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Business Area Chemistry
Sales Manager, West Coast, Tego
Reference Number NAFTA - 11145
Start Date Immediate
Field Coatings & Additives NAFTA
Location USA-Hopewell, VA
Employment Type Full-time Employment
Closing date for applications 10/1/13

West Coast Sales Manager

Greater Los Angeles, CA area or other West Coast location



Company Information:

Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation is part of Evonik Industries, an international industrial group with a workforce of over 43,000 and activities in more than 100 countries all over the world. Evonik demonstrates its strong commitment to hiring and retaining diverse, well qualified employees by offering a comprehensive yet competitive flexible benefits program, including pension, health care, 401(k) and flexible spending programs.


Job Summary

Meet defined sales goals through maintenance of existing customer base and identify new business opportunities. Plan, develop, coordinate and implement sales and marketing activites relative to key accounts. Manage and support sales efforts of regional agents and distributors. Identify and development new business opportunities and markets and report findings back to B/L management. Identify and coordinate technical service projects with customers and prepare requisite reports.


Principal Accountabilities Required by Job

Management and support of key and direct accounts.

Management and support of regional distribution sales

Analysis and maintenance of local sales activity, inventory requirements and technical service requirements

Development of market intelligence and recommendations for new market entrance.  Planning and development local market needs, including recommendations for lab projects.

Develop pre-call plans, expense budgets, and writing reports

Participate in regional and national industry events


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or related technical field.

3 years selling experience in a technical or manufacturing environment.

Strong Interpersonal skills, Strong written and presentation skills, negotiation skills.  Ability to work across different cultures

Computer literacy in Notus Notes, Word, Powerpoint and Excel



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It is the policy of Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation to recruit, hire, assign, train, transfer, promote, lay off and compensate employees at all levels and in all areas on the basis of merit and ability and without discrimination because of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or because he/she is disabled veteran or a Vietnam era veteran or any other legally protected status.


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