International Business Development Manager at Interstate Battery System of America Inc

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Sacramento, California





Job Description:

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Purpose of Job:


The primary responsibility of the International Business Development Manager (BDM) is to secure profitable incremental unit growth by identifying, qualifying, documenting, and partnering with customers in within their assigned territory of Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Central America. The customer segments International BDM's are responsible for include Jobbers, Regional Accounts, and Non-Mandated National Accounts. Additionally, an International BDM must collaborate well with their assigned Distributor teams including local sales and account management personnel in order to meet established unit sales objectives and act as a commercial sales leader within their territory. The International BDM will do this by mentoring local sales representatives sharing our groups best practices, and providing leads as identified within the local sales segment for those team members to pursue.



Job Components :


  • Meet or exceed annual unit production goal by landing business within the Regional Account, Jobber, and Non-Mandated National Account customer segments.

  • Meet or exceed annual New Key Account (Jobber & Regional) goal provided

  • Understand, support and demonstrate Interstate's Purpose & Values

  • Generate unit volume through individual sales efforts (identify, qualify, and partner with quality dealers) using proven targeted growth strategies and Interstate's value proposition (Do we want to integrate "Selling the IB Way" Selling Program?

  • Create a territory sales plan that considers ideal targets including Jobber, Regional Account, and Non-Mandated National Accounts; which ties into weekly planning activities.

  • Dynamically prioritize time and focus based upon relevant market inputs (prospect volume, emerging account conditions, competitive vulnerabilities)

  • Establish credibility by using industry insights and product knowledge to convey Interstate's value proposition in each market segment.

  • Uncover prospects' challenges, identify profitable solutions, and demonstrate consistent ability to close the sale (again, Selling the IB Way = work into point above?).

  • Participation in assigned Regional Blitzes inside and outside of your designated territory as required.

  • Understanding of the Automotive Parts Aftermarket (specifically Program Buying Groups, Warehouse Distributors, Jobbers, Installer/Dealers and End Users) - including channel characteristics, trends, influencers and conflicts in order to maximize sales growth effectiveness.

  • Ability to demonstrate and effectively communicate the value of the Warehouse Distributor (WD) and Jobber program to the distributor base and know how to create sales strategy to deliver on highest value relationships between them

  • Manage new account relationships over the first fiscal year within the Jobber and Regional Account segments ensuring a successful launch, ramp up, and overall growth for our new partners.

  • Demonstrate a thorough technical knowledge of Interstate Batteries products and applications

  • Develop and professionally communicate presentations and solutions proposals and can tailor and deliver those solutions and proposals according to their audience

  • Coordinate transitions with Account Management team on Regional Accounts and Jobbers secured after your work with the accounts is completed

  • Proactively manage their "territory" via reviewing production & reports as well as proactively participate in their bi-weekly 1:1 sessions with their NSM

  • Document customer and prospect interactions in Salesforce.com including appointments, cold calls, and other contact methods (i.e. phone calls and email) - implement best practices and processes and ensure pipeline is an accurate representation of current activity and opportunity focus

  • Effectively and efficiently manage return on investment for distributor visits - develop an objective and agenda for each week including set appointments, call strategies, field work for recently landed Jobbers and Regional Accounts, and follow up plans

  • Attend and contribute to sales team meetings through active preparation and participation

  • Consistently share qualified leads with other business segments (, All Battery, National Accounts, Local sales team members including IOT, other BDM's)

  • Interact, as appropriate, with other Interstate departments (Marketing, Supply Chain, IT, Talent, etc...)

  • Drive personal and professional growth using the Gameplan, seminars and workshops to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise

  • Utilize data (sales reports and Salesforce.com) to plan and make necessary plan adjustments to maximize production

  • Follow all Safety procedures regarding handling and transporting batteries




Qualifications :


  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent)

  • 4+ years B2B/Commercial sales experience required

  • Fluent in Spanish required

  • Top performer, award winner

  • Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong customer service and business development skills

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple opportunities

  • Salesforce.com or other well known CRM experience

  • Competent in the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

  • Ability to work and travel independently on a sustained basis

  • Self-motivated

  • Acceptable driving record




Scope Data :


  • Expense reporting and credit card reconciliation

  • Strong interface with Distributors, Business Consultants / Regional Managers, RSMs, NSM's and dealer base

  • Maintain, generate, and facilitate all travel requirements




Work Environment :


  • Ability to sustain posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time.

  • Regularly required to use hands to grasp or handle, talk and hear, stand and walk.

  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move 50+ lbs.

  • Exposed to battery warehouse conditions such as exposure to moving equipment mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.

  • Prolonged use of personal computer & telephone.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

  • Frequent travel to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Central America markets - driving and air.



Note: We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.


Interstate Batteries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Interstate Batteries complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Interstate Batteries expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Interstate Batteries' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.



Salary Requirements

$66,720-$85,000
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