At Chesterton, we have a laser focus on our customers. This job impacts the customer by providing them with expert product, application and competitive knowledge to assist them in meeting their reliability improvement goals with our industrial coatings and industrial lubricant product lines
Supports the implementation and execution of IL/ARC strategy and marketing/sales plans to achieve sales growth and margin objectives.
Assists field visits to determine customer dynamics, drivers, current and future customer needs, opportunities, and to recognize specific geographical considerations for both products and programs.
Assists with competitor, product and market-specific competitive intelligence gathering and evaluation activity.
Supports future product and program development activities by evaluating customer needs and assembling business plans.
Execute marketing initiatives in conjunction with sales management.
Assist program implementation with matrix support groups including sales management, technical and marketing support, and divisional disciplines to achieve growth objectives.
Proactively identifies and overcomes business issues by working collaboratively with key operational and sales functions.
Manages day-to-day industry or assigned product initiative activities.
Determines and supports specific customer relations programs including industry conventions, annual meetings, and trade associations.
Conducts Field Training
Assist with the delivering training programs for assigned product line (s) in accordance with ISD and ALP best practices
Assist with the delivery of industry specific training programs
Delivers online, web casts, e-newsletters, web conferencing training in collaboration with marketing department.
Sales experience and knowledge of sales strategies
- Knowledge of industrial marketing.
- Excellent communications, interpersonal and presentational skills.
- Ability to implement competitive intelligence methodologies to anticipate and understand market needs and act within the organization to respond.
- Ability to teach, lead and mentor associates and reports what they must know in order to fully accomplish objectives and desired results.
- Strong overall business acumen.
- Work collaboratively with cross-functional team to achieve product line objectives.
Education and/or Experience:
3+ years industry experience related to IL/ARC
Exposure to industrial marketing, industrial sales, strategic planning, retail sales force and distributor channel, coupled with a proven, professional approach.
Technical knowledge of Chesterton products or similar products preferred.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision. Moderate noise (i.e.: computer printers, traffic) exists daily in the work environment. May be subjected to high heat or noise levels when visiting customer sites. Must have the ability to drive an automobile and travel by airline. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.
Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D