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Territory Sales Manager

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Arizona, AZ, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 54288


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.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Purpose of the Position:

Maximize the sale of Corning Optical Communications (COC) products within Southwestern Territory 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.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed sales budgets for all optical communications 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, distributors and consultants.
  • Manage to maximum efficiency the NPI contractor program and Consultant EAP 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.


Education & Experience:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree required
  • Sales and/or Marketing experience preferred.


Required Skills:

  • 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 our products, solutions and value proposition.
  • Understands how Corning’s solutions provide value to the customer.
  • Highly competitive with the ability to share success with team members and Regional Manager.
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven track record.
  • Familiarity with telecommunications, fiber-optics, & selling through distribution.
  • Exceptional teaching, training and motivational skills with proven track record


Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Travel required 25%.
  • 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: Phoenix