Sales Order Planner

Streamlining your sales process for seamless order planning and fulfilment.


A Sales Order Planner is responsible for managing the sales orders for a company, ensuring that orders are processed and fulfilled in a timely as well as efficient manner. Moreover, this role involves working closely with the sales team, production team and customers to coordinate the delivery of goods and services. The Sales Order Planner must work closely with the production team to ensure that orders are fulfilled on time and that any issues with production or inventory are addressed promptly.

To be successful in this role, a Sales Order Planner should have strong organisational and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced as well as deadline-driven environment. Furthermore, they should also be familiar with relevant software and systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.


For Bachelor’s

  • The aspirants must clear their secondary board level examination by securing a minimum of 55% marks.
  • The candidates should enrol in a Bachelor's degree courses like BBA or B.Com. in the field of marketing, finance or any other from a recognised academic institution. 

 For Masters

  • Successful graduates must opt for a Master's degree programme related to their MBA such as financial management or marketing management. 
  • Students with MBA degrees are mostly preferred by the top MNCs. 

Job Roles

The job role of a Sales Order Planner can vary depending on the industry and company they work for but generally, their main responsibilities include:
  • Sales Planner
  • Area Sales Planner
  • Digital Sales Planner
  • Media Sales Planner
  • Sales Planning Manager
  • Merchandise Sales Planner 

Top Recruiters

Sales Order Planners may find job opportunities in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, e-commerce and logistics. Some of the top recruiters of Sales Order Planners may include:

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Nestle
  • Coca-Cola
  • PepsiCo
  • Apple

Employment Sector

  • FMCG Business
  • Retail Chains 
  • Finance Service Providers
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • ECommerce Companies


The salary of a Sales Order Planner can vary depending on various factors such as location, industry, company size, level of experience and education. The average annual salary of a Sales Order Planner is displayed as given below: 


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹12,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹20, 00,000 


  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Interpersonal skills


The career scope for a Sales Order Planner is promising with many opportunities for growth as well as advancement. These individuals can find employment in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, e-commerce and logistics. With experience Sales Order Planners can progress to higher-level positions such as Operations Manager, Supply Chain Manager or Logistics Manager. Moreover, they may also have the opportunity to specialise in areas such as demand forecasting, production planning or inventory management. In addition, Sales Order Planners with advanced degrees such as an MBA may be able to pursue leadership roles in supply chain management, logistics or operations. As companies continue to focus on improving efficiency and reducing costs in their supply chain as well as logistics operations, the demand for skilled Sales Order Planners is expected to remain strong. This makes it a great career choice for those interested in operations management, supply chain management or logistics.


  • Stable job market
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Variety of industries
  • Competitive salary
  • Job satisfaction
  • Skill development
  • Impactful work


  • Repetitive work
  • High-pressure environment
  • Stressful situations
  • Complexity
  • Long hours
  • Limited creativity
  • Challenging communication