This position will report to the Regional Sales Manager and will be responsible for managing and growing existing business, as well as identifying and closing new business opportunities. Territory sales representatives must be highly motivated, organized, present a professional image, possess a strong work ethic and be willing to travel extensively (up to 90% travel). This position will be based in the Western region.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university with a minimum of 3 years automotive parts sales experience. Experience with automotive braking systems is preferred.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility. However, this position is required to lead cross-functional teams and manage the multiple competing deadlines from each of the interfacing departments.
This position requires the following physical abilities: to sit; to use hands (to finger, handle, or feel), to reach with hands and arms, to stand, to talk, to hear and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. In addition, the specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment is mostly sedentary; however, there is occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and vibration and to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
90% travel required to visit other Akebono facilities, and customers or vendors, therefore flying and the ability to drive a motor vehicle is required. International or oversees travel may be required.