Area Sales Manager
(Manufacturing / Machining Industry)
Grand Rapids, MI
(Direct-Hire, Full Time)
We are seeking an Area Sales Manager for a direct-hire job opportunity with a leading client in the manufacturing/machining industry in the Grand Rapids, MI area. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Building and fostering customer relationships.
Promoting the sale of Company products, and providing technical sales support.
Conferring with Applications Engineers to assess equipment needs.
Developing, presenting, or responding to proposals for specific customer requirements.
Recommending improved materials or machinery to customers.
Proactively visit customer facilities for review of outstanding engineering and service related problems, including strategic review of sales opportunities for up to, but not limited to, a minimum of 25 visits per week
Proactively visit customer facilities in order to resolve difficult engineering issues.
Report requirements: Territory Planning and MIS reports are to be submitted weekly. Expense reports are to be submitted timely, per expense policy requirements.
Semiannual visits to OEM factories in Japan, Germany, Italy, and China.
Develop strategic and tactical plans in order to accomplish yearly sales goals.
Partner with engineering staff for demonstrations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree from an accredited university.
2-5 years in B2B sales/Business Development.
Recent experience in machine tool environments preferred.
General office environment will be experienced. There will be periodic exposure to manufacturing environments which may present possible hazards such as noise, electricity, chemicals, heavy equipment, and other automated and manual machinery.
Frequent: Traveling, operating a vehicle, sitting at desk, utilizing computers and phones, standing and walking.
Periodic: Repetitive foot, leg, hand, arm, shoulder, and torso movements.
Occasional: Bending, squatting, stooping, and reaching. Pushing, pulling, and lifting objects.
Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)