Technical Sales Representative (Entry Level)
Location/City : IL - Itasca
Area Code : 201
Job Type : 1: Full Time
Id : 23416
23416 Technical Sales Representative (Entry Level)
Nationwide (entire United States)
Our client is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of factory automation equipment ranging from automation sensors, measuring instruments, computer vision systems, laser markers and digital microscopes. Their innovative products meet customer requirements in every manufacturing and research industry.
Today, our client has expanded into an efficient global network of 45 countries, with annual sales exceeding $4.9 billion dollars. They ve ranked within top 100 on Forbes list of the World s Most Innovative Companies for 8 consecutive years and has been named one of "Top 25 Super accelerators"out of the Global Fortune 500 companies.
Our client s Technical Sales Development Program is the premier opportunity for you to learn consultative, solution-based sales. Sales professionals work in a highly professional and fast-paced office an average of two days a week, while three days a week they visit manufacturers in a sales territory so that they can consult face-to-face on solving customers critical quality control, reliability, and research or design applications.
The Technical Sales Development Program is your opportunity to gain the training necessary to become a successful entry-level, direct sales professional. Sales Associates enter a program consisting of classroom training, on-the-job learning, and mentorship. The training program begins with a period of classroom training which typically lasts 1 to 3 months dependent on product line. While our client s products are highly technical, you will receive the training to become an expert, solving applications, following a pro-active sales process, and conducting successful sales consultations. After successful completion of the Sales Associate classroom training, you will be promoted to Sales Engineer, initiating the on-the-job training phase of the development program. Included in your on-the-job training is a formal mentorship program, typically lasting from 4 to 6 months, which utilizes coaching to reinforce product and application training and develop your sales skills while you become responsible for customers in your own sales territory.
Responsibilities and Duties
Attend product and application training at our client s Career Development Institute in Chicago, IL.
Develop a thorough understanding of products and applications through classes, seminars, and on-the-job training.
Work with experienced salespeople to develop sales skills through real life examples and role-plays.
Provide technical consultation and service to customers to help solve their applications.
Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in adapting to expectations and the challenges customers present you.
Travel to customer locations three days a week and work successfully in a wide variety of manufacturing environments.
Requirements and Qualifications
0-3 yrs work experience.
Four-year college degree.
Interest and aptitude to master highly technical products.
Interest in working in manufacturing environments.
Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to listen and pro-actively react to customer questions and requests.
Goal-oriented and extremely hard working with a desire to make a measurable contribution.
Desire to better yourself through our intensive training, mentorship, engaged management, and pro-active, process-oriented sales approach.
Understand and abide by all company policies and procedures: including professional dress code, punctuality, attendance, and sales process policies.
Willingness to travel 60% of the time, including the possibility of overnight travel.
Ability to lift and carry 35~ 85 lbs. of demonstration equipment in and out of vehicles onto a dolly.
Position requires the use of a personal vehicle. Larger vehicle may be required dependent on product line equipment size. Must have a valid driver s license at all times.
Our client will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
You are passionate about beginning a career in technical sales.
You are interested in visiting manufacturing environments.
You are interested in technology and have a strong technical aptitude.
You have a strong work ethic and want to work hard.
You are interested in working at a professional and disciplined company.
You want to the opportunity to advance within one company.
Do not apply if:
You are not interested in a career in sales.
You are neither goal-oriented nor pro-active.
You are not looking for an entry-level position.
You are not a morning person.
You do not like speaking to people either on the phone or in person.
You have a negative attitude or do not go the extra mile.