Careers at C&K

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C&K strives for performance excellence at both the individual and company level. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, this is a great place to build your career. Experienced professionals here at C&K have a proven track record that demonstrates their skills in getting the job done and achieving total customer satisfaction. C&K employs thousands of people around the globe with operations located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. If you are ready to advance your career to the next level or simply looking for new challenges, C&K can help you find the opportunity that best fits your unique talents.

C&K is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of the efforts we take to make diversity an integral part of the way we do business.

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If you are interested in joining the C&K team, we would like to hear from you!

Current Openings:



POSITION OVERVIEW:

As a member of the C&K sales organization, the Customer Care Representative will assist the Inside Sales Department and perform various order entry and administrative functions. This position reports to the Global Customer Care Manager.


TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Manage all OEM customer purchase orders and change orders daily.
  • Expedite any delivery improvement requests from distributors and OEMs with factory.
  • Go onto customer’s portals to download and update orders, upload ASN’s and view demand.
  • Accurate and efficient order entry of purchase order, product and pricing information using ERP
  • Provide order status information to sales team upon request.
  • Address order entry, factory, or warehouse errors in a timely fashion.
  • Work with credit and logistics departments to resolve outstanding issues.
  • Manage changes and new entries to customer master in browser.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Manage VMI inventory, enter orders, and prepare export documents.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years customer support experience
  • Adept at using computer software and following business procedures
  • High school degree


SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Effective listening skills
  • Self-Motivation and self-accountability
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem solving skills
  • Action oriented
  • Business writing skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Positive general outlook
  • Curiosity
  • Effective time management and prioritization

 

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POSITION OVERVIEW:

C&K is a global leader in manufacturing of connectors and harness solutions that meets NASA, MIL and ESA standards for the Space and Avionic industries.  In a global environment, the Business Development Manager will work with our American, European and Asian teams to drive new business opportunities. Exceptional communication and presentation skills along with the ability to express technical and nontechnical concepts clearly and concisely is key to this position.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build the Eco system to develop the business, in accordance with the corporate strategy:
    • Defines a Go to Market strategy to reach the growth plan (REPs, distribution, OEM, Tiers 1-2-3, Standard bodies, Government Org …)
    • Identifies necessary product / solutions / services development
    • Proposes potential M&A targets
  • Manage the Aerospace segments (Space, Avionic, Military) growth development:
    • Identify key players and programs
    • Design in / specify C&K solutions
    • Is responsible for driving sales funnel growth and design wins with existing and new customers.
  • Maximize Bookings, Revenues and Margin for assigned product and customer portfolio
  • Execute sales strategies for customer and sales funnel / win growth / sales Revenue
  • Visit Government and standard bodies to fully understand and recommend necessary C&K approvals
  • Direct interface with customers, sales representatives and distributors
  • Drive new business identification and closing of opportunities in SFDC CRM system
  • Build an annual development plan and execute
  • Research trends and create new opportunities based on trends for defined markets
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of products and services and VOC activity for assigned product and markets

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business or Engineering
  • At least 5-8 years of experience in the Space/Aerospace environment in Americas
  • Experience with connectors and harnesses
  • Experience working within a global product portfolio and organization
  • Up to 70% travel required

 

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Customer Focus with a strong sales profile
  • Proven track record of success for developing new markets and product in the electronic component industry
  • Result driven, accountability for actions
  • Team Player who is flexible and willing to take on challenges
  • Strong Communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to meet goals and set priorities
  • Drive to succeed and take initiative

 

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Position Location:  EMEA

 

Scope:

The Director of Distribution Sales will be responsible for driving sales growth throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The Director will provide overall strategic direction and management leadership to the sales, marketing and customer service teams in the region. They will report directly to the VP, Head of Sales of C&K EMEA.

The Director will have indirect reports in most of the European countries they are responsible for, which represents today around 14 employees. (Regional Sales manager).

The customer base will be made of our franchised Distribution Network (e.g. ARROW, TTI, AVNET, Rutronik etc. etc.).

They will need to master sales figures at all time, with the ability to understand their entire region from a top-level down to the details of each account. Due to the complexity of the business and the sales information automation, good Excel-, SalesForce- and general IT skills are very important.

