OEM Segment Sales Manager - Industrial
Eden Prairie , Minnesota
November 13, 2017

Eaton Hydraulics has an opening for a Segment Sales Manager – Industrial located in Eden Prairie, MN , Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, or Detroit, MI.


This individual will develop, implement and execute a strategy for customer management in order to drive profitable growth in targeted market segments with Major, Large, Stationary and Aftermarket OEM accounts. Additionally they will develop, implement and execute a strategy to gain specifications at Ford, GM and Chrysler worldwide to enable the growth in the Automotive MOEM segment.

Essential Functions:
  • Assist in the development, implement and execute a global and regional OEM Sales strategy for customer management in order to drive profitable growth in targeted market segments with specific customer accounts.
  • Direct activities of National Sales leaders as well as Strategic Account Managers around the world and regional teams that ensures alignment with the global strategy.
  • Develop and enhance the capabilities of complete team through training, coaching and instruction.
  • Maintain effective communication with global customers, direct reports, worldwide regional teams, product divisions and senior leadership team.
  • Establish and maintain key relationships throughout the customer’s organization with emphasis on developing “C” level relationships and touch points
  • Maintain up-to-date “sales funnel” of customer projects and programs.
  • Establish and manage annual budget for department.
  • Establish annual “new business growth” sales plan, manage progress and initiate corrective actions as required.
  • Conduct department sales meetings at least monthly.
  • Monitor customer scorecard measures and initiate appropriate actions to continuously improve ratings.
  • Provide commercial leadership, cross functional collaboration and oversight to customer specific VAVE cost savings initiatives.
  • Develop and submit annual sales forecast in support of the Profit Plan.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required
  • Minimum 5 years of sales or product management experience is required
  • Minimum 2 years of management experience is required
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship
  • Valid Driver’s License
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA
  • Hydraulics sales experience is preferred
Position Criteria:
  • Technical knowledge of hydraulic principles and our specific products is essential to effectively manage in this position
  • Specific knowledge of sales “tools” such as (but not limited to) Karass Negotiation training, “Strategic Selling” and “Large Account Management Program” principles and the ability to implement them
  • Able to utilize EBS selling tools, such as sales cadence , C360 & OBIEE
  • Multi-tasking skills due to the number of customer programs, issues and initiatives that may be occurring simultaneously
  • A comprehensive understanding of the customers’ business and served markets.
  • Communication and team leadership skills to influence and motivate team members, customers, and divisional personnel to achieve marketing and sales objectives
  • Must be professional and ethical in all aspects of the business

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: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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