Position is a passive noun, not an active verb
We all want to position ourselves as the market leader. You can’t position yourself as the leader for a simple reason, ‘no company can position itself as anything.’ You can focus your efforts and your message, which sometimes can influence your position. But position is a place, and someone else puts you there: your prospects.
Your prospect will take what information he/she knows about your company and position you accordingly.
Position is a passive noun: it’s something the market does to you.