continuing Professional Development (CIPD, 2007) ISBN 1843981661

Owen J – How to Lead, 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2009) ISBN 027372150X

Pedler M, Burgoyne J and Boydell T – A Manager’s Guide to Self Development (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2006) ISBN 0077114701

Jobber.D and Chadwick F.E (2013), Principles and Practice of Marketing. New York: McGraw Hill.

Kotler.P, Armstrong.G, and Harris.L, (2013),Principles and Practice of Marketing. New York: McGraw Hill.

Jobber D and Lancaster G (2011), Selling and Sales Management. Harlow: Publisher Prentice Hall

Recommended Readings

Adcock, D. (2001), Marketing Principles and Practice. Harlow: Pitman.

Blythe. J, (2009), Principles and Practice of Marketing, Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Brassington, F. Pettitt, S. (2003), Principles of Marketing. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Dibb, Simkin, Pride, Ferrell. (2005), Marketing: Concepts and Strategies. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kotler, P. (2001), Principles of Marketing. European Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Journals

Management Today (Haymarket Business Media)

People Management (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

Professional Manager (Chartered Management Institute)

Training Journal (www.trainingjournal.com)

Marketing Business-Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Marketing Week-Centaur.

Websites

www.businesslink.gov.uk Interactive tools for creating a personal development plan through assessment of management and leadership skills

www.cipd.co.uk Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

www.managementhelp.org Articles on leadership development planning and self-assessments for personal and professional development

www.management-standards.org.uk Chartered Management Institute

www.mindtools.com Time-management tools and activity logs

www.cim.co.uk

www.acnielsen.co.uk

www.bized.com

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