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Manager - Sales Management, East Coast - Sexy Hair

18000072, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati

Henkel Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide and its brand-name product business is continuously expanding. In this fast-moving sector, success depends on constant innovation and high-quality products. Are you ready to work in a challenging, but also glamorous and dynamic environment? If you share a passion for hair and beauty, this is the place to start your career.

Responsible for Sexy Hair sales development in the Eastern half of the US.   This includes all sales through distribution stores, SSCs/DSCs and sub distributors with SalonCentric and BSG (Cosmoprof).

Reports to the Director of Sales, Domestic

Direct Reports: 8-10 Regional Sales Managers

What we offer

Sales Development

  • Responsible for sales growth and development of territory
    • Sales goals: overall and by brand, by key activity and by channel monthly, quarterly and yearly
    • Targeting and opening new salon accounts
    • Monitoring and achievement of aligned upon RSM KPIs for growth of the market including Salons, Stores, SSCs/DSCs, Chains, Beauty Supplies and Sub Distributors
    • Monitoring and development of monthly sellout by customer and channel
    • Monitoring and development of RSM sellout by channel and overall
  • In conjunction with Senior Management from customers and SHC, develop a Sales, Marketing and Education (SME) plan for area of responsibility that aligns with overall company objectives.
    • Integrated Sales, Marketing and Education calendar by sales channel and customer
    • Support and direct team to sell through key initiatives
    • Monthly status report
      • Supported by proper analysis of the Distributor sellout data, the What’s Happening report, The Track and Field report etc.
      • The above reports require updating on a regular basis as per company guidelines
      • Written progress communication with VP of Sales and GM monthly
    • Administering and monitoring the expense budgets in accordance with the SME plan
    • Work in conjunction with team and Key Account Manager (KAM) for activities and opportunities by channel

Coaching and Mentoring 

  • Direct, coach and mentor Regional Sales managers for territory, this includes the following areas.
    • Setting clear objectives weekly, monthly and annually
    • Aligning expectations for planning and sales meetings and communicating to team
    • Conducting regular work-withs while supplying ongoing feedback regarding progress
    • Conduct monthly one on one goal and progress assessment with each direct report
    • Conduct yearly RSM evaluations to include development recommendations.
  • Utilization of the company sales tracking system for sales tracking and goal achievement and to mentor and coach team members

Sales/Planning Meetings – Market Visits

  • Plan and conduct regular sales and education meetings with key customer management.
  • Assist Key Account Managers with sell in meetings for sell through alignment
  • Periodically attend customer sales meetings with and without RSMs
  • Do regular in store visits to ensure the following:
    • Full brand representation
    • Proper in line shelf and end-cap merchandising
    • Auditing of staff knowledge and subsequent needs
    • Development of relationships with key Store leaders including district managers and store managers
    • High level knowledge of top producing stores and key learning’s


  • Oversee Expert Deployment by RSMs for distributor Look & Learns, Demos, In-Salon Classes and SHC Programs
    • Proposing dates, venues and artists
    • Budgeting of events
    • By providing clarity of cost sharing with distributor via budget work sheets and sign-offs.
    • Training on customer specific needs.
    • Providing feedback in conjunction with line management.
    • Ensuring adequate Expert activity is planned 6 weeks in advance and 3 activities per Expert per month
  • In conjunction with RSMs and education team recruit and train stylists for the Sexy Hair Education team
  • In conjunction with KAMs, schedule, plan and execute all major distributor sales meetings and conferences
    • Ensure Experts are scheduled for trainings
    • Create agenda in conjunction with education department
    • Schedule RSM staff participation
    • Work with customers to exceed event expectations
  • Key contact for sales support at shows in territory
    • Oversee and schedule RSMs for sales support at shows
    • Maximize target salon and stylist opportunities at all shows
    • Work with customer to execute all customer touch points at the show


  • Work with multiple customers:  Distributor Buyers, Distributor Managers. Sales and Education staff.
  • Make written recommendations for improvement to company processes, brands and field activities.
  • Integral member of the Sales, Marketing and Education (SME) team.
  • Provide competitive insight at SME monthly meeting.

Who we are looking for

Required Qualifications:

  • An experienced Sales Manager with 5 or more years in the beauty industry.
  • An experienced Sales Manager with a strong track record for accomplishing goals and developing team members
  • A college degree preferred but not required when applicant has strong industry experience.
  • Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit while operating within corporate guidelines.
  • Be a solutions oriented individual to work with multiple customers:  Distributor Buyers, Distributor Managers and Sales Staff
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Must be proficient in word, excel and power point
  • At least 50% travel; subject to change based on seasonal activities such as shows and corporate events.
    • Henkel is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. 

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