Hunter is a company that offers solutions to the problems of irrigation, outdoor, lighting, and custom molding industries. Its products are globally used and can be seen at stadiums, national landmarks, commercial complexes, and buildings. Its headquarters are in San Marcos CA. Its products and services include agricultural irrigation, custom manufacturing, and dispensing technologies. It visons to be always at customer first choice. The work values of hunters are Innovation, Family, and social responsibility. It provides a fun, friendly, and collaborative work environment to its employees. It seeks dedicated and self-driven employees.
We are a global leader in the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing industries. Driving our continued success is the combined energy and talents of the nearly 3,000 people on our team. Together, we create a diverse array of products that can be seen all over the world, from residential landscapes to national landmarks, stadiums, parks, hotels, and municipal buildings. Although we re global, we re family owned, and our casual, fun, and caring company culture is what makes this a special place to work. As we grow, we are dedicated to preserving our unique culture that makes our employees proud to work here. Whether you re pursuing a career at our headquarters in Southern California, or an opportunity at one of our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, or something somewhere in between, we look forward to welcoming you to Hunter Industries and our Family of Companies.About This Role:The Area Manager I conducts activities to develop Hunter's business in an assigned territory, such as training, education and specification to contractors, distributors, designers and government agencies. S/he collects and communicates information pertinent to business progress with the regional team and next level managers.Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with the company s values of Customer Satisfaction, Innovation, Family, and Social Responsibility.Essential Job Functions:1. Plans and acts strategically to maximize Hunter's exposure and sales. Facilitates demand for Hunter products at a variety of levels to assist in achieving distribution goals.2. Manages individual budget to achieve business goals, including managing expenditures, saving money whenever possible and seeking approval for items or events outside of allocated budget.3. Executes customer training programs, trade shows, and promotional events in assigned territory.4. Develops relationships with irrigation consultants, landscape architects, municipalities and local government agencies and visits to explain Hunter products and features for specification on projects.5. Directs field service and support as required. May advise on warranty policies and procedures in line with company policy.6. Assists in collecting data for forecasts and market data reports as required.Other Job Functions:Performs other related tasks as assigned, some of which may become essential to the position.Hunter Industries approach to the health and safety of each employee is based on adherence to our Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Every employee is responsible for their safety and must work safely at all times. Employees are to immediately report all unsafe or hazardous conditions, including injuries and near misses to their Supervisor, Environmental Health& Safety Department, or Workers Compensation Manager. Those employees who do not comply with safe work practices may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.RequirementsEducation/Training Required:Bachelor s degree or equivalent four-year degree in business administration, marketing, or landscape architecture or 10 years equivalent education/experience.Experience Required:Minimum five years of professional business management, installation, or technical support experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):KSA #1: Knowledge of commercial channels, pricing, marketing, and distribution models within the industry. Effective specification and presentation skills, with the ability to explain the features and benefits of Hunter products. Ability to conduct training and educational programs.KSA #2: Technical knowledge of company and competitor products. Ability to perform field service, troubleshoot irrigation systems, and recommend solutions.KSA #3: Knowledge of finance and budgeting processes. Ability to prepare budgets and manage expenses within budget.KSA #4: Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and to provide a high level of customer service and support.KSA #5: Ability to travel extensively, live in a strategic location within the territory, and work flexible hours.KSA #6: Basic computer skills with ability to use Windows programs to perform word processing, spreadsheet, and database management.KSA #7: Valid driver's license and driving record sufficient to meet requirements to be insured by company. Must have or be able to obtain a valid passport.KSA #8: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Italian and English and the ability to interact with members across the organization.KSA #9: Excellent attention to detail, time management and organizational skills.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) Preferred:KSA #10: IA Level II certification with additional Level III certifications.KSA #11: Fluency in other languages commonly spoken within the region. Knowledge of regional business and cultural practices.Physical Demands:Ability to sit to use the computer and to perform paperwork activities. Ability to climb stairs to gain access to upper level work area.Intermittently walking and standing to move about and to perform work within the office, customer locations and field sites. Requires ability to walk on uneven terrain at field sites.Ability to occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds to assist in set-ups and take-downs at trade shows.Ability to work in a variety of positions (bending, kneeling, crouching) to perform set-ups and takedowns at trade shows, product change-outs and irrigation system/product troubleshooting.Manual dexterity and coordination sufficient to set-up and takedown displays at trade shows.Finger dexterity sufficient to use a computer and to complete paperwork activities.Visual acuity sufficient to use a computer and to complete paperwork activities.Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals in person and by telephone.Work Environment:Various locations with varying temperatures, floor surfaces and exposure to seasonal elements.Follow us on LinkedIn, check out our rave reviews on Glassdoor, and learn more about our company culture on our career site: