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Account Manager

Summary

Salary
Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials
Team
Sales Account Management
Location
Chicago, IL, USA

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood with an additional office located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country.

About the role

The Account Manager will plan, execute and maximize comprehensive, strategic business plans for Strategic Regionals Channel, resulting in the delivery of sales and profit growth of existing and new Dyson products.
Achieve sales, profit and inventory goals.
  • Deliver assigned budgets on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis
  • Develop strategic plans for channels, retailers, and products to achieve the agreed plan
  • Forecast at the account and product level as required
  • Manage funds and resources for the best return on investment; analyze data and implement high quality solutions and actions to drive business proactively with customer or team
  • Seek consensus and approval from internal stakeholders for proposed plans; negotiate with accounts to achieve company's best position
  • Leverage Controlled Retail / Sell Out Team to maximize POS
  • Monitor retailer sales and inventories; assess risks and opportunities; communicate and implement best profit and high customer satisfaction solutions
Develop and manage relationships and processes with internal business partners.
  • Seek out decision makers and influencers. Create positive working relationships across all levels of the business
  • Accountability for all business processes related to the position, for example accounts receivable, legal, customer service, and all related administrative due diligence
Plan, develop, and manage relationships with retailers, current and new.
  • Represent Dyson to the trade; demonstrate exemplary execution of Dyson values with business partners and emerging businesses
  • Seek out decision makers and influencers, to best manage the business. Create positive working relationships across all levels of their organizations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of customers and channels; ability to communicate that knowledge, serving as the voice of the customer internally
  • Execute plans regarding distribution, merchandising, pricing, and product placement including negotiating contracts and various programs with customers
  • Develop new customers and business channels as needed
  • Identify opportunities and related risks; assess situation and propose action
Contribute to the US Sales team.
  • Serve as an active and high performing member of the team
  • Partner with other team members to support new opportunities as they arise
  • Be able to challenge self and others in accepting the norm, while working towards best practices
Fulfill other duties as necessary.
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Think outside of the box, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Identify problems and find solutions
Other Requirements
  • Full driver’s license with good driving record
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up 50 lbs
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

About you

Experience, Education and Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; concentration in business or related field preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience account sales and account management
  • Diverse experience supporting sales, operations, trade marketing, category management, and financial analysis required
  • Proven track record of budget/quota delivery
  • Demonstrate the ability to penetrate the appropriate customer, customer team, and internal functions to achieve maximum results on sales objectives
  • Ability to think strategically and develop long-term plans for channels, retailers, and products
  • Ability to provide insights to POS trends within account base
  • Proven negotiation and closing skills, both at the account and product sales levels 
  • Good customer and cross functional interface capabilities
  • Excellent presentation and influence skills
  • Excellent math and analytical skills

Benefits

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.
Financial benefits:
  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:
  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


Dyson is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. If requested, we will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities. Contact us at americas.talentacquisition@dyson.com for more information. Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. #LI-DYSON

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.