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Area Sales Manager – Switch Division

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time

Basic Function:

The Area Sales Manager is a key liaison between a network of customers and manufacturers representatives (agents) and Southern States.  S/he has responsibility for generating between $17-22 million in annual revenue based on a defined territory with market potential of at least $36 million, and must be able to sell products for all Southern States Divisions.  S/he has primary responsibility for maximizing sales within a territory and is responsible for managing goals/targets/plans for the agents within the territory.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to projecting business opportunities and recommending actions to maximize the company’s market share, developing goals and objectives for territory performance, monitoring results against performance standards, and recommending appropriate actions when results fail to meet expectations.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops business/personal relationships with agents and customers.
  • Sets sales goals for agents and monitors performance against those goals.
  • Continually evaluates agent performance and recommends action whenever appropriate.
  • Completes bids including costing, documentation, technical data and recommends pricing strategies and specific pricing for individual bids.
  • Obtains competitive pricing and other information regarding Southern States’ competitors.
  • Ensures that quoted products meet exacting customer specifications for each proposal.
  • Negotiates all matters relevant to sales, including prices, terms & conditions, backcharges, adders, factory support services, etc.
  • Provides technical advice and counsel to agents and customers as needed.
  • Assists in expediting orders as required.
  • Assists with collections as required.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience: At least eight years of experience in sales or technical support for sales of equipment in the power industry.
  • Travel: Ability to travel 40% to 60%.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience: Ten – twelve years of experience in sales or technical support for sales of equipment in the power/utility industry. Key industry contacts and relationships.  Competitive market knowledge.


Area Sales Manager – Switch Division

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At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.