Now Hiring: Account Manager


Turbosmart is seeking a new Account Manager to join its Head Office team in Sydney.

Turbosmart is an Australian-owned leading manufacturer of high-performance automotive products located in Wetherill Park. We are a rapidly expanding company, we set our targets high and achieve them, year after year. We are looking for a new team member who is willing to play a big part in achieving our company’s sales targets.

You have a proven track record in sales. Ideally, you have worked in a role where you’ve taken control of corporate sales and improved results by forging strong relationships with existing accounts. You are target driven and hungry for sales. You are a good communicator, who is confident in yourself and can negotiate well with customers, adapting yourself according to the customer. You are self-motivated and take charge of your responsibilities. You are now looking for a new challenge and a new environment that encourages your passion for sales.   

The major role responsibilities include:

  • Plan, develop and implement strategies to achieve or exceed budgeted sales, maximize profit and product mix
  • Perform research/needs analysis and identify sales opportunities within your existing customer portfolio and manage them through to a successful sale. The AM is responsible for selling and up-selling new products into the customer’s business
  • Connect weekly and build strong relationships with customers on multiple levels – C-Level, influencer and decision makers    
  • Maintain a regular visitation program with customer base ensuring appropriate levels of focus on the various grades of customers
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecast
  • Sustainable customer retention and active recovery of lapsed customers
  • Represent the brand at trade shows and industry events
  • Achieve your specified sales targets

You will report directly to the Asia Pacific Sales Manager who will train you on our products and mentor you on our company and business operations. You will be rewarded for your hard work, salary includes base pay plus uncapped commission.

The following skills are required:

  • At least 4-5 years’ experience in B2B sales/account management – A proven professional sales track record is essential
  • Interest and/or experience in motorsports and/or the aftermarket automotive industry
  • Outbound telesales experience providing outstanding phone-based customer service
  • Intermediate technical knowledge of turbochargers and/or Turbosmart products
  • Intermediate computer knowledge in Excel and Word

If you are a person who has achieved great results before and is looking for a new challenge, apply now.

Email a cover letter and CV to aajmani@turbosmart.com.au

2017 Turbosmart Flying 500 Final Results!


Flying 500 Entrants

Across the 13-14 of October, the Turbosmart Flying 500 returned to Sydney Motorsport Park for 2017 to kick off the Midday Mayhem series of the World Time Attack Challenge.

Kicking off the morning, all competitors arrived bright and early at the Turbosmart stand to check in for scrutineering and their driver briefing sessions.

Autoworx Honda Civic

Turning heads were the unique builds. Ray Loulach with his R&V Autoworx Turbo EG Civic got a few Honda fans breaking out the cameras, while Dennis O’Malley’s Grim Performance R32 Barra conversion ignited the burning embers of controversy. On that note check out this great little piece from Dino Dalle Carbonare from SpeedHunters: http://www.speedhunters.com/2017/10/the-2jz-is-dead-welcome-to-the-barra-era/

Grim Performance Barra Engine Bay

The crowds continued to build up at the grid to check out these high powered street legal vehicles throughout the morning, but as the day ramped up and the event drew closer the spectators grew as the Flying 500 opponents warmed their engines to take to the tarmac.

Grim Performance Flying 500 2017

Day 1

On day 1 the Turbosmart Flying 500 kicked off Midday Mayhem at the Yokohama World Time Attack, with speeds over the run climbing north of 250kph.

Cars took a flying start from Amaando Corner at the bottom end of the front straight, racing their way towards Honeywell Garrett Corner, which traditionally ends a lap of Sydney Motorsport Park.

Shane Van Gisbergen HSV W1

The day started with a bang as a surprise guest appearance from Shane van Gisbergen gave a nod to the end of an era as he competed in the World’s Best Technology HSV W1; the last of its HSV kind to be produced in Australia. Proving that he is Mister Consistent he rode that car to its absolute limits giving a 187 kph pass, followed by two passes of 188 kph.

Hoontune FG

Anthony Hanania climbed towards 229 kph across the tarmac in his Ford F6 FG Falcon, while Andrew Hawkins, who is usually seen behind a camera for MotiveDVD, found himself hanging out behind the wheel of his Jet Multimedia R32-GTR. The two battled it out, with Hawkins creeping in just behind Hanania’s speed at 227 kph.

Motive DVD R32 GTR

Micks Motorsport EVO9

Mark Hopkins stretched to 250 kph in his Micks Motorsports Evo 9 amid ferocious competition and set the pace to be challenged. With one run remaining, Day 1 victory was snatched in the last second and went to Adam Neish as he delivered the goods and provided the best time of the three-run day as he drove the Just Engine Management Nissan R34 GTR up to 259 kph.

Day 2

The Turbosmart Flying 500 returned to Day 2 with a packed crowd taking to the roof and balconies of the main pit building. With the spectators primed and ready to go, the competitors started their rollout to the straight for the final day shootout.

Starting the warm-ups early, Guy Barbour’s MazSport built RX7 drew in passer-bys, as the circulating scream of the quadrotor placed all who could hear it under a spellbound trance. As the cars started to roll off the grid, the crowds flocked to hear the sweet hum of the engines, while the marshalls struggled to clear the mass of people that had gathered.

With the path cleared and the cars now on the grid, the drivers were ready to prove their worth.

The rotor was first out to lead the pack, however Barbour only got in two runs before an issue with the oil pump belt, forced him out of contention early. Paul Toroney had been in contention with a pass of 255 kph, but the Nissan Silvia S13 didn’t have the legs to match up to the top three.

With McGranahan, Neish and Hopkins all taking shots for the top spot, Neish and Hopkins exchanged close speeds across their three runs and continued to push the boundaries with the two eventually setting a 261 kph and 265 kph respectively. This placed the JEM GTR coming in third and the Micks Motorsports Evo 9 coming in second.

However, there could only be one final man standing. With a pass of almost 270 kph, Aaron McGranahan took out the top spot setting a blistering 269 kph that placed so much downforce on his front bar; that the bumper collapsed under the pressure, pushing the undertray out from underneath the vehicle.




 

All in all the event went off fantastically well and the competitors were (mostly) happy with their results. For a full rundown on the final times, please see below.

Pos Workshop Driver Vehicle Top Speed
1 Precision Automotive Racing Aaron McGranahan Nissan R35 GTR 269kph
2 Micks Motorsports Mark Hopkins Mitsubishi Evo9 265kph
3 Just Engine Management Adam Neish Nissan R34 GTR 261kph
4 Advance Motor Mechanics PJ Torony S13 Silvia AWD SR22VE 255kph
5 Hoontune Anthony Hanania Ford FG Falcon 243kph
6 Jet Multimedia Andrew Hawkins Nissan R32 GTR 235kph
7 Grimm Performance Dennis O’Malley Nissan Barra R32 GTST 221kph
8 R+V Autoworx Ray Loulach Honda Civic B18 1000HP 209kph
9 World’s Best Technology Motorsports Shane Van Gisbergen HSV W1 194kph
10 Mazsport Guy Barbour Mazda FD RX7 Quad Rotor 192kph