Panasonic – Strategic Account Manager
Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place–one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.
Click here to learn more about how Panasonic is creating a better life, a better world.
Watch this video to see how our employees are shaping the technologies that move us.
What You’ll Get to Do:
Communicates the PSSNA value proposition "Why Panasonic" through engaging presentations and conversational meetings vs. leading with hardware while developing/facilitating sales, engineering, and executive level relationships in assigned accounts.
Engages and leverages relationships with internal resources and industry partners to create opportunities across all PNA to further drive solution based sales throughout Panasonic.
Manages programs from initiation through delivery, interfacing with the customer and company resources on technical and business issues.
Provide timely, accurate & complete sales reports and forecasts along with updating Sales Opportunities in PSSNA Salesforce system for forecasting.
Analyzes and understands partner strategy, future product plans and expansion activities to develop penetration strategies for new business opportunities along with leading the planning, design and implementation of business plans including managing and providing support for the account to develop increased awareness & demand for our products.
What You’ll Bring:
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing or a related discipline.
- Fully qualified sales account manager. 8 - 12 years sales and business development experience in similar industry.
- Understands moderately complex solutions and how to identify the value proposition for each. Understands how value propositions solve complex customer needs.
- Seasoned experienced sales profession with an understanding of multiple products and services and their connect ability.
- Has a solid understanding of business, financials, markets and the needs of customers.
Resource Manager - Understands and addresses long term and underlying opportunities, or political forces effecting the organization. Fosters trusting relationships among key stakeholders. Leverages networks to drive business results. Ensures future partnerships by developing strong relationships and resolving issues with partners. Asks a series of probing questions to get at the root of a situation or problem, below the surface presentation. Makes a systematic effort over a limited period of time to obtain needed data or feedback or does formal research to provide insight to others. Works across Panasonic North America, including the CTO and Cisc-AM to understand new technologies and solution opportunities and introduce/articulate these offerings to accounts/customers.
Strategic Thinking - Understands how the value of hardware, services, integration, software and go-to-market (partners, distributors, resellers and integrators) fit into the overall direction that provides a value proposition to our customers and applies this to long term planning with the customer. Builds technology roadmaps that span years. Performs long term forecasting, project forecasting, and is revenue milestone focused. Recognizes partnership opportunities.
Executive with Passion - Understands and believes in the core values and beliefs for the business decisions that they are responsible for. Operates from hope of success rather than from fear of failure; and sees setbacks as due to manageable circumstance rather than a personal flaw. Weighs risk and benefits to determine optimal execution factors and develops contingency plans. Encourages and inspires others to apply passion through innovation and impact delivery.
Leadership- Communicates a compelling vision of the organization strategy that makes adaptive responses appear both feasible and desirable to its many stakeholders, challenges their genuine motivation and commitment; to act as sponsors of innovations and entrepreneurship; and allocate the organization's resources optimally to implement frequent changes. Leads business initiatives that align with business strategy. Develops and empowers future leaders and high potential teams by establishing a climate where calculated risks are encouraged. Actions support or justify verbal expression of self-confidence.
Establishes alliances with key customers and work towards building strategic partnership. Drives the solution, sales and operations strategy focused on the customer needs. Creates a sense of importance and urgency around meeting customer needs to establish your role as a trusted advisor. Balances the needs with organization readiness, customer, and stakeholders. Builds organization structures aligned to customer needs. Effectively manages customer expectations by reshaping incorrect/inappropriate assumptions, establishes realistic time frames and uses influence to push back when needed. Acts to build rapport and relationships internal and external customers to build consensus for a solution that will benefit all parties
- 75% travel
What We Offer:
- Competitive compensation package
- Comprehensive benefits
- Pet Insurance
- Paid Parental Care Leave
- Employee Referral Program
- Educational Assistance
- Flexible Work Program
- Volunteer time Off
- Casual Dress Code
- Total Well Being Program
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.