Industrial Sales Territory Manager

US-MN-Minneapolis/St. Paul
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Position Description/Company Info

Legrand, North America has an exciting opportunity available for an Industrial Sales Territory Manager in the Midwest Region of the U.S. This individual will be reporting to the Regional Vice President of Sales and be responsible for the development of sales and the implementation of marketing strategies set forth by the company in pursuit of the Industrial marketplace. Additionally, this role will focus on industrial MRO accounts as well as OEMs within the respected geographical market.


About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 2,700 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.


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Education:  Minimum, Bachelor’s Degree in Sales/Marketing or related field, 


Experience:  Minimum of 7 years experience in a world class Sales/Marketing organization and 5 years’ experience in managing and executing across multiple functional teams


Preferred Experience:Master’s Degree 



  1. High level of communication and organizational skills, strong teaming skills, personal sales skills, marketing; strategy implementation, manage complex issues such as; distribution selection, personnel selection, territorial development.
  2. Maintaining the image and integrity of Legrand with our clients, consultants, distribution partners.
  3. Negotiating contracts, maintaining our margins with distribution channels.
  4. Make direct OEM/MRO sales calls, joint calls with Representatives and Distributors on a regular basis to achieve defined quotas, including cold calling prospective clients
  5. Strong relationships with industrial end users
  6. Sales experience in electrical, automation or related field, in addition to working with distribution, preferred
  7. Proficient with a computer and Windows based applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  8. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills 
  9. Be aware of competition and market trends as related to territory and industry



PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mental Demands


While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work


Physical Demands - Sales Employees


While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Operate Class D automobile to customer locations, sometimes involving overnight stays
  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. 
  • On a regular basis, employees are required to lift heavier items of up to 50 lbs either with assistance from another person or by using appropriate material handling equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Attributes


The primary function of the Industrial Territory Manager is to market and sell Legrand’s products and solutions to industrial accounts driving profitable sales growth. The key responsibility is to manage the sales cycle from the end user back through the channel, while providing application guidance and technical assistance to customers. This position is expected to develop, grow, and maintain relationships with Legrand’s employees, specifiers, contractors, end users, and customers’ including Legrand’s authorized distributors. They will develop and implement sales plans and be aware of and responsive to market conditions and competitive activities and communicate such information to product divisions.


Main Job Duties:

  1. Establish, develop and manage strategy for growth with Industrial marketplace.  Proactively market contracts and programs to customer base where appropriate. 
  2. Utilize professional consultative sales expertise to conduct business analysis and then develop, present and implement customized business solutions to the customer.
  3. Work with the channel, RVP’s and rep agencies to develop an effective coordinated sales strategy.  Collaborate to maximize volume, mix and margin.
  4. Responsible for expansion of business within these targeted accounts with all Legrand solutions.
  5. Fully engage and serve as a key member within the Demand Creation Team contributing to strategic direction, program development and customer relationship with national and global accounts. 
  6. Prepare annual sales and expense forecasts.
  7. Prepare annual business plan in support of company objectives.
  8. Conduct quarterly business reviews.
  9. Develop key channel partnerships in concert with the Cablofil, Pass & Seymour, and Wiremold sales and Market Development Teams.
  10. Provide regular feedback to senior management on sales potential and other important activities within market responsibilities.
  11. Fiscal responsibility for cost center in conjunction with budgetary levels provided.
  12. Conduct training sessions at authorized distributors, system integrators and customer sites.



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