Teknor Apex

  • Sales Representative, Vinyl

    Job Locations US
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  • Overview

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    Celebrating 90 years…


    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    Working on our Vinyl Sales team, this person will be responsible for establishing good business relationships with existing customers and developing prospects that will lead to increased sales volume and profitability.


    The Account Manager / Sales Representative is expected to successfully sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure Teknor Apex is considered the “preferred” vendor.  Successful individuals routinely assist customers and prospects in problem solving, and display energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism in their daily responsibilities and actions.  


    • Works with new and existing customers to gain approvals for increased sales volume.
    • Maintains and manages an opportunity pipeline that ensures robust new business development meeting established targets.
    • Develops, implements, maintains, and communicates strategic account and prospect plans including metrics to ensure successful business growth.
    • Establishes / maintains good internal and external business relationships.
    • Obtains product suggestions from Technical Service to meet customer requirements through LSR.
    • Assists to negotiate contracts for increased sales.
    • Negotiates price increases.
    • Obtains orders.
    • Offers technical support to customers.
    • Addresses and communicates complaints with both Teknor Apex Technical Service and the customer.
    • Attends Regional and National sales meetings.
    • Represents Teknor Apex at trade shows.
    • Attends and participates in industry related seminars and various related trade organizations.
    • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Four year degree or equivalent experience in a field of study such as chemistry, engineering, general business, marketing, etc.
    • Position requires 2-4 years experience including consultative and tactical selling, cold calling, and account management in industrial Business to Business sales; preferably in plastics, plastics processing, or chemicals industries.  Technical and / or operations experience is a plus.

    Location – USA field based position.  Must reside within the sales territory – preferred PA, MD, NJ. Ideal location for this role is the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.


    Travel - estimated at 50% 


    Our best performers possess the following core competencies: Business Perspective * Pricing * Positioning and Branding * Market Strategy and Planning * Work Ethic and Values * Relationship Building * Interactive Communication * Initiative * Decision Making * Client Focus * Product Development * Creativity


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.


    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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