Sales Manager

Chillicothe, OH

Post Date: 06/14/2018 Job Category: Automobile Manufacturing

Position Summary:


RSS Staffing is seeking a Bilingual (Japanese/English) Sales Manager for a machining manufacturing facility that is a tier one supplier to the automotive industry.

This individual will work closely with the Japanese Advisor, Customers, Suppliers, Engineering, Production and Accounting Departments to accomplish the goals and objectives established in the YSK top down business plan for the Sales Department. 


This would be accomplished by identifying and building relationships with technology partners; generating sales to meet defined objectives; utilizing existing and establishing relationships with key members of client organizations to maximize account penetration and repeat business; traveling to meet with potential and existing customers and suppliers identifying  new opportunities; collaborating with customers and suppliers to determine and establish requirements; and maintain current industry knowledge on trends to anticipate developments.


Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Commitment to company objectives regarding safety, quality, cost, delivery and management according to the business plan
  • Provide leadership, motivation and planning for growth of individuals
  • Strict adherence to the Environmental, Health and Safety guidelines and policies
  • Associate evaluation, coaching/counseling and discipline
  • Develop and report on the annual department business plan
  • Develop and monitor the department budget
  • Develop annual department training schedule
  • Support company new model launches
  • Manage departmental priorities according to the business plan
  • Initiate the acquisition of new business
  • Lead cost negotiation with customers and suppliers
  • Carry out contract proposals and changes
  • Maintain sales forecasts
  • Provide customer and supplier liaison and service
  • Coordinate the selection and management of raw material, component, and special process supplies with Quality, Production Control, Customers and Suppliers
  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers and suppliers in support of current and new business activities
  • Monitor all department activities and identify gaps with support of improvement activities and communicates to top management.
  • Maintain confidentially requirements within company as well as with Customers and Suppliers
  • Attend shift meetings and others applicable to the position
  • 5S (Sort, Set-in-Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain) your work space and 5S duties as assigned
  • Perform other tasks as assigned



Competencies and skills:

  • Dependability-consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
  • Planning/organizing-prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently
  • Quality-demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Adaptability-adapts to changes in the work environment and deals with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Problem solving-the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal skills-maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, exhibits willingness to try new things and teamwork
  • Oral communication-speaks clearly and respectfully in positive or negative situations and demonstrates teamwork and group presentation skills
  • Written communication-edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data accurately and has ability to read and interpret written information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Attention to detail


Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Six (6) years of experience in automotive manufacturing
  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Financial and Lean Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Must be Bilingual in Japanese/English languages








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