NGK Spark Plugs

  • Job Locations US-CA
    Job Title
    MI-Sales Manager (Northern CA)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    Essential Duties:


    • Perform outside sales functions for NGK Spark Plugs.
    • Responsible for serving existing accounts and maintain the relationships.
    • Update inventories of existing accounts; this includes restocking and labeling shelves/bins with NGK products and adding new part numbers to inventory lists.
    • Assist customers in matching inventory with marketplace.
    • Provide technical knowledge to customers when needed.
    • Create and coordinate promotion/pull-through promotion for the responsible accounts.
    • Continuously train counter persons on NGK products to ensure their technical knowledge is current and they are capable to promote NGK product to end users.
    • Cultivate new customers; introduce them to NGK products; and show them the benefits of selling NGK products.
    • Participate at trade shows; this includes setting up booths, handing out promotional materials, and answering questions concerning NGK products.
    • Complete various reports and other associated paperwork including monthly forecast.
    • Plan/create a Marketing approach to the customers that gives us an opportunity to increase sales.
    • Business travel up to 50%.


    Academic Skills/Knowledge/Experience:

    • High school diploma or GED
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
    • Proficiency in communicating in writing and verbally using the English Language
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket preferred
    • Marketing experience preferred
    • Ability to perform business math functions
    • Ability to manage given territory with respect to sales volume, profitability and marketing
    • Effective time management skill
    • Ability to work independently
    • Proficiency in MS Office
    • Experienced in using any Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool preferred
    • Possess a valid state driver’s license, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record
    • Possess mental faculties consistent with performing at least the minimum essential functions of the job


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