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Strategic Account Manager, PowerSmart

Company name
Graybar Services, Inc

Los Angeles, CA

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Strategic Account Manager, PowerSmart','!*!Purpose

Graybar is searching for two Strategic Account Managers to focus on specialized PowerSmart clientele. The opportunities are located on the west and east coasts, respectively. These individuals will be responsible for driving the National Lighting Renovation Sales team strategy. Objectives include increasing sales, growing margin and penetrating new and existing Graybar customers. The team's focus is on capturing energy conservation, technology upgrades, and lighting renovation opportunities. Collaborative work with local Graybar sales teams will be pivotal in planning, targeting and growing prospect pipelines and sales. Key responsibilities include attaining or exceeding the sales and gross margin rate budgets for assigned west coast cities. These roles are key players in the achievement of district sales objectives and national renovation marketing plan implementation.','!*!

Maintain account packages and business plans that support the market within the target cities; work with appropriate local district sales personnel to develop tactical plans to implement the plan; drive and justify targeted cities business plans.

Work closely with local district teams to identify targets and sales strategy with underpenetrated existing and new customers in lighting renovation.

Implement the lighting renovation sales management process utilizing business plans, pre-call plans, and post-call coaching debriefs; establish annual sales and gross margin rates for target markets.

Develop and maintain relationships with key Graybar districts and end user customers and strategic lighting and controls suppliers so that the assigned sales territory is properly positioned within the marketplace; provide guidance and support in the retention of profitable business.

Ensure the assigned sales targets have implemented effective recruiting, staffing, employee development, performance management, and succession planning programs in assigned area; ensure a consistent focus on delivering high quality customer service.

Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate tools and training programs within the assigned targets to support the applicable lighting renovation business growth.


Minimum of 5 years of experience required in the lighting renovation industry

Proof of upward progression within the wholesale distribution industry

Bachelor's degree in business or related field

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


Knowledge and understanding of the Lighting Renovation Market

Knowledge of the lighting industry players, partners, agents and channel

Knowledge of lighting fundamentals, lighting products, lighting controls technologies, product offerings, systems and applications

Knowledge of lighting industry renovation business partners and players (agents, end users, distribution)

Knowledge of Renovation supplier products, industry products and service trends

Knowledge of how to sell renovation lighting to end users

Knowledge of lighting utility, rebate programs

Knowledge of Renovation Lighting financial analysis methods and techniques


Leadership and supervisory skills

Analytical and problem solving skills

Planning and organizational skills

Oral and written communication and presentation skills

Listening skills

Results orientation skills

Negotiation and mathematical skills


Ability to sell lighting renovation solutions internally and externally

Ability to leverage district and branch resources effectively

Ability to effectively supervise staff and achieve results through others

Ability to make quality fact-based decisions using appropriate information

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key customers and suppliers

Ability to be an effective member of and lead complex project teams

Ability to effectively use standard office applications software

Working ConditionsTraditional office environment. Extensive travel required.EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/DisabledClick the link to view your equal employment rights (EEO Is the Law) - job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals occupying this position of employment. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skill required of all individuals assigned to this job title. Management reserves the right to modify all or part of this job description at its discretion in order to meet location requirements, staffing levels, and/or any other needs of the business. All of the essential functions of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or equivalent state law, may not have been described. All requests for reasonable accommodation(s) will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.','California-Los Angeles','','','Strategic Account Manager, PowerSmart

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Graybar Services, Inc
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As a leading distributor of electrical, communications, data networking and security products, Graybar helps its customers power, network and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency. From its humble beginnings in 1869 as Gray & Barton to becoming one of North America’s largest employee-owned companies, Graybar has a history of working to the advantage of its customers, manufacturers and employees.

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