Sales Manager - French Customers

Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group EMEA has an opening for a:

Sales Manager – French Customers

Location: Nanterre - Home office

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Under the direct supervision of the Director Sales IT-FR-UK, this position is responsible for leading and directing the sales strategy. In addition, the Sales Manager is responsible for managing all customer programs that revolve around pricing, revenue growth, profitability, design, and customer satisfaction.

Your key deliverables:

• Serves as / leads a member of a cross-functional customer interface team to insure a high level of customer satisfaction and responsiveness to customer needs.
• Leads the development of the regional customer strategy for both the annual profit and five-year strategic plans
• Provides input into the description, qualification, and recommendations of growth opportunities for new product and systems.
• Assists in the formulation, execution, and evaluation of a technology strategy to meet customer needs and product strategies.
• Gathers competitive information that project product / platform trends / directions and reports it to the Director of Sales 
• Manages cost reduction programs to support customer cost reduction initiatives while maintaining internal profitability targets.
• Evaluates and communicates customer performance reports to the Customer Director.
• Deploys the Customer Relationship Review (CRR) process and assists in developing action plans to improve customer satisfaction performance.
• Assists with the resolution of all open DSO issues at responsible customer base. 
• Support all Eaton Business System tasks assigned to the Sales and Marketing function (including ProLaunch, EBEA, TS, etc.)
• Builds customer-supplier relationships through daily interface with customer, operations, and engineering.
• Contributes to the development of pricing and commercial terms and conditions
• Has the responsibility and authority to ensure that customer requirements are addressed and communicated to the customer including inquiries, contracts or order handling, including amendments.
• Gains understanding of customer needs / wants and competitive landscape and purposes customer specific strategies to senior management.
• Acts as a point of contact for commercial warranty issues, quality issues, and customer complaints.
• Complies with the requirements of the Quality & Environmental management systems
• Originates, develops, and facilitates training at customer locations (if applicable).


Are you?
• BS/MS degree in Engineering, Business or other approved discipline. 
• Fluent English & French 
• 5 years of sales experience in Automotive industry
• Financial Skills: P&L, Cost estimating, Pricing
• Market and Customer Knowledge
• Value Proposition Design & Communication

Then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers:
• Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully
• Great promotional opportunities – We encourage internal promotion, whenever possible
• Learning & Development  - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

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Job: Sales

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time