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Sales Associate - Gulf Coast Region

Sales Associate- Gulf Coast Region

This is a non-supervisory position responsible for the development of sales through promoting and enhancing Furuno products regionally in the Americas. Position is responsible for sales, promotion, and development of all Furuno goods via direct customer channels as well as support of FUSA dealer and reseller network. Research, evaluate, and capitalize on sales opportunities in known market segments and investigate new market channels and sales opportunities. Maximize end user, intermediary, dealer, and reseller support by ensuring a smooth transition and understanding of information supplied by Furuno regarding products, policies, and procedures.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop potential customers throughout the Furuno customer base and provide this information to the National Sales Manager and company management.
  • Visit Furuno customers in all market channels, dealers, and resellers to promote and support the Furuno product line.
  • Customer base shall include but shall not be limited to authorized FUSA dealers, authorized resellers, boat builders, shipyards, vessel owners regardless of vessel size, type and quantity, assorted users of marine electronics in marine and non-marine industries, and resale intermediaries such as vessel brokers.
  • Research customer needs as well as evaluating product marketability, provide this information to management through monthly reports, annual forecasting, etc.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the Furuno product line.
  • Develop bills of materials and statements of work for customer projects, provide quotations to customers, and secure orders against quotations and project proposals.
  • Attend/staff Furuno trade booth at industry trade shows providing sales and technical assistance.
  • Assist in maintaining and expanding information on competitive products.
  • Assist customers with regional trade events, including but not limited to: obtaining product literature, staffing show booth, etc.
  • Act as liaison, when necessary, between FUSA support personnel and FUSA customers to ensure maximization of customer service efforts.

Secondary Functions:

  • Travel to customers’ boats to provide customer service support of our products.
  • Attend various industry events to promote the Furuno product line.
  • Assist other Furuno sales representatives and other departments as needed.
  • Other duties as required and assigned.

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university specializing in marine trades, electronics, business or some combination of the above is preferred. Military experience with electronics may be substituted for education or training.

Understanding industry and regional specific market trends as well as knowing the Furuno product line is essential.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Job Conditions:

This position can be based in a home office within the region for which the position is responsible, but can also be based in one of the company offices. This position may be focused on only one portion of customer base and/or company geographic territory responsibilities, or multiples of either or both. Position will require flexibility of movement, travel, and tasking. This position requires substantial overtime and extensive computer work. Extensive travel and evening meetings required. Position requires some occasional lifting up to 75 pounds. Position is on “on-call” status. Work occasionally entails trips to vessels and structures that may be questionable as to meeting all safety standards. A valid driver’s license is required with an acceptable driving record. Please refer to Furuno’s Corporate Auto Use Policy for further clarification. A TWIC card is necessary in order to access various U.S. ports. A valid passport is also a requirement of this position, with no encumbrances or legal restrictions on travel.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and minimum salary requirements to jobs@furuno.com. Salary dependent upon experience. Deadline for submission is December 10, 2022.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Furuno USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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