Account Manager

Kaman Distribution

Overview

Do you have a strong sales background and proven track record of success? Do you have professional Industrial sales experience? Are you ready to benefit from our uncapped commission opportunities? If so, we want to work with you! You’re ready to join Kaman Industrial Technologies as an Account Manager in Evansville, IN.

In this role, you will serve as an outside sales professional, responsible for growing a targeted territory by bringing in new business and developing business relationships within existing accounts. You will call on engineers, maintenance, purchasing, and other departments to determine customer needs through a consultative approach. You will succeed by providing products and value-added solutions to our customers. This position reports directly to a Branch Manager who supports you in improving profitability of your territory through growth in market share. You will also be supported by a strong team with technical expertise, resources and the connections of our supplier partners.

Kaman Industrial Technologies, a business unit of Kaman Distribution Group, is a leading provider of industrial products and solutions. We are proud to be a one source network for customers in various industries including food and beverage, power generation, and waste management. With over 150 locations across the United States and four million products and services, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that the ability to sustain our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare quotations and proposals, follow up, negotiate terms, and close transactions
  • Organize and conduct training sessions for customers
  • Complete reports regarding itineraries, expenses, sales calls, leads, and other related matters
  • Address customer requests, follow up on outstanding orders, and accommodate urgent calls, night calls, and deliveries as required
  • Establishes themselves as a solution oriented consultant assisting assigned customers with problem resolution, applications, design improvements, and product recommendations.
  • Grows profitable market share by presenting value-added services. Keeps current with information on competitive products, customers’ machinery, processes and business objectives. Updates customers on new products and technologies as appropriate.
  • Promotes and maintains effective working relationships with customers, technical sales resources and suppliers.
  • Communicates information on new products and processes. Proactively engages customer service team in relationships with customers.
  • Works with customers to identify cost saving opportunities and provides documentation of these via the KIT Documented Savings program. Maintains records of Documented Savings for all accounts; proactively seeks these opportunities and meets all obligations.
  • Regularly updates and maintains customer contact information and opportunities in CRM. Keeps local managers informed of customer changes based on account responsibilities.
  • Attends product and ongoing professional training on an on-going basis.
  • Work with management to identify opportunities, develop strategies, execute tactics and follow up on returns.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in a technical field
  • HS Diploma or GED required

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years technical sales, proven outside industrial sales experience with a tangible product OR 2+ yrs customer service / inside sales experience with bearing and power transmission products.
  • Proven experience and success in developing new business, building repeat business, and managing a sales territory.
  • Mechanical aptitude, strong desire to succeed, sense of urgency.
  • Good communication skills (written & verbal)
  • Computer skills and knowledge, including MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
  • Power transmission, hydraulics, and/or bearings product experience preferred

Skills/Abilities Essential to the Position:

  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • Excellent networking, prospecting and closing skills.
  • A consultative sales approach that identifies customer needs, with the ability to engage available resources necessary to secure the business.
  • An active member and participant in business/industry organizations and networking events.
  • Proven track record of high sales performance, including meeting/exceeding sales targets.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
  • Comfortable communicating with every level of an organization from top-level executives to factory floor and field personnel.
  • Capable of lifting up to 25 lbs.

Travel

  • Up to 60% of workweek will be spent visiting current and prospect clients. Very limited overnight travel.
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record (MVR)

Benefits and Company Overview

Our comprehensive compensation package and benefit program includes:

  • Your choice of medical insurance providers and plans, Dental insurance, and Flexible spending accounts
  • Company matching 401(k) with a great vesting schedule
  • Company paid Life (family) & STD insurances, Vacation, Holiday & Sick time
  • 100% tax-free tuition reimbursement

Kaman Distribution Group is comprised of three business units: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design, and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis, and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 220 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent. #KDG #KFP #KIT #KAI

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