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  • Technical Support Manager

    Job Locations IT
    Requisition ID
    2018-6245
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Lighting Engineering
  • Job Description

    Technical Support Manager – Lighting, Europe

     

    Summary:

    The primary focus of this position is to coordinate the technical support activity and to drive revenue growth through the development of a well and professionally trained salesforce. It is required a very close collaboration with all the company functions such as operations, marketing, product development, customer service, product engineering.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Train and Support the salesforce on product and product technology.
    • Manage Application Engineering day by day activity
    • Coordinate all activities relative to product development support, photometric database, specification sheets and product configuration support, lighting softwares updates and upgrades, any other tool development and management to fulfill the activity of the Application Engineering department
    • Field Application support on different stages from product and project specification to after sale support
    • Functionally manage Inside Sales department
    • Support direct and indirect salesforce in developing and defending specifications
    • Coordinate dialog between commercial department and R&D and Engineering department
    • Manage special products process including revenue filter, RKTs and any other special requests
    • Coordinate specials book price
    • Represents the company at ASSIL-AIDI and other category technical committees
    • Represent the company in public technical events and conferences with lectures and related
    • Support customers visits and training both at company LEC and at customers sites
    • Jointly visit distributors and customers with the sales team in time to time
    • Support salesforce on challenging RMA’s
    • Support product marketing team on sourcing-measuring competitive product information
    • Drive revenues through supporting smart light applications and developing specific channels to add revenues of smart light products

     

     

    Performance Metrics:

    • Follow management directions with discipline and excellent organization skills
    • Show self initiative skills
    • Show teamwork skills
    • Satisfaction of Company Management
    • Satisfaction of key accounts and reps
    • Satisfaction of team
    • Successful project specifications
    • Salesforce education
    • Customer satisfaction

     

     

    Behavioral Characteristics:

        • Excellent presentation and written communications skills
        • Demonstrated active listening skills
        • Good negotiating skills
        • Good problem solving and conflict management skills
        • Excellent daily work organization skills
        • Ability to gain trust and respect from customers’ managerial and sales teams
        • Self-motivator with strong drive to achieve business objectives
        • Availability to sporadic customer calls and fairs attendance
        • Ability to manage multicultural and international teams
        • Ability to work under pressure
        • Leadership

     

     

     

    Requirements:

    • College degree required or equivalent business experience
    • Electrical engineering background
    • Excellent capability of teamwork
    • Preferred 3 years general experience in the lighting industry, with a minimum of 3 years experience working with specifiers, contractors, and distributors
    • Computer skills – Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Internet Research. SFDC.com preferred.
    • Excellent command of English language (verbal and written)
    • Mid-high knowledge of Lighting fundamentals and lighting design demands
    • Team management skills

     

    Preferences:

    • 3+ years of experience (sales and/or key accounts) in the lighting industry
    • Demonstrated history of key account sales/business development success
    • Lighting engineering background
    • Knowledge of major lighting calculation softwares
    • High level electrical engineering experience applied to lighting

     

    Overview

    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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