The Garmin sales team is fun, energetic and an outgoing group of individuals. We sell incredible products which benefit our customers in their daily activities. We also get to demo new products months before they’re available to the public!
— Doug, national accounts sales manager
Q: What are the requirements for a consumer sales position at Garmin?
A: Garmin requires a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated sales success in a business-to-business environment within the particular business segment. In addition, a bachelor’s degree is required in most business segments.
Q: When is the Chicago retail store open?
A: Normal business hours at the Chicago retail store are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.
Q: Are Garmin’s sales positions commissioned?
A: No, Garmin’s sales representatives are salaried associates.
Q: Are there sales opportunities outside of Olathe, KS?
A: Yes, many of Garmin’s sales professionals work within their assigned territory or in proximity to their accounts throughout the globe.
Q: Does Garmin do international sales? If so, how is that handled?
A: Yes, Garmin is a global company and has sales representatives located in the respective countries.
Q: What are the different sales opportunities within Consumer Sales?
Q: Is travel required in Consumer Sales?
A: Yes, expected travel is 25 percent to 75 percent, depending on the account and/or territory and business demands.
Q: What educational background do you look for in an aviation sales manager?
A: A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement.
Q: Is sales experience required to be an aviation sales manager?
A: Yes, sales experience is required, preferably in a business-to-business sales environment.
Q: Is travel required as an aviation sales manager?
A: Yes, expected travel is 25 percent to 75 percent depending on the specific job responsibilities, accounts and/or territory and business demands.
Q: What if I speak a language in addition to English?
A: Garmin looks to serve the global aviation market and will select the best overall candidates for the current opening.
Q: Is a pilot’s license required to be an aviation sales manager?
A: Yes, an active pilot’s license with an instrument rating is required.
Q: Is there an opportunity to fly as an aviation sales manager?
A: When approved by the vice president of marketing and by the director of flight operations, aviation sales managers can, at times, use Garmin’s fleet of aircraft to visit their accounts.
Q: What other considerations are attractive to Garmin as an aviation sales manager?
A: In addition to the above, good knowledge of aviation, the avionics industry and/or Garmin aviation products is desirable.
Q: Where is the Chicago store located?
A: The Chicago store is located on the “Magnificent Mile” among the biggest brands in retail on Michigan Avenue.
Q: What are the expectations of a retail service associate at the Chicago retail store?
A: It is expected that retail service associates at the Chicago store learn about all Garmin product lines, including automotive, fitness, outdoor, marine and aviation; become an expert in GPS technology; build awareness for the Garmin brand; and create a unique customer experience.
Q: Are there growth opportunities within the Chicago retail store?
A: If a retail service associate at the Chicago store takes ownership in the business starting with sales and product support, there are in-store opportunities to professionally develop in Finance, Operations, Industrial Design and Marketing functions.
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