Exide Technologies Strategic Accounts Manager - Industrial in Chicago, Illinois
The position is responsible for developing and implementing national accounts policies and programs, in order to maintain and improve the competitive position and profitability of the organization. The position will interact with other Exide personnel to explore and share best practices throughout the organization. The successful individual will have demonstrated ability to work on a cross-functional basis across business units and within the corporation.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prospect, identify, qualify, and target accounts fitting the national account profile.
Develop strategies which enable Exide to approach national customers with a unified sales and service program.
Serve as the primary contact to the field by providing personal sales visits, resolving issues, and communicating information regarding assigned national accounts.
Ensure coverage of accounts through OEM and Regional Managers as well as internal support staff.
Establish and monitor adherence to National Accounts pricing and procedures guidelines as the primary coordinator for those accounts.
Help tailor products and programs to the needs of national accounts.
Assist to control working capital, including overdue accounts receivables.
Operate within an acceptable sales-to-expense ratio.
Forecast and track sales activity for assigned accounts.
Advise in the development of national sales tools.
Complete projects and reports in a timely fashion.
Perform additional tasks and functions as determined by your leadership; examples include, but are not limited to, representing
GNB/Exide at trade shows, helping train new national accounts manager, and presenting at sales meetings.
Other duties as assigned
Education, Experience, Certifications:
BS Degree in business or a related field
Five (5) years of previous Major Accounts Selling
Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:
Well-developed sales management skills
Strong written, communication and interpersonal skills are essential
Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet
The ability to develop talent and motivate employees in a fast-paced, changing environment is necessary.
An outstanding track record of leading others, influencing decisions and making a positive impact.
Energy, initiative, and results orientation are required.
A progressively responsible career history and demonstrated success in territory sales or key account management.
A high level of business acumen and the quantitative/analytical capacity to understand complex sales processes.
Skills to effectively use CRM tools in managing opportunities, win/loss of projects, and target objectives
Collaboration with National Account team and execute the National Account strategy and programs in the region
Strategic selling skills, effective negotiating skills, and commitment to customers are required. Knowledge of the Transportation market is a plus.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Collaborative work style, one that solicits ideas and shares information to develop creative solutions and winning strategies across the Exide/GNB sales organization.
Resourcefulness and creativity, with excellent time management and organizational skills.
Technical competency and be PC proficient, including standard business software and the Internet.
Integrity, team orientation and desire to over-achieve are of the utmost importance.
Travel, other requirements:
Estimated overnight travel for the position is 75%.
Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.
Requisition ID 2019-2292
Position Type Regular Full-Time