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IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. Territory Sales Specialist - Auto End-Users in Sycamore, Illinois

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry’s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. and its family of companies, for generations to come.

In 2010, SK Professional Tools became part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, and they both share a commitment not only to quality and innovation, but also to the American tradesmen they serve. SK Professional Tools has been trusted by generations of mechanics for its broad line of quality, American-made tools that include sockets, wrenches, ratchets, hammers, and screwdrivers. SK continues to manufacture each of our nearly 3000 products in the United States. As SK continues to grow, it is focused even more solidly on quality control, new product design, and providing automotive professionals with the most innovative and reliable tools available anywhere, at any price.

The Territory Sales Specialist - Auto position will be responsible for generating end user demand, building relationships and increasing sales within a defined geographical territory. The EUS will be responsible for carrying out these responsibilities by operating a Company van. This is an exciting, strategic opportunity and a chance to build an exciting career with IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. Currently, there are three (3) positions open in the Chicago, IL territory.

  • Develop strong relationships with the automotive aftermarket community and end users throughout a geographic area.

  • Achieve sales goals in assigned geographic area.

  • Conduct technical, sales and product trainings/demonstrations, etc.

  • Develop the technical expertise necessary to demonstrate and sell SK Tool products within the Automotive aftermarket vertical.

  • Provide service and support to SK Automotive Technicians targets/customers on an ongoing basis in professional manner.

  • Develop field intelligence on competitor’s activities and new product developments.

  • Work collaboratively within SK Hand Tools on coordinating sales activity.

  • Track and report activities on a weekly basis to the SK Hand Tool Leadership Team.

  • Determine optimal sales route including selection of stops on route.

  • Maintain company van to ensure it meets all safety requirements and represents the company well.

  • Participate and support strategic distribution events as needed.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Preferably in Marketing / Business Management) preferred.

  • Typically has 12 - 18 months sales experience.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Self-motivated with independent work skills.

  • Possess professional presence to represent the SK brand well and gain trust of end users.

  • Ability to create outstanding customer relationships.

  • Ability and desire to respond to and resolve customer problems and complaints.

  • Knowledge of / ability to learn key business software applications.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment.

  • Able to demonstrate a sense of urgency to achieve results.

  • Possess mechanical aptitude.

  • Some overnight travel will be required (10%).

  • Valid driver’s license, and clean driving history, required.

ID: 2019-2404

Shift: 1st

External Company Name: IDEAL Industries, Inc.

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Street: 1600 Prairie Drive