Area Sales Manager, Northeast

Current Lighting

Area Sales Manager, Northeast
Baltimore/D.C. Area

The Current salesforce is comprised of dynamic sales professionals who possess entrepreneurial spirit, know how to serve the customer and work collaboratively. This position will work with local agent networks and distribution in Northeast sales region to ensure promotion of Current lighting products and service throughout the assigned territory. Role can be located in NY, NJ, Eastern PA, Northern Virginia, Baltimore or DC.  Travel is 50-75%.


Expectations and Responsibilities
  • Establish new accounts and manage established accounts within assigned territory to achieve or exceed established sales targets

  • Collaborate with inside sales support to maximize on new sales leads efficiently and effectively

  • Develop strong relationships with customers by creating customized account plans and commercial strategies

  • Solicit and sign new distribution in territory

  • Identify, develop and manage channel partners to achieve channel goals

  • Drive market growth and share gain of Current fixtures, lamps, and controls

  • Working in conjunction with Inside Sales and Sales Engineers, assist with proposals for new projects while collaborating consultatively with customers to determine most effective products and technology to exceed goals

  • Maintain knowledge on current and new products to educate customers for design implementation

  • Develop product knowledge of agent and distribution partners through regular product training sessions

  • Analyze market trends and needs within the territory and proactively seek to stay in the forefront

  • Stay on top of the competitive environment, industry trends, and local market dynamics to continually adjust commercial strategies for assigned territories.

  • Assist in developing forecasts and budgets focused on penetrating new markets based on market analysis and sales trends

  • Engage in critical thinking to leverage products application knowledge and bring successful resolution to customer or construction/design obstacles

  • Collaborate with builders, contractors, designers, developers and specifiers to build a unique, innovative plan for each account

  • Coordinate with supply chain to assure punctual service to customers

  • Provide pricing strategy and negotiate contracts

  • Collaborate with internal teams to drive the market with innovative products

  • Maintain CRM database of leads, calls, sales opportunities, and account details to maximize profitability, customer relationships, and project pipeline growth

  • Ensure accountability within the account by leading quarterly strategic account reviews, semi-annual account reviews, and annual internal Region reviews


  • High degree of personal and professional ethical standards

  • Ideal Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or Business

  • A minimum of 5 years of outside sales experience to technical and executive decision makers

  • Strong technical knowledge in lighting, fixtures, controls, and IoT

  • Experience in a company that manufactures and markets technically complex controls products through a variety of distribution channels

  • Knowledge of Northeast market with channel-distribution experience and established relationships throughout the territory

  • Extensive experience and capability to speak “up and down” the channel/construction cycle (designers, manufacturers, engineering firms, general contractors, etc.)

  • Proven success in consistently exceeding sales quota

  • Experience selling to contractors, builders, and designers

  • Experience cultivating long-term relationships with the appropriate key account decision makers

  • Long history of building strong customer and channel (Agent, Electrical Contractor, Electrical Distributor, Lighting Controls Contractor) relationships within complex multi-channel go-to-market manufacturers, coupled with the market know-how to specify, strategize, and define opportunities.

  • Develop a complete understanding of the structure assigned accounts and key buying influences

  • Excellent oral and written communication

  • Proficient with the use of Word and Excel

  • Successfully utilizing a CRM in their current role

  • Able to multi-task and handle various priorities simultaneously

  • Able to travel and cover a large territory

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Candidate should currently reside in the territory and understand the market landscape

  • Relationship builder

  • Team Player

  • Organized

  • Effective at territory planning and time management skills

  • Results-oriented, self-starter that is highly motivated 



The position has a compensation package inclusive of base, bonus (if eligible), benefits, 401k contribution, time off, recognition awards and more. This salary range is $112,000- $130,000.


Benefits and Perks

The Highlights:

All around competitive culture where together we strive to:

  • Approach each day with a tenacious curiosity

  • Communicate openly and honestly- internally and externally

  • Work hard, take risks, fail fast…learn and move on

  • Embrace diversity and welcome opposing thoughts

  • Empower and develop each other

  • We have an open and inclusive culture where you’ll learn and grow through programs and resources like:

    • Quarterly company all employee meetings

    • Management and Leadership development

    • Initiatives and special projects with executive leadership exposure

    • Access to top-notch learning courses through LinkedIn Learning

    • Regular manager check-ins to drive performance and career growth


Our more standard benefits

  • Full-time exempt roles have a Permissive Time Off Policy, giving you flexibility to rest, relax and recharge away from work

  • Paid Company Holidays

  • A comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, vision, disability, and life insurance 

  • 401(k) retirement program with a fully vested immediate company match

  • Flexible Spending Account options for pre-tax employee allocations


Equal Opportunity Employer

Current is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. At Current, we are Always On and working to improve lives with the industry's most expansive portfolio of sustainable advanced lighting and intelligent controls that reliably meet our customers' needs. Learn more at


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