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Sales Representative - IL, WI, MN, ND, SD

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116106 

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A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 

Position Summary:

This role will lead in all sales planning and execution of Harman Lifestyle brands and categories with customers in the assigned geography. The Sales Representative has direct responsibility for developing and managing the business relationship between Harman and its retailers and distributors. The Sales Manager is responsible for forecasting and managing the assigned sales budget.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibility

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for stated Sales Budget in the assigned geography, as well as growing Harman’s business with existing customers while developing new customers complementary to Harman Lifestyle go-to-market strategy. 
  • Provides monthly sku level forecasts for key customers and remaining territory along with top line revenue projections. 
  • Presents and executes new product introductions including but not limited to, forecasting, determining appropriate merchandising solutions, training retail sales associates and implementing sell-through incentive plans.
  • Conducts regularly scheduled business planning and reviews with key customers to ensure alignment to product and revenue forecasts and in constant contact with all existing and new customer prospects via in-person meetings, phone calls and electronic communication. 
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting relevant competitive activity in the marketplace.
  • Responsible for soliciting and monitoring orders, submitting new dealer agreements and updating existing agreements, distributing sales and marketing communication to all customers and working closely with Order Management & Supply Planning to ensure customer order fulfillment and special order requests meet customer requirements.
  • Completes other related duties as assigned by the supervisor


Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in business or related field
    • Minimum 5 years sales experience and/or training, preferably in the Consumer Electronics Industry         
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Self Starter
    • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
    • Well organized with ability to prioritize
    • Strong business acumen and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Capable of handling multiple projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion
  • Responsible for projects that have hard deadlines that must be met.

Team Player:

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
  • Develop relationships with other departments based on honest communication, mutual respect and teamwork

Change Orientation

  • Must not only adapt, but must champion new and more efficient methods and techniques to meet the needs of the company

Customer Focus

  • Must treat all customers with utmost respect, understanding that they have different needs
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop strong personal and business relationships  internally and externally


  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 65% of the time within territory and 5% out of territory (Corp, trade shows).
  • Willingness to work in a home office.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


HARMAN ( 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!  (


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