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Sales Account Manager II - Water Focus

Company: Univar Solutions
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Job Description:

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 
 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 

 

 

What You’ll Do

The Sales Account Manager builds profitable sales in an assigned territory through additional sales with current customers and demonstrates commitment to prospecting and new business development. Responsible for both, Individual and Team Sales for existing and new business within assigned territory.

Employs a consultative sales approach that focuses on building a long term, value-based relationship with accounts, penetrating them for further business and maximizing the margin they create while reducing the time and costs in managing them.

Where a team selling model has been deployed and there are multiple Sales Account Managers assigned to an account, we will modify the focus and execution of each seller’s role as follows:

  • New Business Development - Field based/In Person.
  • Maintain and grow existing customer base - Office based – phone, email. In person, as needed.
  • Assigned Product portfolio /SPOT management - Office based – phone, email. In person, as needed.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enhance Univar Solutions’ position within each account using consultative and in-depth selling at all levels within the account.
  • Prospect for new business; conduct sales calls and actively grow the size of your territory.
  • Maintain a clear updated view of your sales pipeline.
  • Grow size of territory for municipal and industrial water treatment business. Implements Univar’s Water Treatment marketing plans and strategy.
  • Focus on customer retention and improving overall customer satisfaction.
  • Provide customer technical support and consultant services to increase our overall value to the customer. Uncover needs/opportunities and matches them with Water Treatment products.
  • Communicate clearly as needed to insure local Univar Solutions employees and customer contacts are aware of account activity and any actions required to successfully service the customer.
  • Serves as initial contact for international chemical distribution opportunities.
  • Build effective customer relationships through business calls and effective customer entertainment.
  • Commitment to safety, both personal and of your colleagues.

 

What You’ll Need

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Sales Position with a proven track record of success in Water Treatment Chemicals
  • Bachelor’s degree (Technical Science, Chemistry preferred).
  • In depth knowledge of water treatment industry, processes, and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate an extensive network of contacts.
  • Demonstrated experience as both an effective leader and team player.
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to develop strong, successful business relationships with customers as well as internal teammates.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint as well as CRM platforms such as Salesforce.com.
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively in order to achieve goals.
  • Strong business acumen, including an understand of the business relationship between manufacturers, distributors and end-users of chemical products and services.
  • Well-honed listening skills and a problem-solving attitude to uncover needs and motivations to overcome objections in order to close a sale.
  • Effective negotiation skills that allow Univar to realize appropriate value for products and services.

 

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

 

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.

Keywords: Univar Solutions, High Point , Sales Account Manager II - Water Focus, Other , Jamestown, North Carolina

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