Share this Job

Sr. Manager Sales Distribution

Date: Feb 26, 2019

Location: Richardson, TX, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 114908

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:  

Position Summary:

The Strategic Distribution role provides joint strategic planning, continuous business alignment and the connection of key business stakeholders across Harman Professional Division’s top tier business partners for mutual business success. The program operates as a high level, strategic business overlay to the existing Harman channel sales fulfilment and service teams and is designed to provide the C suite and Executives, within our biggest partnerships, value to their businesses via a capable B2B business Harman Professional resource.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  No Direct Reports



Job Responsibilities:

  • Build direct B2B relationships with the C suite and Executive key stakeholders within the Distributor’s business that you are assigned to. Build trust, empathy and rapport with these stakeholders to underpin mutually beneficial business outcomes.


  • Develop a complete and thorough understanding of the partner’s operating model and strategic business plan and ensure our approached to this account complements the requirement.
  • Meet and exceed all revenue and CM goals
  • Remove obstacles and barriers that negatively impact the flow of business and create new opportunities for Harman at the C Suite level  – Ensure Harman is easier to do business with than our competitors.
  • Communicate and assist in developing effective Partner incentive Programs to meet mutual beneficial business outcomes
  • Work closely, and communicate effectively, with the existing Harman channel team to provide strategic direction and information pertaining to the effective management of the key account
  • Take Partner program analytics and conduct Quarterly Reviews based on that data, with the executive teams within the partnership
  • Work with the Harman Customer Solutions Unit teams to communicate Product roadmap and solutions to the relevant, key Executive stakeholders within the organization.
  • Create effective national Training Plans that are aligned to the Key Account business plans and ensure they are executed by Regional Teams
  • Coordinate Marketing and Teaming events working alongside the channel and US Marketing teams as it is required


Basic Qualifications:

  • Business Degree, Eng Degree – MBA preferred.
  • 5+ Years of Account Management Sales Experience
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the ProAV/IT/UC Industries:
    • Understands the challenges faced by our business partners in their market today
    • Understand current industry trends across a wide range of vertical markets and be able to effectively communicate this detail to the account
  • Possess high level business acumen and be comfortable communicating to C suite level the relevant financials to effectively drive the national account
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to effectively connect with a broad range of Executive level stakeholders at a strategic, day-to-day business and an industry / technical level.
  • Understand the intricacies of managing a large partner account that is part of a larger channel organization from within a matrixed organization like Harman. This includes direct accounts and accounts that fulfil via distribution


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 50%
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA, Richardson, TX or remote location.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  •  Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

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!  (


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Sales Management, Distribution, Manager, Strategic Planning, Sales, Operations, Management, Strategy