Key objectives include the following:

  • Drive growth and increase penetration in key Distribution Partners
  • Drive growth and increase penetration in Regional Distribution Partners
  • New sales leveraging existing and new products introduction.
  • Implement effective strategies and training programs to improve efficiency of the sales team, including the use of customer service group into a more proactive sales support team. 
  • Improve and implement effective compensation plans for sales channels
  • Develop and implement creative and efficient strategies and processes to convert “funnel of opportunities” into sales and new business opportunities
  • Efficiently drive sales price management with the aim of protecting and growing margin
  • Drive best practices and world class processes in sales and product management to increase market share, grow revenues and improve profitability in all product groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish short range and long-range goals and objectives that reflect sales growth and customer base expansion.
  • Develop a well-designed sales program aimed at improving penetration levels at all Distribution accounts, including assistance in “designing in” products.
  • Develop in-depth customer profiles and strategies for growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Understand and map-out distribution network linked to major OEMs
  • Maintain timely and effective communication with customers at all management levels to ensure maximum product penetration, especially on new product developments.
  • Drive new business opportunities through the sales channels.
  • Promote a global product portfolio and provide strategic direction and leadership to team of product managers and product specialists around the world
  • Work closely with all internal cross functional groups: sales, engineering, operations, marcom, as well as customers, to drive new product development programs, develop new customers and grow the business at existing customers.
  • Keep corporate and divisional management informed of competitive development and new product opportunities and contributes to the monthly Operations Reviews with Corporate.
  • Recommends changes to field sales organization, i.e., direct personnel, sales representatives based on performance, customers base expansion and other critical success factors.
  • Administers European sales expense budget.
  • Frequent contact with all levels in the sales and marketing departments of parent company and sister divisions is a must.
  • Ongoing interaction and direct interface with customers, sales representatives and distributors is required.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree level or equivalent.
  • At least ten years of experience in sales or marketing.
  • Experience working with electronic- or electromechanical components or subassemblies is required (e.g., connectors, power supplies, cable assemblies, switches, electronic components, semi-conductor, sensors etc).
  • Thorough knowledge of Distribution markets in the electronic field is required. Experience in one or several of the following markets will be a plus: Medical, Automotive, Computer, Industrial or Military Markets a plus.
  • Must be knowledgeable in all sales channels: Rep and Distribution. Experience managing distribution channels is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills required for interaction internally and externally. Must speak English fluently. A second language is a plus.
  • Must be literate with computer use, with good skills in software such as Excel, Power-point and sales information IT systems (Mapics, SAP or SalesForce).

Performance Characteristics/Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership skills with the proven ability to drive change, including strategic and analytical skills;
  • High-energy individual who brings passion to the sales, marketing and customer support functions and communicates with enthusiasm and confidence to others;
  • Team player and team builder;
  • An achiever with a heightened sense of urgency to get things done;
  • Skilled negotiator;
  • Ability and willingness to travel (>50%), both domestic and international.
  • Home office possible

Compensation Package (Salary & Benefits):

  • Permanent Contract
  • Depends on background
  • Bonus - Car allowance - Laptop, Mobile

 

Contact:

Véronique BEARD

00 33 625500929

veronique.beard@ckswitches.com

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Position Location:  Germany and Netherland

 

Scope:

C&K Components (400 employees in Dole) is a global manufacturer of switches solutions with an annual turnover of $ 150 million is looking for Sales Manager Industrial Medical & Automotive

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to develop activities in Industrial, Medical and Automotive Market for German and Netherland Region
  • Manage Customers Account (OEM, Tiers 1, EMS,…) allocated in your Region, with RFQ management, Support during development phase, Annual price negotiation, Contract,…
  • Deploy prospection activity to identify new customers, projects based on action plan and link to the EMEA Sales Strategy.
  • Manage and develop all the sales channel in your territories.
  • Execute sales strategies for customer and sales funnel / win growth
  • Drive new business
  • Build a yearly development plan and execute
  • Work closely with segmentation Managers at Corporate level / segment focus strategies
  • Work closely with Technical Solutions Managers at Corporate level / right products & prices to customers
  • Ongoing interaction and direct interface with customers, sales representatives and distributors
  • Report activities and results to the Sales Director
  • Attend regional sales meeting

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree preferably in Business or Engineering
  • at least 5 years of experience in Sales
  • German Industrial and/or Automotive market
  • Experience with electronic, electomechanical components
  • Design in activities
  • Knowledge of OEM markets in the electronic field
  • Experience with a global product portfolio essential
  • Excellent communication & English fluent

Performance Characteristics/Qualifications:

  • professional execution
  • high service oriented
  • Energetic
  • Customer Focus and Hunter profile
  • Orientated Innovation
  • Results driven
  • Team Player
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Execution skills
  • Accountability
  • Integrity

Compensation Package (Salary & Benefits):

  • Permanent Contract
  • Depends on background
  • Bonus - Car allowance - Laptop, Mobile

 

Contact:

Véronique BEARD

00 33 625500929

veronique.beard@ckswitches.com

Apply Now!