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Posted by ESC on April 25, 2004

In Reply to: Job position posted by Smokey Stover on April 25, 2004

: : hi,, i'd like to know if there's a difference between "head of acquisitions' and 'sales manager'?

: : Thank you so much !

: Unless there is really a lot that either you or they have failed to tell us, there is a big difference. A sales manager sells things, a head of acquisitions buys them. Well, not the same things, but things. The head of acquisitions sees that things are acquired, not necessarily by purchase, from sources outside the company; the sales manager sells things which the company makes or to which it has access. A "head of acquisitions" is a job you'll often find in a library, but presumably also in any organization that needs to acquire things. Libraries don't have sales managers, however. SS

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