Light Duty – Autos, Heavy Duty – Autos, Performance Vehicles
4 Year Degree
From our humble beginnings more than 5 decades ago, where we pioneered advances in head light aimers for automotive body repair shops, Hopkins has grown into a market leader in each of the 6 businesses we operate. Our leadership positions are a reflection of the mission that has guided our company for the past 56 years ... to exceed customer expectations in everything that we do. This goal has not only delivered growth for Hopkins, but growth for our customers as well.
Today Hopkins sells automotive aftermarket products in more than 75,000 distributors and retailers across the globe. One key to our market leading positions is product leadership. To us, product leadership goes beyond the physical product to a deeper understanding of the end-users' needs. By focusing on their user-experience, our product design teams create innovation solutions to real consumer problems ... resulting in products that deliver higher levels of satisfaction ... and products that generate consumer loyalty for the retailers who stock our brands.
Having the right product is a good starting point, but a strong supply chain is crucial to supporting customer needs and growth. Our supply chain is tailored to each product category ... starting with a focus on low-cost country manufacturing, yet balanced by responsiveness to customer requirements. That is why we have a supply chain office in Ningbo, China, world-class manufacturing facilities in Juarez, Mexico and production and distribution sites in Los Angeles, California and Emporia, Kansas.
We also have a team of highly experienced Sales Managers who have the knowledge and resources to tailor programs to support your business. We believe that the diversity of product categories they represent, along with the diversity of retail channels we cover, helps our Sales Managers tailor programs and product offerings that will maximize your sales and return on space.
This position reports to the Director of Sales
To develop, provide, and manage a sales strategy, to achieve stated performance objectives for assigned product lines and accounts with specific focus on the Club, C-Store, Grocery and Drug Channels.
Under direction of the Vice President and Director of Sales take responsibility for all field sales activities for Distributors and Retailers in these channels nationally.
Meet with Buyers directly and regularly to achieve sales revenue and margin goals through organic growth of existing product lines and new product sales
Develop relationships with key Retail Accounts as Costco, and Distributors and Retail Chains in the C-Store, Grocery, and Drug channel with automotive products in our offering.
Perform duties of sales reporting to Director of Sales and VP of Sales for purposes of analyzing and planning to achieve corporate objectives for these channels
Bachelors degree or minimum five years of related selling experience and relationships in Club, C-Store, Grocery, Drug channel - Automotive products
Prefer relevant experience in Automotive Aftermarket accessories.
Specific location not required and work from home office acceptable
Requires significant and extensive travel and interfacing with customers, sales representatives, industry contacts, and other appropriate operating and information sources
For over 60 years Hopkins has developed a reputation for delivering value to consumers through innovation. We began as a single product company, pioneering head-light aiming
technology that transformed work in auto repair shops around the world. In the 1970s, our focus shifted to consumer markets. Our dedication to improving the customer’s experience has allowed us to earn leading positions i...n a number of automotive aftermarket categories.
For us, innovation starts by walking in the consumer’s shoes. Listening. Developing actionable insights. Our development teams are skilled at understanding what makes consumers tick. We leverage these insights with creative solutions to design products that make the experience easier & better for the consumer.