Golf Sales Manager (Midwest) - The Toro Company

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: JR10003

      Who Are We?

      The Toro Company’s irrigation business is comprised of two distinct brands, Toro® and Irritrol ®. Both brands offer a full line of solid, dependable, irrigation products including controllers, sensors, valves, spray heads and rotors to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties. Unique Lighting Systems is a leading brand of professional grade lighting fixtures, low voltage transformers, LED lamps and the patented HUB system for installation. Serving both residential and commercial markets, Unique Lighting Systems offers a full line of outdoor lighting products.

      The Irrigation Division has an opening for a Golf Sales Manager for the Northcentral U.S. territory (North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Western Kentucky). In this position, you will be responsible for sales which includes providing leadership to the territory and Distributor Partners and ultimately creating and fulfilling demand for Toro's Golf Irrigation product lines.

      What Will You Do?

      In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for the following responsibilities:

      • Manage assigned territory to deliver fiscal year Sales Plan goals in terms of top line revenue, profitability and individual product category targets.
      • Drive business through personal efforts and through coordination with Toro Distributor Partners, personnel and supporting assets.
      • Work within cross functional teams within Toro including, Field Service, NSN, Commercial Equipment, Corporate Accounts, Toro Res/Com and allied vendors.
      • Coordinate with Eastern Regional Sales Manager to execute plans to influence regional golf specifiers including key Golf Course Superintendents and rising Assistant Superintendents that results in Toro becoming their product of choice.
      • Support efforts to provide information regarding Toro products to the specifier. Includes product training, relationship building, targeted relationship building events, specifier targeted literature and reference material.
      • Identify and coordinate efforts on Top 10 Projects for the region each fiscal year.
      • Develop account plans for all key projects in assigned region including projects outside the current fiscal year including actions to secure the business for Toro such as Fly-Ins, Site Visits, Set-Piece presentations, GIS Demo’s and training. Create and implement a contact call target plan.
      • Travel with and develop distributor sales personnel.
      • Is a resource for distributor management and field sales.
      • Deliver high level presentations to superintendents, general managers, green’s committees and memberships to help secure project wins.
      • Communicate and team with the Toro golf marketing staff. Help to drive our overall marketing message and narrative to specifiers and key superintendents.
      • Coordinates the distributor planning process, which includes the development of key objectives, strategies and action plans to increase Toro golf share in the respective region.
      • Assess and report on the regional market, market segments, product categories, competitive strategies and customer requirements in a timely manner or as required.
      • Manage our SalesForce database for the assigned territory to provide strategic and tactical direction for sales, marketing, production scheduling and in support of new product development. Provide regular distributor golf sales forecasts.

      What Do You Need?

      To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree in business, sales, marketing, agronomy or related field required.

      • 5+ years technical sales experience. Experience in the irrigation or similar industry is highly desirable.

      • Training in irrigation, turf, agronomy or landscape design is a plus, Must have proven track record of exceptional leadership and teaming skills.

      • Candidate must possess strong negotiation skill, and a demonstrated ability to influence/train customer groups and deliver dynamic presentations.

      • The duties of this position will occasionally require working in outdoor and inclement weather conditions. This position requires overnight travel. Travel up to 70%. #LI-Remote

      The Toro Company, we are committed to fostering a secure and trustworthy recruitment process for our applicants. Recruitment fraud is a potential threat to job seekers, so please be aware that throughout our recruitment process, you’ll never be required to pay any fees or disclose personal financial details when applying to TTC opportunities.

      We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related needs and conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non- merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • About the company

      The Toro Company is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, underground utility construction, rental and specialty construction, and irrigation ...