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JOB TITLE: National Accounts Manager, Consumer Products


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JOB TITLE: National Accounts Manager, Consumer Products
LOCATION: Stow, Ohio U.S.A.


POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Director of Consumer Sales, we are looking for an experienced professional, with a background in consumer goods, to join our consumer sales and marketing team. The National Accounts Manager will be responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with strategically important accounts, and new account acquisition. This individual will develop and grow sales of AT consumer products in the Retail segment of the market; cultivate and develop relationships with targeted accounts to place AT products and drive consumer sales; work as part of the overall sales, marketing and product teams to achieve annual segment targets.


DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for all aspects of account management for assigned accounts.
  • Achievement of all sales and profitability goals for those assigned accounts.
  • Plan and organize efforts to systematically develop relationships to increase awareness of, and sales of AT products.
  • As part of account management, has frequent and direct communication with the AT purchasing team to forecast and meet customer product demand. Appropriately seeks customer rolling forecasts and monitors sales and inventory trends.
  • Identify and aggressively drive new business opportunities at targeted accounts.
  • Deliver solution-based sales presentations to key customers.
  • Appropriately and selectively utilize manufacturing rep firms to accomplish goals.
  • Responsible for prospecting. Must have the ability to identify, contact, and develop new business relationships with regional and national customers.
  • Ensure effective internal communications within the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance teams, and across the organization.
  • Partner with New Product Development and Marketing departments on customer specific programs and promotions.
  • Participates in the development, planning and launching new products that drive revenue, category dominance and differentiation.
  • As appropriate, work with product development and marketing teams to address specific market needs.
  • Research, develop, and communicate important distribution and market trends.
  • Monitor and report on the activities of competitors and to identify business opportunities and threats

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 8 years of account management and business development experience in consumer goods. Experience with consumer electronics, specifically audio, a plus.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in establishing and developing relationships with retail accounts.
  • Motivated self-starter.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Highly collaborative yet able to function independently.
  • Must be able to stage a consultative selling process that overcomes objections and indifference and connects "need" with the company's solutions.
  • Ability to understand and articulate complicated concepts in clear, concise terms. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • P&L experience preferred.
  • Ability to learn audio technology and stay current with new innovations.
  • Must be flexible, enthusiastic and possess good human relations skills with the ability to think independently and make sound business decisions.
  • Impeccable oral and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applicable applications.
  • Extensive domestic travel required; occasional international travel.
  • Work from the US corporate office in Stow, Ohio.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


SALARY/BENEFITS

Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health, dental, disability and life insurance, flexible spending account, and profit sharing/401(k) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.


INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.


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