Exide Technologies Regional Sales Manager - WEST Transportation Aftermarket in San Francisco, California


The Regional Sales Manager will have primary responsibility for all channel customer activity including total sales results in an assigned multi-state territory. This position is responsible for both acquisition and maintenance of dealer participation in various programs.



To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Customer contact, including personal visits as required and other forms of follow-up.

  • Training of customers’ personnel regarding battery sales techniques, technical information and programs.

  • Prospecting for new accounts, and determination of growth opportunities with existing accounts.

  • Salesforce Pipeline Management and Call Reporting

  • Customer service and problem resolution

  • Trade show coordination and presentation

  • Participation in special “sales blitz” campaigns in own territory or other territories as requested.

  • Maintaining adequate customer program knowledge

  • Maintaining adequate skill levels for job function

  • Sales & Presentation

  • Computer literacy

  • Information Retrieval

  • Attending Exide training programs or Exide sponsored training as required

  • Budget planning and execution

  • Interfacing with Key Account Managers for feedback & support

  • Obtaining and forwarding competitive intelligence from the marketplace

  • Receiving and executing directives from the Zone Manager

  • Additional assignments as required by Management Team


Required Skills, Competencies and Knowledge:

We seek a candidate with a progressively responsible career history and demonstrated success in territory sales or key account management. He or she must possess a high level of business acumen and the quantitative/analytical capacity to understand complex sales processes. Strategic selling skills,effective negotiating skills, and commitment to customers are required. The successful candidate will have 3 – 5 years’ experience, effective salesmanship with well-developed sales skills. In addition to that, they must possess the following:

  • Knowledge of automotive aftermarket and products

  • An outstanding track record of influencing decisions and making a positive impact.

  • Energy, initiative, accountability and results orientation are required.

  • A progressively responsible career history and demonstrated success in territory sales

  • A high level of business acumen and the quantitative/analytical capacity to understand complex sales processes.

  • Skills to effectively use CRM tools in managing opportunities, win/loss of projects, and target objectives

  • Strategic selling skills, effective negotiating skills, and commitment to customers are required.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • Collaborative work style, one that solicits ideas and shares information to develop creative solutions and winning strategies across the Exide/GNB sales organization.

  • Resourcefulness and creativity, with excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Technical competency and be PC proficient, including standard business software and the Internet.

  • Integrity, team orientation and desire to over achieve are of the utmost importance.

Education and Experience :

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in sales

  • Bachelor's Degree is required in sales, marketing or a related field

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers.

  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word.

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies () is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now . History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "t he 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

Requisition ID 2018-1767

Category Sales

Position Type Regular Full-Time