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The Central Region Strategic Account Manager is responsible for growth of sales revenue to assigned commercial customers & commercial dealers. Maintaining strong customer & dealer relationships as a single point of contact, creating new sales opportunities, and projecting a professional image on behalf of Polaris Commercial will be necessary for success. The Strategic Account Manager works closely with other team leaders to drive business growth and support customer requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Set and achieve sales targets by assigned vertical markets & dealers
Create and submit formal product quotes to assigned customers & dealers and support quote opportunities for other sales team members.
Use CRM as a single source of truth to record customer activity with quotes, orders, and invoices.
Manage sales funnel in defined market verticals through use of CRM.
Lead customer relationships and pursuits - serve as single point of contact with assigned customers & dealers regarding basic technical questions, order and delivery status, invoicing and accounts payable questions, and other related issues with the national account customers & dealers
Work with cross functional sales ops, marketing, technical and non-technical teams to support all customer and dealer needs.
Providing sales forecasts based on new sales opportunities within assigned accounts & dealers
Work with Polaris Work UTV and the Polaris Dealer Work UTV Field Sales team to ensure good coordination and avoid/minimize any channel conflict
Use vertical market knowledge to hunt for additional direct accounts, working in tandem with business development leadership to drive new sales revenue.
Work with Channel Development team to set channel up for optimal performance.
Participate in process improvement initiatives, setting efficiency targets around customer experience.
Create and share customer, marketplace, and competitive intelligence reporting
Always represent Polaris in a professional manner and promotes professionalism and goodwill within the dealer network
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, communications, or related field.
Minimum 5+ years of B2B sales experience is required; outside sales experience is strongly preferred.
OEM commercial dealer channel and direct customer sales is experience is strongly preferred.
Strong numeric skills, with the ability to calculate amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages
Proficiency with computer programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Excellent phone and written communication skills are required.
Field based position within the Central Time Zone Region- (Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, & Arkansas), and candidates must be located within Region near a major airport
Home office environment with support from corporate location
Travel: Extensive regional travel is required, estimated between 50-75%
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.