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Sales Manager - SE Tankless Water Heaters

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Date: Apr 4, 2019

Location: Augusta, GA, US, 30805

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. 

Primary Function

As the Sales Manager, you will lead sales and new business development opportunities in our Southeastern Region, to include achieving sales targets within a pre-defined area of responsibility while managing the sales channel to ensure desired outcome.  


We would prefer that applicants live somewhere within our Southeastern territory, which covers the following states:  NC, SC, GA, AL, and FL.  We may also consider candidates who live in or around the Nashville, TN area who are willing to travel to the region regularly.


  • Achieve sales targets, tactics, and strategies for a specific region by coordinating product and sales management to all segment partners including manufacturer representatives, contractors, engineers, customers, distributors, architects, and builders.
  • Manage and develop new business opportunities in the wholesale sales channel and the generation of accurate sales targets.
  • Promote our portfolio of tankless products at various events including trade shows, educational opportunities, and visits to customer locations.
  • Recommend and implement appropriate sales programs and strategies to drive measurable results.
  • Monitor and analyze sales reports, leads, and CRM, provide suggestions to ensure goal attainment.
  • Manage time and expenses based on needs of customers and segment partners.
  • Provide a detailed monthly account of activity in the market including sales activities, significant presentations and opportunities under development, representative agency sales management, product related information, customer contacts, and sales activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years sales experience.
  • Water Heater or Boiler industry knowledge including adjacent industries like Plumbing, HVAC, Construction is required.
  • Strong skills in the business development, account management and sales process.
  • Ability to travel up to 60% in the Southeastern Region and 10-15% travel outside of region.
  • Professional demeanor and confidence in dealing with people.
  • Strong communications skills; both written and verbal with the ability to present in front of groups.
  • Sales management experience is desirable.
  • Experience in Salesforce or other another CRM is a plus.

We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Augusta

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