Sales Manager, Direct Sales

Cummins   •  

El Cajon, CA

Industry: Automotive

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

Description

No, this isn’t one of those ordinary jobs.

Cummins is a team of dependable, innovative thinkers, who are empowered to generate and deliver solutions for customers, community, and environment. Our employees develop their careers through the challenges only a diverse, global innovator can promise. This is a collaborative culture where thinking beyond your desk is more than part of the job. It is the job.

This is what we call Working Right.

Cummins is looking for an extraordinary Sales Manager. This position can be located in Bloomington or Ivine, California. As part of Cummins, we will add to your current skills by providing training, encouragement and growth within a teamwork environment. We invest in your professional growth by providing you with education and training opportunities to keep current on industry standards and products. You will gain valuable knowledge of the diesel engine industry and skills that will last a lifetime.

A commitment to excellence is deeply rooted in Cummins tradition of exceptional service. Our employees are dedicated to delivering the “Best Every Time, Every Day” with the goal of earning customers for life!

We take pride in providing an unmatched high caliber of service and support for Cummins engines, generators, filters, and related products that serve the varied needs of our customers. Crucial to accomplishing this is the energy and commitment of Cummins employees to the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manages customer relationships to achieve sales goals and executing sales plans within an assigned sales territory or account in a business to customer environment.

  • Sells company products and services by developing new prospects and accounts.

  • Achieves sales targets and ensures customer satisfaction.

  • Develops relationships to generate customer goodwill and loyalty.

  • Conducts negotiations according to company guidelines.

  • Identifies, researches, and contacts prospective customers and builds positive relationships that will generate future sales and repeat business.

  • Responds to customer concerns about the company and its products.

  • Provides leadership and mentoring to less experienced sales representatives.

  • Drives utilization of Cummins tools and processes (i.e. Customer Relationship Management, Customer focus Six Sigma).

Qualifications

Skills

Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

Account Planning - Identifies objectives to drive execution of business and/or account strategy by reviewing the status relative to where it needs to be and enabling tracking of progress against targets.

Articulating Value Proposition - Interprets internal and external customer needs based on relevant application; explains and demonstrates products, solutions, and services to distinguish strengths and weaknesses to meet customer's specific needs to differentiate against competition.

Developing Account Strategy - Determines current status of account in terms of relationship, financial, product competitiveness, barriers, quality, and service and defining desired future state by balancing customer requirements and business capabilities in order to define achievable targets aligned with the business strategy.

Intuitive Listening And Adapting Solutions - Translates needs, expectations, or asks from customers, stakeholders, etc. into actionable solutions through active listening and intuition; chooses or produces solutions (e.g. process change, tool, product, service, etc.) to meet or exceed the customers’ or stakeholders’ needs or expectations or to provide value.

Sales Forecasting - Collects and assesses customer data from internal and external sources; compares against historical data to determine useful inputs and create a forecast of future consumption patterns.

Sales Pipeline Management - Plans proactively for successful execution of account/territory-level sales strategies and plans based on current pipeline; evaluates pipeline health (size, contents, progress); adjusts sales strategy, plans, or high impact activities accordingly; as applicable coaches sellers in order to achieve sales objectives.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in marketing, sales or a related subject or equivalent industry experiencerequired.

Experience

3 - 5 years of relevant work experiencerequired.

This position is based out of our El Cajon service center and is a field sales position, selling Cummins engines, parts, service and allied products. Typical accounts are public and private trucking fleets, vocational, school bus, and transit fleets. Travel by car is required and typical car travel is 50% or greater. The successful candidate is a self-starter with a knowledge base and/or enthusiasm for engines or automobiles. Many hours in the day are spent working on your own to develop your account base and build solid account relationships.

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