Sensata Technologies, Inc. Channel & Partner Manager, North America (Smart & Connected) in Attleboro, Massachusetts

Channel and Partner Manager, North America (Smart & Connected)

Sensata Technologies is looking for Channel and Partner Manager to lead the successful execution of growth in our Smart & Connected growth initiative. Commercial Fleets are looking to gain additional insight that can assist them reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve uptime and/or enhance safety. As a Channel and Partner Manager you will be responsible for developing and executing strategy for growth and development opportunities with our channel and partners.

This is a unique opportunity to play a highly visible role and develop and execute on a key global growth initiative. The Channel and Partner Manager will work closely with sales, marketing, product management and engineering teams along with all levels of customers and partners.

This role reports to the Senior manager, Market Development (Smart & Connected) and the selected candidate will join a highly motivated team within a new venture organization at Sensata charged with incubating new business opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Channel and Partner Strategy

  • Develop and maintain a business plan strategy for channel and partners that allows us to prioritize channel and partner options while maximizing time to market, value creation, growth and use of resources.

  • Evaluation and selection of third party suppliers and manufactures of sensors that can be add value to the ecosystem by way of partnerships, alliances and/or acquisition

  • Conduct a needs assessment and discover the voice of customer for channel and partners to understand critical-to-quality requirements for wireless sensors

  • Seek continuous customer input throughout the development and validation process to confirm product acceptance following tests and demos

  • Channel and Partner Management

  • Execution of strategy to develop and grow key partnerships within our OEM and aftermarket channels. (manufactures, up fitters, telematic providers, etc.)

  • Lead concept tests and customer demos to verify product definition (benefits and features), value proposition and purchasing criteria / intent

  • Support product development by working closely with engineering and product management to translate customer needs to product requirements

  • Develop and manage pricing strategy for products across channels and partners.

  • Develop materials for training, selling and marketing materials that can support channels, partners and internal team members.

  • Engage in consultative sales support with channel partners, devoting time in the field; work closely with the sales organization to develop and implement OEM and ecosystem partner engagement plans, including customer and partner proposals, quotes, negotiation, etc.

  • Channel and Partner Governance

  • Participate in market development activities in accordance with formal stage-gate commercialization process from business case and development phases to testing and launch

  • Participate and host regular internal cross-functional reviews to monitor progress and report out to management and other internal and external stakeholders on partner and channel progress.

  • Produce and maintain up-to-date and relevant dashboards and communication to show progress of activities relative to channel, partners and execution of strategy.

  • Other activities as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • B.S. degree in engineering, business management or related field. Technical degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience in business creation or product/service/solution innovation. Ideal candidate will have experience with commercial fleets, telematics and/or commercial vehicle aftermarkets solutions.

  • In-depth knowledge of commercial vehicle ecosystem combined with knowledge of IOT devices.

  • Strong understanding of fleet telematic systems and value proposition.

  • Experience with product development or new technology introduction

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to work in a cross-functional environment and deliver results despite the ambiguity and complexity typically associated with emerging markets

  • Demonstrated public speaking skills with the ability to exhibit executive presence and establish credibility with an audience

  • Structured thinking with analytical skills

  • Desire to make a significant impact in a high growth environment

  • Energetic, collaborative, self-motivated and autonomous

  • Willingness to travel as required in Europe

  • Strong computer skills

Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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