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We Light The Way!
 

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.


 Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid.

Job Summary

Responsible for the profitable sales of the Acuity Brands consumer retail product portfolio to one or more retailers in the home improvement center and hardware store channel through both direct and third party sales agency efforts.

 

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement plans to achieve annual sales and profitability targets for customers
  • Leads customer negotiations and manages vendor programs for customers
  • Work with marketing to budget for and implement co-marketing opportunities with customers
  • Operate with an appropriate focus on both long and short term opportunities
  • Lead customer line reviews and trade shows directly, with matrix partners, and third party sales agencies
  • Serves as the expert in customer portals and systems
  • Train and manage third party sales agencies to maximize their transactional and strategic value to Acuity Brands
  • Develop intimate customer relationships, size and prioritize opportunities, and track them through a sales PESCO funnel
  • Work with Category Management team to implement growth strategies
  • Utilize customer transaction and third party data to understand factors that impact performance and implement strategies to improve sell through at the retail point-of-sale
  • Work with retail partners to test concepts and monitor test effectiveness
  • Advocate for your customers within Acuity Brands and ensure their processes and requirements are understood by matrix partners
  • Maintain a close understanding of product launches, discontinuations, promotions, and sell-through performance and work with Sales Operations to maximize fill-rate performance with minimum risk of excess inventory
  • Use Acuity Business System (ABS) tools to solve business problems and improve processes

 

Required Experience and Knowledge

  • 2-4 years of experience in sales to retailers, with a preference for experience selling lighting or other electrical products
  • Strong personal integrity and good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to understand products and effectively sell solutions versus product for a price
  • Ability to succeed in a matrix organization
  • Must be able to deliver both long and short term objectives in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced analytical capability and understanding of business finance

 

Educational Background

  • A four-year college degree is required for this position
Competencies
  • Team Mindset
  • Personal Leadership
  • Business Analytics
  • Consultative Solution Seller
  • Achieves Business Results
  • Strategic Focus & Direction
  • Formal Selling
  • Technical Aptitude
Travel Requirements
  • 21-40%

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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Req ID:  881


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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