Territory Sales Manager - Automotive Chemical Sales and Service

US-PA-Lancaster
1 week ago
Job ID
2017-1254
# of Openings
1
Category
Sales

Overview

PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a Territory Sales Manager to concentrate on Automotive Chemical Sales and Service in Northeast and Central PA, Maryland, Washington DC and surrounding markets.  Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor. Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.

 

In this role, you will manage existing automotive service accounts including car dealers, quick lubes, tire dealers and automotive service garages, supporting and promoting the sales of automotive service chemicals and fluid exchange equipment. You will partner with established sales professionals to gain new customers; train Service Technicians, Service Writers, and Service Managers on the value of automotive chemical services and fluid exchanges; maintain fluid exchange equipment with basic maintenance and diagnostics; demonstrate use of fluid exchange machines for customers; develop and implement programs to help customers sell service chemicals, manage sales incentives for customers; provide daily reports to management on activities and customer information.

 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated; have a proven sales record, industry and/or automotive experience.   Mechanical and technical aptitude is essential as you will be responsible for diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing equipment. To be successful you will need:

  • Basic automotive service industry knowledge and mechanical abilityComputer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to work from home and/or report to an office as needed
  • Ability to partner with Sales Professionals and Manufacturers Reps
  • Ability to communicate effectively with automotive service professionals
  • Ability to manage time traveling with some overnight stay required
  • A valid driver’s license

  

A company cell phone, laptop and car allowance will be provided. We provide the resources, you provide the drive and dedication!!!

 

We offer a competitive starting salary of base plus commission; a comprehensive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision, 401K plan; paid time off, company paid long term disability and company paid life insurance. EOE

 

Click the apply butten to apply or visit www.petrochoice.com to view all of our current positions

Responsibilities

The Territory Sales Manager:

 

  • Contacts prospective and current customers to solicit sales of company products and services.
  • Receives customer inquiries, and performs follow up procedures to include providing price quotes, new product information, and receiving feedback regarding company products and services.
  • Follows up with sales leads generated through incoming calls, advertising campaigns and other promotional efforts.
  • Travels to existing and prospective customer locations to present company products, services and pricing information in a professional manner.
  • Increases sales with existing customers by cross selling new products.
  • Applies technical knowledge of company products and services to best meet customer needs.
  • Utilizes all sales tools available to increase time spent in direct potential customer contact including but not limited to the use of PetroChoice Specials, Company Newsletter and Supplier programs.
  • Maintains appropriate records for the development of sales forecasts for each customer.
  • Completes all new account paperwork accurately and submits in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains computer files and submits appropriate paperwork to management regarding but not limited to expense reports, mileage and call reports in accordance with submission requirements.
  • Understands and supports company sales policies, procedures and sales culture to provide proper and effective service to all customers, and foster the development of long term business relationships.
  • Assists and resolves customer complaints in a timely manner, notifies management of problems and suggests corrective actions.
  • Collects and reports competitive information to management.
  • Contributes to a systematic intelligence profile on the market and the competitors in the market for input into business planning.
  • Maintains professional sales productivity measures to include ongoing lists of prospects, suspects and key accounts, follow-up files, daily and weekly record of calls and sales presentations.
  • Participates in establishing, maintaining and achieving sales department and personal performance goals.
  • Reviews all sales and industry periodicals, as well as literature from Suppliers.
  • Attends training activities and trade shows on behalf of company to present information regarding company products and services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Customer Service - manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills;
  • Written Communication – demonstrates proficiency in writing clear and concise proposals and technical documents.
  • Business Acumen - understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition.
  • Technical knowledge – demonstrates technical proficiency within industry segment; continually develops skills and competencies necessary to fulfill job requirements.
  • Diversity - shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Dependability - takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; demonstrates a passion for the business.
  • Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions.                                        

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in an outside sales position, preferably industrial sales, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

MATH ABILITY:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY: 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to read and understand journal entries and the flow of information through a general ledger. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.

 

 

 

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