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Functional Coatings Sales Specialist

Henkel Corporation
Des Moines, IA 50309
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At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. Thats why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • The Henkel Corporation's Metals Division is seeking a Sales Specialist to sell Surface Treatments directly to industrial markets.

  • This home-office based position is responsible for managing all aspects of the relationship between Henkel and specified accounts within the Iowa area.

  • The ideal candidate will possess value added selling experience as well as a successful track record working with manufacturing and quality engineering teams.

  • Manage and existing customer base in excess of $1.4MM.

  • Grow sales at select accounts within the territory.

  • Focus technologies include, but are not limited to surface treatment chemicals.

  • Develop relationships with all levels of the designated account infrastructure.

  • Gain specific knowledge of all aspects of the customer's business (e.g. business objectives, strategies, product development plan, applications, service expectations).

  • Define and prepare sales proposals and maximize volume and revenue in assigned territory.

  • Prospect for new business.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a technical field. Must have strong mechanical aptitude.

  • A strong understanding of managing sales projects from start to close.

  • 3-5 years industrial sales experience required, Surface Treatment industry is preferred.

  • Ability to negotiate contracts and pricing agreements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations in front of customer groups.

  • Position will require up to 40% overnight travel.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkels request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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