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Job Code:201216
Job Title:SALES MANAGER
Job Category:SALES | MARKETING
Location:LOS ANGELES, CA

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POSITION TITLE:

SALES MANAGER

JOB CATEGORY:

Sales, Marketing

INDUSTRY:

Agriculture

LOCATION:

Los Angeles, CA

PLEASE NOTE! CANDIDATES CAN BE LOCATED at ANY STATE in WEST USA STATES (WEST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER)  close to an airport for transportation purposes

DATE:

January 7, 2019

JOB ORDER NUMBER:

201216

THE COMPANY:

Our client is the pre-eminent supplier of poultry industry products and services Worldwide.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The successful candidate will become the key representative within the sales region for the following:

  • Existing customers for any new requirements or ongoing product support and service requirements.
  • New customers to service any potential requirements for company products and services.
  • Channel or strategic partners as well as industry associations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Regional Sales Manager, US-West North America (RSM-WNA) will be responsible primarily for Sales of all products in West US States (West of Mississippi River). This position reports directly to the Director of Sales, North America. The position is regarded as an intermediate sales position and involves direct management of new and existing customer sales relationships within the sales area and responsibility for activities related achieving the sales budget within this region. The position will be expected to coordinate closely with the Service, Marketing and Inside Sales departments and to service existing customers, new customer requirements and promote client’s products within the sales region. As well, the position will be required to coordinate, where necessary, with other members of the global Sales Team and participate in internal Sales activities such as regional or global sales meetings.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management:

  • Manage all commercial and market aspects of customer, potential customer, channel/strategic partner and industry relationships;
  • Provide active funnel management & reporting using the corporate sales management system (Zoho);
  • Provide regular reporting of marketing activity & plans, sales funnel & projections against budget, key sales strategies (general and customer specific), potential and captured customer status and any other relevant reporting to the Area Sales Manager;
  • Provide sales & marketing inputs to yearly budgeting process for the territory. 

Sales:

  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of client’s solutions, the value of these solutions to customers/prospective customer’s business objectives and advantages of these solutions with respect to competitive offerings in the market;
  • Organize and effectively communicate this knowledge to customers, potential customers and strategic partners to promote brand recognition, loyalty and develop potential prospects for the company Products and Services in the territory;
  • Professionally manage leads of key prospective customers, in a timely manner, through a successful sales cycle by employing appropriate analysis of customer requirements, proposing and promoting the best company solution and ensuring the customer fully understands the benefits of the proposed solution with respect to other competitive offerings ;
  • Understand and utilize strategic selling techniques to analyze and employ winning strategies for specific projects, tender responses, competitive issues and negotiations in order to close sales and ensure sales targets are met.
  • Travel to partners, existing or potential customer sites and/or accompany potential customers to the Cambridge HQ and manufacturing location or to other customer sites.

Markets & Competition:

  • Continually gather and evaluate all relevant information about market developments, customer investments, market forecasts and share this information internally, with strategic or industry partners and with other customers where appropriate;
  • Gather and internally communicate information to senior management, staff, other department heads and strategic sales partners concerning competitor’s activities, solutions and pricing.

Marketing 

  • In coordination with the marketing department, plan and implement marketing activities, such as trade shows, seminars and industry association events, in-line with the initiatives of the parent company, to promote company solutions and generate potential customer leads;
  • Broaden and further develop strategic partners or industry participants that are able to promote or add value to company solutions as well as links to industry associations in order to ensure market coverage and brand recognition;
  • Maintain relevant and up to date information on company customers and regularly communicate to these customers developments of interest at the company.
  • Provide marketing input, based on market feedback, into new product development and market support for new product introductions. 

Customer Service

  • Coordinate with Service by communicating customer delivery requirements, installation readiness, installation start up and needed customer support.
  • Ensure that company solutions are providing promised value to customers, and if not, constructively communicate issues to Service, assist in coordinating corrective actions in a timely fashion and ensure that actions taken meet customer expectations.
  • Provide sales support for spare parts requirements, ensuring customer needs are satisfied and customers have access to needed spare parts in a timely fashion.

EXPERIENCE: In order to be COMPETITIVE for this position, you will have:

  • Sound judgement in all matters company and private;
  • A high level of professional conduct which will earn and maintain the respect of other employees, partners and customers

COMPENSATION:

A very competitive compensation package plus commission, and a company vehicle or car allowance (as preferred).

EDUCATION:

A University or College level Diploma in Commerce/Business or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering is a minimum requirement. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:

  • Industry knowledge in the areas of poultry biology and the poultry supply chain (specifically hatcheries) is highly desirable;
  • Good understanding of basic HVAC, hydraulics/pneumatics, and/or electronics controls is also highly desirable;
  • Good understanding of the organization, function and flow of a sales department within a company, and the interaction between sales and other functional areas of a company;
  • Training, either formal or self-taught, in strategic selling techniques and excellent understanding of the sales cycle and sales processes;
  • Good understanding of marketing techniques appropriate to B2B marketing and lead generation;
  • Strong commercial contract knowledge and experience with tenders. 

Skills

  • Excellent customer/account management and negotiation skills;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work remotely for extended period. 

Abilities:

  • High level of self-discipline, self-motivation and organization;
  • Ability to self-manage to achieve yearly objectives;
  • Capable of earning and keeping the trust of others;
  • A highly developed sense of “fair play” combined with highly competitive nature 

Education & Certifications

  • A university or college level degree in Commerce/Business or Electrical/Mechanical Engineering is preferred but not required;
  • Both of the above in some accredited combination would be preferred. 

EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years of regional sales experience (with activity preferred in the stated operational area preferred) ;
  • Familiarity with selling industrial capital equipment as part of a larger customer project;
    • Familiarity with typical sales cycles of 6-12 months and tender/contract negotiations with value of US$500,000 to US$10 million
    • Specific experience in the poultry incubator/hatcher sales is highly desirable, but not a requirement.
    • Specific experience in poultry industry sales is desirable, but not a requirement.
    • A strong track record of individual sales achievements in complex, technical, niche market solutions is desired.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent, Full-Time

REQUIRED TRAVEL:

Yes - 50% Travel

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:

Yes

MANAGES OTHERS:

Yes

CONTACT:

Deborah Milo, Managing Director

HOW TO APPLY:

Please click on the “APPLY” button located elsewhere on this job posting (preferred) or email your resume to: dmilo@stoakley.com

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECRUITER:

Deborah Milo: http://stoakley.com/meet-deborah-milo/

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