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Area Sales Manager Northeast - Watertown, Massachusetts, US - Socomec

Publiée le: 8/11/2018

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

Advert reference : 2018-499

Founded in 1922, SOCOMEC is an international industrial group with a workforce of 3,100 which turns over $600M.

 Our business is the development, manufacture and sale of equipment and solutions used in the control and protection of low voltage electrical networks. As an independent business, we have a long-term vision and complete control of any decisions affecting our development, reinvesting more than 10% of our sales in R&D.

Our aim is to foster a respectful approach to individuals and cultures, to encourage initiative and commitment from personnel.

We are looking for an Area Sales Manager for the Northeast United States to focus on PA, NY, NJ, ME, CT, MA, VT & NH.  This may be a remote based employee, however; employee must be based in territory.  Relocation and sponsorship is not being considered at this time.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Sales & Commercial

  • Daily area management and development of existing or potential direct accounts, indirect accounts, distributors and new customer prospecting
  • Develop and support business through existing and future partner relationships
  • Commercial management and support to Area Sales Engineer (if applicable, at this time there are no direct reports for this role.)
  • Regional development of key/large existing and potential customers
  • Development and maintenance of Regional Commercial Action Plans
  • Preparation of commercial offers
  • Liaise with North American central office in Cambridge for project pricing support
  • Development and support of target segments (HVAC, Solar, etc.)
  • Requested minimum of 18 trips outside home base
  • One trip to Europe for training and/or customer visits

Technical Support

  • Field based production and application technical sales support and promotion
  • Higher level technical support and coaching to Area Sales Engineer (if applicable)
  • Technical presentations
  • Liaison directly with HQ in France


  • Assisting with market data pricing analysis and positioning
  • Assisting with product support, launch and marketing
  • Operational marketing and commercial activities (specification, seminars, training)
  • Identification and development of potential new market segments


  • Daily management, support and coaching of Area Sales Engineer (if applicable, there are no direct reports in this role at this time.)
  • Area/Region Business and Commercial Action Plans
  • Development and maintenance of company support tools (ex, CRM package)
  • Conduct periodic Individual Commercial Reviews (ICR) and Annual Individual Personal Reviews (IPR) appraisal with Area Sales Engineer (if applicable)
  • Development of higher level contacts and relationships with customer base
  • Contribute and support Sales Meetings with materials and presentation

 Benefits :

  • Socomec pays 80% of employee health, vision and dental benefits up to a cap, currently that cap is approximately $590 for an individual and $1,840 for a family.  Health benefits become effective on your date of hire.
  • Socomec matches up to 5% of the employee 401K contribution.  Employees may enroll in the 401K plan after receipt of their first paycheck (i.e. after two weeks), there is no vesting period.
  • Socomec provides our employees an additional 5% Profit sharing contribution annually into employees 401K plans (typically paid out in March for all employees active on 12/31 of the prior year)
  • Socomec offers 11 paid company holidays
  • Socomec offers all employees 3 weeks PTO (pro-rated from the start date) which accrues on a monthly basis
  • Socomec offers 1 week of paid sick time.

Profil requis

Education and Background Required:

  • Background in Engineering (Electrical is preferred, mechanical could be accepted)
  • At least 5 years experience with technical product or in regional sales
  • Skills/aptitudes: open minded, good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, persuasive
  • Customer Relationship Management is a very important qualitative criteria of evaluation. Therefore, the Area Sales Manager must bring the database of his area to the best possible level (new accounts, potential of customers, segmentation, and prospects to be visited).

Benefits Offered:

  • Health, vision and dental – Socomec pays 80% of the premium up to a cap and the employee pays the remaining 20%
  • 3 weeks paid time off for the first 2 years of service, 4 weeks thereafter
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • 5 paid sick days
  • 401(K) match – Socomec matches the first 5% of the employee contribution. At year end Socomec provides a profit share distribution of another 5% to all employees into their 401K plan regardless of if they contribute or not.