Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Venue: Tokyo American Club, Brooklyn Suite
Speaker: Harry Kobrak, Representative Operating Director for Sales, Caterpillar Japan
Hosting Committees: Sales Development Committee, Independent Business Committee
Member Fee: 4,100
Guest Fee: 7,500
Meal: Plated Lunch Course
Sign-up: ACCJ Member Data Center
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 12:00
Is Profitable Growth important to your organization? Is your sales team chasing market share or top line revenue growth? This is the mindset of a traditional Japanese sales organization. Unfortunately, it might not be the best approach for your bottom line.
When Caterpillar bought out its Japanese joint venture after 50 years of operation, the sales organization was suddenly confronted with a different ‘definition of winning’ and much higher profitability targets. Join Harry Kobrak, Caterpillar Japan’s Representative Operating Director for Sales, for a discussion of how the company successfully changed the mindset of the sales organization to focus on profitable growth – and in the process succeeded in exceeding corporate profitability targets while growing retail market share.
Caterpillar Japan’s annual revenue of more than a billion dollars is generated by selling a diverse product portfolio via 4 dealers with over 150 locations across the country. Harry will share examples of how sales training, product optimization, promotional strategies and pricing changes were deployed to grow both customer value and margins.
For more information about the speaker, please click here.
Carlo La Porta, Thomas Shockley, Eric Wedemeyer, Co-Chairs
Reiko Osa, Kjell Yadon, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Sales Development Committee
Steven Bleistein, Thomas Shockley, Co-Chairs
Annie Chang, Mary Nishikawa, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
NOTE 1: This presentation is OFF THE RECORD.
NOTE 2: If you cancel after the stated deadline, the full meeting fee will be charged to your account. Sorry, no substitutions or walk-ins.
NOTE 3: If you are driving to Tokyo American Club, please inform the ACCJ in advance as arrangements must be made and a 1,700 yen parking fee will apply.