Currently working at a tech company with a 45~ person headcount.
Our sales team has about 12 reps total across 2 teams, and I'm currently an inbound AE, amongst a team of 4. I've been with the company for roughly a year, and am the longest-tenured member of this team. Our boss told us internally yesterday they are looking to hire or promote a team lead/manager for our group. The JD for the role has not been posted externally yet, but I have reached out to my boss indicating I'm interested in leading this team.
I was part of the hiring process for the other 3 team members who have been here between 1-5 months. I trained them in how to demo, wrote the SOPs, and created the system for assigning leads from different sources too. In this sense, I've been a defacto team lead since they joined.
Earlier today, the 5-month team member (let's call her Angela) asked me if I was interested in that Team Lead role because she is as well. While I enjoy competition, I can't help but feel uneasy about it. I don't want to report to someone I helped hire and train.
Hoping to ask the war room for some advice on how I can best position myself to be in line for this promotion, and if there are any documents I can start putting together to really wow my boss when we meet about this. I am considering writing a 30-60-90 day plan for what I want to do as a Team Lead, but curious about your thoughts.