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Sales Manager (Japan)

Date: May 28, 2023

Location: Tokyo, Other/Not Applicable, JP

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Sales Manager within our Sales team to help support our Automotive  business.  Did you know we are the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of seating support and comfort systems for transportation manufacturers, as well as tier one and two suppliers within the automotive industry?  Our automotive products fall into four primary groups:  Seating and Lumbar support, Wireless Charging, Motors and Actuators, and Mechanical Cables.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Sales Manager you will have the opportunity to Services key advanced sales accounts to maintain and increase future sales, ensure customer satisfaction and contribute to the overall effectiveness and profitability of L&P automotive branches.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business. The team you will be working with is collaborative and innovative.


So, what will you be doing as a Sales Manager?

  • Manages the company's or product line's sales activities, including advanced sales activity. Negotiates program contracts for award.
  • Calls on key accounts to establish & cultivate relationships, identify opportunities and increase sales.
  • Represents products/services requiring technical product knowledge/performance features to specific accounts and provides ongoing service and follow up.
  • Participates in quote reviews, identify areas that need improvement for quote presentation to customer.
  • Report feedback from customer regarding product quality, customer service, overall performance and reasons for won/lost opportunities.
  • Responsible for content in all sales reporting - SPA, Sales Headlines, 3-month updates, Sales Plan, NBO's & NBA's for specific customers/accounts
  • Reports on and keeps informed on any and all competitive activities
  • Supports any/all MBR and Leadership related activities as required by the Sales Director.


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • College Diploma in Business or University Degree
  • 5+ years relative experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of product & manufacturing systems
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Word

Things we consider a plus

  • Automotive/lean manufacturing preferred


What to Do Next

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Our Values

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  • Put People First reflects our commitment to safety and care of each other, learning and development, and creating an inclusive environment of mutual respect, empathy and belonging.
  • Do the Right Thing focuses us on acting with honesty and integrity, delivering the results the right way, taking pride in our work, and speaking the truth – good or bad.
  • Do Great Work…Together occurs when we engage without hierarchy, collaborate as a team, embrace challenges, and work for the good of all of us.
  • Take Ownership and Raise the Bar demonstrates our responsibility to add value and make a difference, challenge the status quo and biases to make things better, foster innovative and creative solutions to drive impact, and explore new perspectives and embrace change.


Our Commitment to You

We're actively taking steps to make sure our culture is inclusive and that our processes and practices promote equity for all. Leggett & Platt is comprised of people of all abilities, gender identities and expressions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, veteran status, and more. Join us!


We welcome and encourage applications if you meet the minimum qualifications. Even if you do not meet the preferred qualifications, we’d love the opportunity to consider you.


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