Technical Marketing Specialist - Downers Grove, IL
|Job Title:||Technical Marketing Specialist|
|Division:||Hirose Electric, USA|
|Department:||Industrial Sales & Marketing|
|Location:||HQ, Downers Grove, IL|
|Reports to:||Sr. Manager of Industrial Sales and Marketing|
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting opportunity to join Hirose, an organization that for almost a hundred years has been pioneering thousands of new connectors and defining industry standards in consumer electronics, industrial automation, high speed backbone computer infrastructure, automotive, and medical applications. A compact company of smart people, Hirose uses the talents of every employee to bring innovation to put big technology in small packages.
|1.||Responsible for creating and managing sales promotion strategy of selected product series for target markets|
|2.||Works with internal resources to coordinate analysis of applications to understand market needs and connector differentiation points to create a product and market strategy.|
|3.||Ability to research connector use via teardown analysis.|
|4.||Manages database of application and series package materials.|
|5.||Coordinates creation of promotional collateral and training on how to utilize against strategy.|
|6.||In charge of coordinating with JP global marketing/engineering teams on pre-release product promotion and creating target list and promotion strategy.|
|7.||Refined market and customer analysis techniques with track record of successful approach, onboarding, and sales pipeline generation.|
|8.||Support sales teams with engineering or technical issues by recommending the right solution, answering technical product questions and providing timely and accurate information.|
|9.||Leads coordination between segment teams to leverage business opportunities in all markets for target series and identify series for cross sell to increase business in target markets.|
|10.||Gather information about customer connector needs by verifying the latest Technology Roadmap and working with engineering to develop new R&D concepts.|
|11.||Understand customer application in order to identify key technology and product features for next generation products.|
|12.||Keeps track of customer/market needs and provides feedback to engineering about potential new development opportunities.|
|13.||Research new customers within target markets, new emerging markets as well as new opportunities for select product series and discusses vetted customer results with regional sales teams to approach.|
COMMUNICATION AND INTERFACE
|1.||Excellent Teamwork skills that enable them to interface successfully with peers, management members, customers, and partners.|
|2.||Excellent written and verbal communication skills.|
|3.||Excellent presentation skills for customers and company internal|
|4.||Excellent organization and planning skills.|
PROBLEM SOLVING AND JUDGEMENT
|Implementing a high level of expertise and professionalism will be required to address problems related to the needs of existing and potential clients on an on-going basis. Resolution will be an integral part of the employee’s responsibility to provide a high-level of customer service, which may include seeking assistance from the Segment Groups, Marketing, and General Manager and other departments within the organization.|
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
|To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.|
|1.||BA / BS degree from an accredited college or university|
|2.||Excellent analytical and problem- solving skills.|
|3.||Excellent project management skills.|
|4.||Organizational skills must be above average. Ability to manage multiple assignments while meeting deadlines and quality standards.|
|5.||Good knowledge of MS Office.|
|6.||Able to travel domestically to partner and customer locations.|
None / Team Management Responsibilities
Normal office environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee will also need to travel to tradeshows and company events. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Hirose Electric USA, Inc. may need to revise or change the essential and supplemental responsibilities of the position as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.