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Eaton Corporation Area Sales Manager in Houston, Texas

Eaton’s North American Sales Division is currently seeking an Area Sales Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Houston, TX location. Relocation assistance will be offered.

Position Overview:

The role will be responsible for managing a customer base, sales resources, products and channels to market to achieve planned results for the district. This individual will provide leadership and development to a sales team consisting of sales professionals, sales reps and the distributor channel. Expected results include but are not limited to growth in sales and market share, channel development, as well as developing talent within the district. This position includes travel up to 25%.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.

Qualifications

Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution

  • Minimum five (5) years of electrical industry sales/marketing experience

  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Marketing

  • Prior people management experience

Position Criteria:

  • Superior knowledge and demonstrated skills of sales techniques, customer interaction, customer relations and employee development

  • Leadership style and demonstrated behavior consistent with Eaton’s values and philosophies

  • Analytical thinking capability, leveraging data-driven arguments to make decisions

  • Customer orientation with the ability to understand, communicate and meet customer needs

  • Negotiation skills and expertise, ability to cope with ambiguity and work through complex problems and manage conflict

  • Technical aptitude to understand and position solutions within the respective product category

  • Ability to execute and communicate compelling value proposition and strategy

  • Ability to manage different maturity levels in the market and varying business cycles

  • Strong knowledge of managing products, product applications and distribution channels

  • Ability to influence without authority in a matrix environment

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: NAS North American Sales

Job Level: Manager

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring region only

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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