Senior Account Manager, Technical Sales - Organic Peroxides, an experienced technical sales manager, is responsible for directly managing key accounts, distributor relationships, and business development in Composites and Rubber Crosslinking with ~$25M in sales. This role works with minimal guidance and direction from sales management and is responsible for developing and executing sales plans and focusing on promoting profitable growth, long-term retention and satisfaction of assigned customer base in Composites and Rubber Crosslinking. The primary market focus will be Composites 80% with support to the key market leader in Rubber Crosslinking of 20%.
KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Account Management (65%)
Sells and promotes products/applications to assigned customers/partners/distributors. Plans how to establish and maintain account relationships and meet personal sales, margin and profit targets.
Develops sales strategy and plan for each account. Maintains customer account profiles on key customers including customer capacity and process information, products used and demand volumes, competitor share information, expansion plans and organization structure.
Identifies and fosters relationships with the ‘right’ contacts at assigned customers and distributors. Partners with decision makers and influencers at multiple levels within the customers’ organization including contacts in purchasing, research, plant operations, logistics and business management.
Networks across the organization to effectively and efficiently resolve problems including coordination with R&D, Manufacturing and Business.
Owns the demand forecast. Utilizes sales planning and forecasting technology.
Conducts customer due diligence. Creatively gathers intelligence on customers’ buying groups (e.g., uses social media).
Effectively interprets and prioritizes customer needs. Aligns product/service offerings to meet customers’ needs.
Ensures the highest standards are achieved for customers in the areas of health, safety, and environmental compliance.
Supports and pursues new business opportunities with the distribution sales force in organic peroxides.
Technical Support to Customers and Distributors (25%)
Provides ongoing customer support and is a highly-visible, technical resource to customers.
Identifies and proposes technical improvements to optimize customer operations and develop/implement value-added solutions.
Translates complex products, offerings, and applications to existing and potential customers
Educates customers on proper material handling and safety training and facilitate customer warehouse consultations. Brings any unsafe practices at customers involving Arkema products to the attention of business management.
Prepares technical and sales presentations, and proposals to ensure successful outcome of transactions.
Maintains a reliable, consistent, positive, technically responsible corporate image.
Assists Marketing in developing necessary technical literature for promotion of Composite and Crosslinking products
Industry & Customer Knowledge (10%)
Actively monitors the competitive landscape and downstream market dynamics, and ensures that appropriate response strategies are formulated and communicated
Identifies new customers, new products, new applications and new markets for Arkema organic peroxides and brings them to the attention of the business and technical Management. Generates leads and cultivates product development pipeline.
CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT
Willing to work in a home-based office environment with travel 60%-70%.
Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximatel...y 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.