Sales Supervisor- Digital Imaging

Sony Electronics
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Title: Sales Supervisor- Digital Imaging
Location: NY-Work from Home-NY
Job Number: 29776

As a Sony Digital Imaging Sales Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for executing Sony retail strategies and action plans with assigned photo specialty retail stores. The Sales Supervisor will train, develop, and educate retail sales associates on the features and benefits of Sony products. The Sales Supervisor will also be responsible for organizing/supporting events for both photography and video customers. Exceptional communication skills are required in this role. The ability to build strong relationships with retail sales associates and Sony customers are essential. The Sales Supervisor will also be responsible for deploying launch materials and implementing/troubleshooting Sony visual merchandising. Additional responsibilities for the Sales Supervisor will be the effective gathering, summarizing and reporting on retailer and customer feedback/ insights. The Sales Supervisor will work with Sony DI account management, Sony DI marketing, and Sony Education teams to achieve Sony's Digital Imaging Objectives. The ability to work effectively with cross category functional teams is required.

The candidate must not only possess a deep working knowledge in both Professional Video and Photography, but have a passion and drive for the industry, photographic application, and the business of digital imaging. Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree is required or equivalent and 4-5 years of related experience. In lieu of degree must have at least 8 years' experience

Thorough knowledge of Photography. Must be proficient with professional photographic techniques and possess a working skillset which will be utilized in image creation, product testing, teaching, and more. Beyond the technical aspects of photography, must have a thorough understanding and knowledge of photographic history and the current photographic industry.

Thorough knowledge of Videography. Must be proficient in professional videography techniques and possess a working skillset which will be utilized in video creation, product testing, and teaching.

Proficiency and comprehensive working knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere (or equivalent), and Adobe Lightroom is required.

The qualified candidate must also possess strong written, oral communication and presentation skills as well as public speaking experience.

Proficiency in PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook is required.

Must possess understanding of retail sales, visual merchandising, and interaction with customers is mandatory

Must have previous experience leading or overseeing other employees with demonstrated ability in coaching and developing retail sales associates.

Excellent communications skills required in order to build strong, collaborative relationships.

Knowledge of general electronics technologies and the current industry is a benefit.

Must be customer centric focused.

The candidate must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Must have the ability to motivate, influence and promote Sony products to the consumers at the retail level.

Must have an understanding of upstream and downstream impacts and actions on the business, vendors and retailers.

Strong negotiation skills needed.

Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Position will work retail store hours including weekends during peak selling seasons and special events.

Daily travel to retailers in assigned zone is required.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be able to Travel 40% of the time.

This position can require climbing a ladder and the individual should have the ability to lift 50 pounds with/without reasonable accommodation.
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