Sales Supervisor - Iowa

Position Description

Job Summary

This position is responsible for a full range of account management activities associated with developing, expanding, and servicing production facilities in Iowa. Account base has significant competitive potential in many industries including tool manufacturing, foundries, trailer manufacturers, general metal fabrication and agricultural products.

This position will have responsibility for selling all abrasive products under the Norton brand name. This territory is ripe with opportunities. Collaboration with our distributor partners is critical and must be a focus to succeed in this territory. This includes planning, joint sales calls and hands-on training.

Territory accounts can be demanding and require strategic, focused planning and execution. The candidate must be as comfortable working with a machine operator and testing an abrasive product as they are presenting a growth plan to a large multi-national corporation and/or a company president.

This is a high-profile territory within the Saint-Gobain organization that will give the salesperson visibility within the sales organization and provide ample opportunity for sales success and promotion into larger positions.

Required Qualifications

Interested candidates should have 3+ years of proven sales growth managing an array of large accounts and industrial distribution.

A strong technical aptitude is required for learning new products and abrasive applications.

Candidate must be organized, disciplined, and have effective time and territory management skills.

An undergraduate degree in business or engineering is desired however other degrees will be considered as will commensurate experience.

This position requires a person who is highly motivated, team oriented and is capable of managing a complex sales territory with limited supervision.

Proficiency in Microsoft office, Salesforce, web applications, contact management and other forms of data analysis is necessary.

Additional Description

This position resides in Iowa. The I-80 corridor from Davenport to Des Moines is preferred. US News and World report recently ranked Des Moines as the #14 on their best places to live list and #12 on the cheapest places to live. Des Moines is the fastest growing metro area in the entire Midwest! Iowa is a hidden gem in the North Central States with plenty of outdoor activities.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Abrasives, the world’s leading manufacturer of abrasives, offers powerful, precise and user-friendly solutions enabling customers to shape and surface finish all types of materials even in the most complex and challenging applications across a diverse range of markets.

As the technology leader, Saint-Gobain Abrasives sits at the forefront of the industry providing highly engineered, high-performance, value-adding abrasives, thanks to its continual investment in R&D and close collaboration with customers.

This strong commitment ensures that exciting new products are continuously introduced, which offer substantial customer benefits — helping to improve process productivity and reshape the world of abrasive solutions.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


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Sales Supervisor - Iowa

Location: Remote, Regular

Posting Date: 03/14/2023

Job Code: USA05284

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