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Territory Sales Manager, AL and FL Panhandle

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Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Alabama, AL, US Florida, FL, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 57951


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of Position:

Maximize the sale of Corning Optical Communications (COC) products within Alabama and Florida Panhandle to grow the business and ensure success of the company.  Develop and execute a territory sales plan focused on delivering network solutions that leverage Corning’s comprehensive capabilities.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed sales budgets for all telecommunications products assigned.
  • Operate within assigned selling expense and promotional item budget.
  • Through regular sales calls, generate preference for Corning Optical Communications’ products over that of competitors.
  • Ensure a balanced mix of sales call to end users, contractors, cable assembly houses, distributors and consultants.
  • Manage to maximum efficiency with the Network of Preferred Installers contractor program and Consultant Elite Advantage Program in your territory.
  • Coordinate sales calls with primary distributor representatives to maximize sales penetration within assigned territory.
  • Provide ongoing training to these distributors to assist them in effectively selling Corning Optical Communications' product solutions.
  • Provide timely call report summaries for all face-to-face meetings & important phone conversations using an assigned CRM System.
  • Maintain and keep current a territory Opportunity Board of all projects valued above $25K in your territory.
  • Submit monthly reports and expense reports to the Regional Manager on time.
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of the personal computer with special emphasis on, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.



  • Alabama
  • Florida Panhandle



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in the market.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of Sales, Marketing and/or Field experience.


Required Skills:

  • Fluency in English (reading, writing, and conversation)
  • Strong Solution Selling Capabilities:  Consultative
  • Communication: Probes for information and shapes a customer discussion.
  • Business Intellect: Understands customer pain points and the overall P&L Statement.
  • Mental Agility: Quickly adapts; can think and react on his/her feet.
  • Organizational Agility: Builds relationships and works effectively within an organization.
  • Collaboration: Shares vital information with key stakeholders to gain commitment.
  • Ability to use to create and maintain a project pipeline and forecasting.
  • Internally motivated and results oriented.
  • Outstanding people skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to set up small and large education programs with a focus on customer needs.
  • Ability to target and prioritize key customers.
  • Proven success in time/territory management.


Desired Skills:

  • Leverages broad knowledge of Corning’s products, solutions and value proposition.
  • Understands how Corning’s solutions provide value to the customer.
  • Familiarity with telecommunications, fiber-optics, & selling through distribution.
  • Understanding of Local Area Networks, Data Centers and Wireless environments within the Enterprise market.
  • Highly competitive with the ability to share success with team members and Regional Manager.
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven track record.
  • Exceptional teaching, training and motivational skills with proven track record. 


Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Travel required 50-75%.
  • Must be able to work effectively in an unstructured environment with minimum supervision from a home-based office.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Mobile AL