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Sales Manager IBN France

Date: 16-Nov-2021

Location: Avon, FR, 77215

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50670


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.



  • Maximise sales and margin for all assigned Corning Optical Communications’ LAN & Data Center products to the Enterprise Networks market in allocated regions / to allocated customers – with focus on understanding and growing Datacentre / Passive Optical LAN business
  • Identify new customers and new opportunities, positioning and specifying Corning solutions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with blue chip end users and develop long term account strategies
  • Implement program strategies for key customers ensuring these include the effective implementation of the NPI and LinkUp programs for assigned areas
  • Assist and recommend channels in the region including the development of sales and marketing plans • Establish and maintain sufficient product knowledge of Corning Optical Communications’ products and their applications to recognise opportunities and communicate internally to achieve maximum advantage
  • Working closely with Corning Optical Communications’ staff support functions (Customer Services, Engineering Services, Corporate Communications) in order to meet customer needs
  • Participate in nominated regional trade shows and conventions in the territory to promote Corning Optical Communications’ products and support targeted distributors’ sales effort
  • As a representative of Corning Optical Communications convey the highest level of professionalism in behaviour and appearance, uphold Corning values and help fulfill all customer expectations of Corning as a world class supplier



  • BAC +3 to BAC + 5 or proficient work experience
  • Several years of experience in selling technical products, ideally data centres or telecommunication products within France
  • Must be a ‘self starter’ and possess strong initiative, resilience, organisation and time management skills
  • Native French speaker, English is a must (fluent)
  • Proficient in Power Point (writing presentations and presenting)
  • Structured and experience of using a CRM would be beneficial


Location: Lyon area

Territory: Rhône-Alpes, PACA & Eastern France