Inside Channel Specialist – Personal Safety Division (Maplewood, MN)
Location:
Maplewood , Minnesota
Posted:
November 19, 2017
Reference:
R00052935
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Job Description:

3M is seeking an Inside Channel Specialist for the Personal Safety Division located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Inside Channel Specialist Personal Safety Division will be responsible for accelerating sales growth and strengthening strategic relationships with assigned Independent Safety Distributors by providing increased value and service, with emphasis on the Construction Channel and Fall Protection Business. Additionally, this person will develop strategies, drive improved sales / marketing processes to ensure program execution and forecast attainment.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Responsible for leading and executing assigned portions of the independent safety channel business plan, with assigned distributors to achieve annual sales goals.
  • Conduct business reviews with distributor management to understand the key drivers behind their sales and marketing strategies.
  • Seek and identify new avenues of growth based on specific markets of each distributor.
  • Execute the Personal Safety Division Safety Merchandising plan programs and channel marketing programs to drive growth.
  • Assume responsibility for being main contact for assigned distributors' question and needs related to market, product and technical issues/concerns.
  • Build rapport with key decision makers at each assigned distributorship.
  • Manage distributor co-op funds working within assigned budget and ROI expectations.
  • Work cross-functionally with sales, product marketing, marketing communications, strategic account managers, and CFM division partners as needed to drive growth and resolve operational issues.
  • Utilize salesforce.com and to maintain account information, track activities and distributor progress.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a channel marketing or sales function

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Required degree with an emphasis in Marketing, Business Administration, or Communications
  • Experience working within a distributor channel model
  • Business experience in a regulated market
  • Ability to multi-task and manage large workloads under time constraints
  • Results oriented with strong process and execution skills
  • Effective communication skills

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic
Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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