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Latin American Sales Manager

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Location: Cypress, California, United States
Job ID: R0002327
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Summary:

The Latin American Manager position will handle the Latin American Countries for Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.  You will be responsible to promote and create new sales inside the region to meet sales revenue and profit targets.  You will manage existing customer business by providing key performance metrics.  You will visit customers frequently to update them on our programs, educate them on our products, and close sales opportunities to meet budget requirements.  You will work closely with marketing, production control and logistics to ensure timely delivery of products to customers.  You will prepare annual budget and monthly forecast to measure results. 

Essential Functions:

Support the development and execution of the sales strategy and action plan for the Latin American region to drive growth.

  • Pursue growth through management of key distributors in each Latin American country, identifying new opportunities and increasing sales presence.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly sales status reports.
  • Meet sales financial objectives - prepare an annual budget, forecast requirements, analyze variances.
  • Project expected sales volume and profit for existing and new programs; analyzing trends and results; recommending pricing strategies; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.
  • Establish and sustain rapport with key accounts through regular visits, exploring specific needs and anticipating new opportunities.
  • Work closely with Marketing Dept. to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs as well as support industry shows.
  • Set key performance metrics and track progress through monthly reports.

Qualifications:

       Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with key account sales structures
  • Required to be fluent in Spanish and English written / oral skills. Portuguese language is a plus.
  • Proficient in building and maintaining relationships for successful sales growth.
  • Aptitude for preparation of monthly management reports and annual forecasts for budgeting
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal / written communication and presentation skills required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications – Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Additionally, the ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as are strong/effective verbal and written communication skills. 

Education:  Possess a bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Sales or other related field.

Experience:  10 years overall experience in Automotive International Aftermarket Sales or related fields.

3-5 years of experience in management and sales for Latin America Warehouse Distributor accounts.

Job level determined by various factors such as organization size, responsibility, career stage, and capabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  N/A

Working conditions:

Physical Demands: Required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Have ability to work 40 – 60 hours per week.

Travel: This position requires 50-75% travel.  Domestic and international will be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected] Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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