Dow Chemical Residential Account Manager in Quebec, Canada

The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting opportunity for a Residential Account Manager located in Quebec. This position is responsible for managing existing and new customer relationships. The Account Manager sells Dow products and solutions while identifying new opportunities for unmet customer needs - driving profitable business growth.

The incumbent is expected to increase sales and market share of Dow Building Solutions (DBS) Products at strategic identified building supply dealers in the province of Ontario. In addition, conversion of key dealers to Dow products as well as the ongoing account management for existing current building supply dealer network. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing the efforts of Canadian Distribution Partners (Canwel and Taiga) branch management and territory managers to ensure dealer account management and growth acquisition.

This role will include the following:

  • All demand creation activities at strategic lumber and building supply dealers in Quebec. This includes pricing, training, and support of all builder/contractor activities to help drive demand.

  • Responsibility for Canadian Residential distribution partner (Canwel and Taiga) locations in the province of Quebec

  • Incumbent will be the “local contact” for national buying group account regional managers for: Rona, BMR, Timber Mart, Home Hardware, Castle and others.

  • Develop, communicate and execute accounts plans for all strategic building supply dealers within their assigned territory and for the Quebec branches of distribution partners. This information will all be captured and kept up to date in the Dow Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool.

  • Capture and maintain timely data on all interactions at strategic dealers. To be captured in Dow CRM tool

  • Develop, communicate and execute against tactical implementation account plans that support the business objectives for all National distributor locations in their area

  • Responsible for activities with respect to owning the flow of DBS products through the residential Lumber & Building Materials (LBM) channel, including:

o Pricing activities

o Help coordinate and drive conversion activities between the building supply dealer and local distribution branches

o Internet based training (WebEx) for both dealer staff and distribution sellers

o Industry and National Buying Group Shows

o Account targeting and joint travel if productive and necessary

o Accountable for coordinating resolution at the dealer and builder/contractor level for product quality and applications issues as they arise

  • Responsible for identifying, meeting with and understanding strengths and weaknesses of competitive distribution within assigned territory .

  • Provide input to the Sales Leader, Market Manager, and Application Technology Leader (ATL) on a regular basis relative to needs, trends, and opportunities for these customer groups

o For example, learn what our distributors know about competitive products

  • Required to have regular and on-going communications with team members including Canadian National Account Manager (NAM) to ensure strategies are locally implemented, and customer service ensure strategic dealer expectations are met.

Time Allocation:

o 70% for account management activities with strategic dealers and regional Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

o 20% management of Quebec Distribution Locations & Buying Group regional managers

o 10% focus on builder/contractor conversions, training, and presentations

Measures & Goals:

  • Sales Volume & Revenue targets for strategic dealers in Quebec

  • Increase in dealer penetration in assigned area, share growth

  • Specific Customer targeted product conversions

  • Timeliness of submittal and accuracy of contracts and rebates per Dow policy

  • Quality of capture and maintenance of data in Dow CRM tool70

Required Qualifications:

  • Fully Bilingual in French and English, both verbal and written

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Basic construction industry knowledge or a basic understanding of Building Science

  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills

  • Dynamic presentation skills

  • Competitive analysis

  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without company support or sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of (or ability to learn) appropriate areas of the Quebec Residential Building Code

  • Understanding of Business Reporting Tools

  • High level of business strategy and market understanding'

  • Value selling & negotiating abilities

  • Ability to be a strong customer advocate, consultative selling skills

  • Large account management skills

Note: This position does not offer relocation assistance.

At Dow, diversity and inclusion are inherent in our work environment. We are committed to building a vibrant, diverse and talented employee base - and helping each employee grow and develop as part of Dow's inclusive global community. Dow has an accommodation process in place to support employees with disabilities.

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Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com .

Title:

Residential Account Manager

Location:

Canada-Quebec-Virtual Office-Canada QC

Requisition ID:

1705056