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Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager

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PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a Sales Manager for the North Carolina and South Carolina market. 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.


We are a premier distributor of lubricants and services to thousands of companies in many states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska among others. In fact, we distribute and offer our services from more than 50 locations in 32 states every day and include top brands of oils, greases, and other lubricants.


The Sales Manager will establish and implement sales strategies; engage in relationship management with suppliers; establish pricing for our customers; and have responsibility for maintaining margins necessary for achieving profitability by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should have strong problem solving abilities, excellent customer service skills, along with strong oral and written communication skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are essential. Experience with a CRM is required, SalesForce is preferred.



The ideal candidate will have experience developing, leading and managing the sales process as well as experience coaching, managing and developing a sales force in an industrial market, preferably in the lubrication industry. A Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


In this role, you will travel a least 50% of the time, a valid driver’s license is required.


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








ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The Company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.   All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Company standards. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate corporate goals.
  • Directs region sales forecasting activities and sets performance goals accordingly.
  • Analyzes marketplace and competitive situations to determine customer price schedules and discount rates.
  • Directs region staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales program.
  • Coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, assigning accounts, establishes quotas and goals.
  • Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion. Analyzes sales statistics to formulate policy and establish sales promotions.
  • Supports and interfaces with significant customers in conjunction with Distributor Sales Representatives and/or Technical Service and Support Personnel.
  • Collaborates with Inventory for demand planning purposes, product line simplification and standardization. Works to identify and eliminate unprofitable items from sales line.
  • Represents company at trade association meetings to promote product.
  • Delivers sales presentations to key clients in coordination with sales representatives.
  • Meets with key clients, assisting sales representative with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.
  • Establishes strong relationships with Marketing, Operations, Finance and other functional departments to keep current on pricing, inventory and marketing strategies, including development and preparation of brochures and publications.
  • Analyzes and controls expenditures of region to conform to budgetary requirements.
  • Monitors and evaluates the activities and products of the competition.
  • Develops and recommends regional budget, expenditures, and appropriations.
  • Willing to take a leadership role for ad hoc teams and projects initiated by PetroChoice.
  • Frequent travel throughout region including overnight travel as necessary.



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


  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing people - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Contributes to profits and revenue.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages region subordinates in all business lines including PVL Sales, Industrial Sales and CVL Sales. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in Business Administration or Marketing with at least 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to difficult inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.


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 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 knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

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.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and reach with hands and arms.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.