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Harman International - Sales and Operations Associate- Inside Sales Western Region

Posted On: 2014-8-13
Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA

Essential Responsibilities:

Harman Embedded Audio, LLC is an Indianapolis based US Company specializing in OEM/ODM acoustic products, and is currently seeking an Inside Sales person to support our company’s revenue growth in our OEM Acoustics, Branded Audio and Automotive Microphone divisions with customers located in the Western Region of the USA.
Harman Embedded Audio’s corporate headquarters is located in Shenzhen, China. Currently, the corporate office in Indianapolis drives all sales and marketing efforts.
The key objective for this sales role is to support our sales team in the Western Region of the USA who sell acoustic components and acoustic subassemblies to our valued customer base.
•Work on quarterly and annual cost quoting for customers in the region
•Fill out and manage customer commercial paperwork
•Work with operations to support specific material consignment requirements
•Work with hub/replenishment accounts in the region
•Manage customer supplier portals for necessary purchase order status
•Create and manage storage portals for customer quotes
•Prepare and ship samples to customers in the Western Region
•Prepare forecasts for Finance group
•Monitor global hub withdrawals versus plans/forecasts for key customer accounts in region
•Submit weekly pipeline report to Director and Manager of Engineering Team.
•Manage and track sample requests (SSR) to ensure they are delivered to customers in a timely manner and information is retained.
•Assist Global Director of Sales and Western Key Account team with the creation of quotes

Basic Qualifications:

•College degree or higher
•2 years CSR experience
•Excellent organizational skills
•Mastery of Microsoft Office Software tools (Excel)
•Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Desired Characteristics:

•2 years in related industry is desired
•2 years CSR experience is required
•Working knowledge of manufacturing processes in Asia
•Previous experience with inside sales and supporting customer satisfaction
•Experience with electrical, acoustical components and subsystems
•Strong communication skills, organization and problem solving skills
•Must have the ability to interact with customers and functional groups within Harman International globally
•Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently

Eligibility Requirements:

•Willingness to work in our Palo Alto, CA office
•HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.

To apply:

Please mention AES00680 when applying for this position.

About Harman International

400 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: +1 203 328 3500

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Harman (NYSE: HAR) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets— supported by 15 leading brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Harman is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with Harman!

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