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Gooch& Housego plc, United States
Employer Description

G&H offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for motivated and talented people to join a team of like-minded, highly skilled colleagues who want to grow and succeed with our company.

Hiring talent to complement and grow our current teams’ skills and capabilities is a strategic priority to enable our plans for growth.

Our seven business locations in the United States and four UK-based businesses employ across a broad range of functions including engineering and process, manufacturing, sales ,product management, supply chain and customer services, quality assurance, continuous improvement, compliance and finance.

Job Description

As an Account Manager, you are responsible for increasing sales revenue in the Central United States and Canada at existing and new customer accounts.

You will develop and maintain strong relationships with your customers as well as G&H Product Managers and engineers in order to identify, follow up and execute on new sales opportunities. You will gain a good knowledge of the G&H product range and a good understanding of how your customers use our products.

The successful candidate will report to the Sales Director – North America.

G&H is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The responsibilities of this position will involve having access to items and technical data that may be controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations (“U.S. Export Control Laws”), including but not limited to the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). In order to comply with the U.S. Export Control Laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within G&H that may present access to export-controlled technical data, G&H must assess whether candidates are “U.S. persons” as defined under the EAR (15 C.F.R. Part 772) and the ITAR (22 C.F.R. § 120.15). Certain questions asked during the application process are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only.


  • Grow G&H sales at current and new G&H accounts adn central US region and Canada
  • Oversee the complete sales process from generating leads to “securing the order”.
  • Develop strong relationships with your customers and secure new customers.
  • Follow through on strategic sales goals whilst driving your sales in current fiscal year.
  • Represent G&H at trade shows and industry trade association meetings.
  • Evaluate sales opportunities and provide appropriate quotations.
  • Obtain forecast information from existing customers and use the G&H S&OP forecast tools.
  • Meet or exceed the agreed sales targets.
  • Optimize the sales channel and resources within G&H using distributors and/or representatives where appropriate.
  • Inform G&H Management/Product Manager about new interesting applications, markets or products.
  • Help and advise G&H Customer Services to provide outstanding service to G&H customers.
  • Propose creative marketing actions.
  • Submit visit reports, monthly sales reports and other necessary administration in an accurate & timely manner.
  • Take responsibility for and coordinate own travel, provision of contact information etc.


Job Requirements

Skills & Experience

  • Solid knowledge of advanced positioning techniques to enhance the win rate.
  • Experience required: 5 years in B2B OEM, technical sales environment, ideally within the photonics sector or sales experience within the markets into which G&H supply.
  • Success in growing your sales revenues by winning profitable new business
  • Computer proficient, good written and verbal communication, works independently, experience with data sheets and analytical software.
  • Batchelor’s Degree in a technical discipline. Postgraduate qualifications are a plus.
25 April 2021
25 May 2021
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors