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Kongsberg Gruppen

Aftermarket Sales Manager

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We are seeking a proactive and experienced Aftermarket Sales Manager to lead our sales efforts across various market segments. The ideal candidate will be responsible for driving aftermarket sales activities, maintaining customer relationships, and ensuring customer satisfaction for all products within our portfolio. This role requires strong sales leadership, excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and Drive Sales Activities: Proactively drive aftermarket sales activities in collaboration with the responsible product groups. Utilize established sales reporting tools to monitor and optimize sales performance.
  • Customer Engagement: Foster relationships with customers through effective communication and coordination of meetings and activities. Act as the main contact person for defined customers, ensuring they receive prompt and accurate assistance.
  • Marketing Initiatives: Develop and execute marketing strategies to enhance product recognition and promote campaigns, service letters, system upgrades, and lifecycle management initiatives.
  • Maintenance Planning and Support: Coordinate maintenance planning activities and collaborate with spares, technical support, sales support, and aftermarket product sales teams to ensure seamless customer service.
  • Service Agreements: Secure service agreements for strategically important customers, gaining approval from senior management as needed.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Take ownership of customer satisfaction, serving as the primary escalation point for customer issues and ensuring timely resolution.
  • Commercial Proposals: Prepare commercial proposals for new functionalities, modifications, and retrofit/refit/conversion solutions in line with product lifecycle strategies.
  • Market Familiarization: Understand customer operations and needs to proactively offer relevant products and services.
  • Internal Communication: Facilitate communication within sales teams and collaborate effectively with Global Sales & Marketing departments.
  • Budgeting and Reporting: Contribute to budgeting and forecasting processes, providing insights and recommendations based on market analysis and customer feedback.
  • CRM Management: Maintain accurate customer information in the CRM system to facilitate effective sales and relationship management.
  • Process Adherence: Ensure compliance with organizational processes and procedures.
  • Performance Metrics: Report on agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track and improve sales performance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Actively participate in Continuous Improvement Projects to drive innovation and efficiency in sales processes.
  • Travel: Travel as required to meet with customers, attend industry events, and support business activities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in aftermarket sales, technical sales, or a related field.
  • Proven track record in sales leadership and customer relationship management.
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Proficiency in CRM systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Engineering, or related field (preferred).

Join our team and play a key role in driving aftermarket sales success across diverse market segments!

What we can offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Fully subsidized health & welfare benefits with an option of a high deductible plan which includes an employer contribution towards your health savings account
  • Fully subsidized dental and vision coverage
  • Up to 5% employer match program
  • Flexibility with Paid Time Off
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Safe and collaborative culture

Work location:

Houston, TX

Travel required

Kongsberg Maritime is a technology pioneer, enabling a more sustainable future for our oceans. Our zero-emission integrated technologies advance the maritime industry and solve our customers' toughest problems. With unmatched competence, domain knowledge, innovation, and market reach, we are the trusted maritime partner. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 35 countries

Our Global Customer Support division is responsible for Kongsberg Maritimes services, upgrades and support in the aftermarket. Our 2300 employees are present in 35 different countries around the world. During the operational lifetime of more than 30.000 installations, we ensure cost-efficient delivery of services, upgrades and spare parts in order to secure availability and predictability to our customers.

KONGSBERG is a leading global technology group. Throughout our proud two hundred year history, we have continuously advanced, applying innovative solutions to the needs of our customers, partners and society at large. We believe diversity is our strength. By fostering an inclusive and diverse culture we nurture and ensure space for different perspectives and ideas. We work determined to mature and improve our ability to utilize our diversity and culture of differences to create positive business results.

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KONGSBERG provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.