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Channel Manager, Lighting

Date: Apr 18, 2019

Location: Apsley, UK, GB

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115798 

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Position Summary:

The Channel Manager wins, maintains, and expands relationships with both distribution and customers within the channel. The Channel Manager is responsible for achieving sales, profitability, and driving business objectives. The Channel Manager represents the Martin range of company products. This position supports the business sales strategy, activating sales forecast, budget and pricing activities.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • To implement sales and service strategy to achieve the business plan, corporate goals and gross margin achievement.
  • To work with a diverse group of sales and customer service representatives to implement the strategic plan, by effective tactical goals, sales processes and reporting procedures.
  • Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in both distribution and customers within the channel.
  • Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, in order to meet partner performance objectives and partners’ expectations.
  • Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in distribtion.
  • Proactively leads processes that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones associated with a productive partner relationship.
  • Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates needs in distribution and the channel on an ongoing basis.
  • Sells through partner organizations to end users in coordination with partner sales resources.
  • Leads solution development efforts that best address end-user needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company and partner personnel.
  • To lead and educate others in the delivery of positive PR to support the Company’s reputation as a market leader, either directly, or in co-operation with the relevant customers/distribution network.
  • To monitor the performance of the existing product range, identifying market trends and opportunities for new product development.
  • To assist in the specification of new product by providing marketing with an effective sales channel feedback function.
  • To ensure that products and the company are well represented by Distributors/B2B  in each sales region. Also to ensure that the Distributors/B2B are fully aware of the product range and its applications and are technically trained on the products.
  • To ensure the provision of  training and technical support to all categories of clients, with particular focus on designers and consultants, and those who influence purchasing decisions, by transferring technical expertise from the Company to the wider lighting community.
  • To take responsibility for your own Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others - who may be affected by what you do or fail to do - whilst complying with the Company’s Health and Safety Policy’s and Procedures, and that of any country as applicable.

 

From time to time the job holder will be expected to carry out other activities for which he/she is trained to do in order to assist in the efficient operation of the company.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Has a excellent understanding of lighting and the lighting industry as a whole.
  • Has a thorough understanding of all lighting equipment used within the professional arena and experience of related technologies.
  • Has ‘hands on’ experience of lighting equipment at a professional level.
  • Has proven sales and leadership experience within the Lighting industry..

 

 Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

 

Results-Driven:  Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.

  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiples initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Drives exceptional performance to achieve goals and targets

 

Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
  • Leverages the strengths of others to achieve goals

 

Change Orientation:  Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.

  • Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on sales activities across the business
  • Act as brand ambassador and drives market adoption

 

Customer Focus:  Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.

  • Understands and drives behaviors to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Focuses on business continuity and project achievement

 

Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.

  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development
  • Is self aware when dealing with multiple cultures

 

Eligibility Requirements: List specific location of position and % of willingness to travel

  • Willingness to travel 75% of the time
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Europe for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of professional employment references.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (www.harman.com)


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