LCM Sales Leader
Synaptics is seeking a VP of LCM Sales. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Sales & BD Leader who has demonstrated the ability to lead sustainable, profitable volume growth in the LCM marketspace specifically in China and Taiwan. This position requires a strong team player with the ability to build/maintain strong customer relationships for Touch and Display products, drive a sales process and attract, nurture and maintain high performing sales professionals.
- Acts as a key business interface between regional customer, product marketing and engineering teams to serve as marketing subject matter expert for our products
- Understands LCM Technology roadmap, stack-up, product strategy and trends early in the cycle
- Maintains working relationships with LCM Management (VP and above) and understandings of key decision makers for developing strategy
- Analyzes competitor products and be able to articulate the advantages of the Synaptics solutions
- Participates in Regional OEM and LCM customer technical meetings and represent Marketing Design funnel, design win and OEM product launch joint tracking with sales
- Defines and implements annual sales strategy that is aligned with corporate goals and target market/account objectives
- Sets strategy for customer base and develop detailed account penetration and selling strategies
- Provides best-in-class Sales and FAE coverage to our customer base and in support of non-local OEM customer engagements
- Builds and manage professional, high quality and effective key customer relationships. Actively develops new business opportunities
- Sets strategy for local Sales and FAE team and align organization structure and key roles; attract, lead, develop and manage a local top talent Sales & FAE team for business success
- Orchestrates and coordinates the efforts with diverse functional teams, headquarters, and an engineering team in resolving technical and/or related issues
- Participates in Quarterly/regular meetings with upper management for business and country updates
- Acts as a sounding board to communicate and reflect local market intelligence and business status to Headquarter and Business Unit leaders.
- Coordinates and works across regions to build successful strategies for key OEM’s and maximize business outcomes for Synaptics.
- Possess a 10 -15 years’ industry experience with a minimum of 8 – 10 years’ experience in sales and marketing roles Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Possess a demonstrated track record of establishing strong working relationships with LCM/Display Manufacturers in China and Taiwan
- Understands both hardware components and software that is integrated into mobile phones
- Customer focused, self-motivated with a strong desire to win
- Able to effectively manage and develop a high performing sales team.
- Excellent communication, documentation and presentation skills, in both English and Mandarin
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to see the big picture; attitude of complete ownership
- Detail oriented and very organized
- Experience working for a foreign company is a plus
- A demonstrated ability to multitask, probe, analyze and problem-solve issues with minimal guidance.
- Able to travel within China/Taiwan and Internationally, as needed
- Leadership and influencing skills
- Strategic agility
- Self-directed and self-motivated
- Strong program/project management skills
- Strong business acumen
- Customer focus
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Ability to operate in a team environment
- Analytical, critical, and conceptual thinking skills
- Synaptics is an equal opportunity employer
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