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Sales Director - Suwanee, GA

Sales & Business Development
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The E&E Sales Manager will be responsible for a sales team that is focused on SGS product safety testing and certification (SGS NA Listed Mark) according UL and international standards, EMC (FCC), battery testing, and international type approvals. The manager will mentor, lead, and drive the sales staff to properly present all SGS services to prospect customers and meet assigned revenue targets. They are responsible for the attainment of team sales targets, and may in certain cases, be assigned their own sales targets in addition to sales management.

To achieve the above, Sales Managers must develop and communicate comprehensive sales strategies to their sales team, marketing, operations and technical teams.

• Leadership of a team that is responsible for generating and closing sales in accordance to SGS strategies and individual targets.
• Responsible for getting SGS labs approved by US customers for testing.
• Assigned and/or targeted customer channels will include clients in the specified industries within Electrical and Electronics.
• Responsible for communication and close cooperation with key internal customers and support teams, including client services, technical teams, and operations in the US and overseas.


• Develop Sales Strategy
• Define and monitor KPIs and sales revenue targets for sales staff.
• Initiate and coordinate the development of action plans to penetrate new markets.
• Work closely with local marketing team to develop lead generation strategies.
• Responsible for annual review of accounts to determine which accounts remain with Sales for continued development and working with Customer Service.
• Conducts reviews with sales staff to ensure progress toward targets and KPIs, and to understand training and development needs. Such reviews will consider:

     ◦ Number of sales contacts/approaches
     ◦ Number of face-to-face meetings
     ◦ Number of proposals extended
     ◦ Value of proposals extended
• Responsible for recruitment and training of headcount to expand team.
• Assigns territories, accounts, and leads to appropriate sales representative. Ensures all appropriate follow-up to any specifically targeted or assigned account.
• Responsible for team adherence to requirements for usage of internal CRM tools.
• Assigns sales team leaders to trade shows or other marketing events.
• Responsible for team adherence to all aspects of published Sales Policy.
• Responsible for team adherence to Global Pricing Policy and local pricing policies.
• Ensures that tenders and other bids for services are prepared and provided to prospects or accounts within requirements and required timelines.
• Actively promotes collaboration with other business units within the SGS Group.
• Monitors competitive activity and pricing.
• Other tasks as assigned by management in support of business needs.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in business/business management and/or engineering in a related technical field and/or minimum 10 years sales experience, preferably with a service provider in the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) sector or a consulting firm in a related industry.

Required Skills:

• Strong sense of customer.
• Ownership of targets, projects, commitments.
• Develop and execute sales strategies.
• Business awareness.
• Strong leadership skills.
• Project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements.
• Availability, flexibility and responsiveness.
• Service-oriented mindset.
• Professional; high standards in personal presentations.
• Ability to network and engage the commitment of others.
• Troubleshooter, problem solver.
• Ability to work independently and coordinate several activities simultaneously.
• Contact with clients in the market to ensure understanding and integration of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
• Diplomatic and assertive.

Job Demands:

• Proven leadership skills; ability to coordinate and motivate staff toward a common goal. Must take ownership of objectives and hold self accountable.
• Ability to develop, communicates, and drives the execution of strategies/initiatives through all levels of the organization.
• Strong project management skills.
• Excellent communication, coaching and interpersonal skills.
• Work independently and without supervision.
• Ability to coordinate many activities simultaneously.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Travel Requirements 25 – 40% or as needed.

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.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
• SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will be called back shortly. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

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