Strategic Market Segment Manager - NSK Corporation
NSK is a global manufacturer of ball and roller bearings, linear motion technology, automotive components and steering systems with both domestic and overseas manufacturing capabilities. NSK also offers a full range of services including reconditioning, ball screw repair, product integration, application engineering and predictive & preventative maintenance and reliability services. NSK's products and solutions are everywhere where things are in motion - even under the toughest conditions. NSK's high-precision rolling bearings are used in wind turbines and machine tools, linear components are found in production lines, while automotive components are installed in the vehicles of almost every well-known automaker.
The Strategic Market Segment Manager Role
The Segment Marketing Team identifies and leads transformational programs based on deep knowledge of customer needs to drive growth in existing markets, and/ or pave the way for entry into new industries, channels, or geographies within the Americas.
Develop deep customer and market knowledge through market, competitor, and VOC research to inform and enhance the segment's commercial and inventory strategy.
Increase customer acquisition or loyalty by implementing activities that drive conversion: product, price, promotion, and channel development, with emphasis on digitalization (e.g., Condition Monitoring System solutions, Digital Marketing, Ecommerce).
Identify and implement marketing, inventory, and training programs to increase NSK's market share and segment leadership.
Work closely with Sales, BU Marketing Specialists and BU Leaders to execute segment playbook to identify key accounts, accelerate wins, and maximize NSK sales and profitability.
Develop proposals to drive organic and inorganic growth to strengthen segment strategy, including product localization, new channels, and M&A.
Coordinate the formulation and ensure viability of the business plan for the segment, for all channels and business units.
Communicate strategy, industry trends, wins/ best practices, and countermeasures across all functional groups, including Sales, Engineering, BCD, Inside Sales, Marketing, TNSK and key manufacturing plants.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 6-10 years of position-related experience
Proven success in leading programs with a cross-functional team to win new accounts, increase sales and profitability
Ability to work in ambiguous environments and pivot as needed
Strategic thinker, with data-driven decision-making process
Analytical - ability to extract insights/ trends from metrics and recommend action
Continuous learner - open to feedback and growth, trains others for success
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Industry expertise is expected in the segment below:
Heavy Industry - Metals
Generous vacation and holidays
Medical, dental, vision insurance
Short-term and long-term disability
Flexible Spending Account
Competitive Salary with Benefits
VEVRAA Federal ContractorQualifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
NSK is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.