Regional Sales Manager - Michigan / Ohio Area

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About ZwickRoell LP

ZwickRoell engages, services, and supports the North American material and component testing marketplace. Capitalizing on ZwickRoell AG’s 160-year legacy of quality and reliability, ZwickRoell in North America has provided innovative, intelligent testing solutions to customers in the U.S. and Canada for more than 20 years. We are pleased to confirm our commitment to the future of materials testing, a future in which we have made substantial investments.

Our primary goal is to support our customers and their testing objectives. In pursuit of this goal, we offer state-of-the-art test machines, industry-leading measurement and control software, and complete solutions that enhance overall testing efficiency. We support applications across numerous markets with a wide range of capabilities, grips, fixtures, and unique tooling that can be tailored to meet specific testing requirements.

Distribution area: Michigan / Ohio (USA)

Primary Objective:

Generate sales of ZwickRoell products and services within the assigned territory to achieve volume and profitability growth objectives.   Work closely with application engineers, other sales support functions (in Germany and US) and service department, as needed to effectively pursue selling opportunities.  This position reports to the National Sales Manager.

Your tasks

  • Develops and executes an annual Territory Management plan to achieve specified sales volume, ensuring all prospects and customers receive the level of attention appropriate to their business potential.  Regularly monitors progress against the plan and makes modifications, as required, throughout the year.
  • Generating and developing new accounts and effectively managing existing accounts.
  • Presenting to small and large audiences including C-suite executives, production managers, and technicians.
  • Qualifying opportunities, developing proposals, and closing business.
  • Makes at least 16 on-site customer visits per month.
  • Uses CRM daily for all lead, contact, activity, forecasting, account management and time management monitoring, recording, and reporting functions. 
  • Responds promptly to inquiries and seeks out and calls upon potential customers to identify their needs for products or services and qualifies leads.
  • Partners with Application Engineers, and ZwickRoell Germany engineering, as needed to develop consensus with customers on customer value propositions (CVPs) prior to solution building. Ensures proposal meets customer needs and clearly presents ZwickRoell value propositions.
  • Builds successful relationships with key decision-makers and influencers in existing and prospective customers.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge and expertise of the following areas to    enhance sales effectiveness:
  • ZwickRoell capabilities, products, components, and services and how they apply to customer needs.
  • Test applications, methodology and test technologies, and how to apply ZwickRoell offerings to satisfy specific customer requirements.
  • Customer base, customer organizations, customer needs and market trends affecting customers.
  • Continuously monitors and responds to competitor activities at prospects and provides timely reporting on competitive activity to sales management and marketing.
  • Performs administrative responsibilities in connection with sales accountabilities, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your profile

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in outside technical sales of capital equipment (preferably in test & measurement, analytical instrumentation, or industrial controls).
  • Good computer and software skills.
  • A technical bachelor’s or master’s degree (e.g., materials science, mechanical/electrical/biomedical/chemical engineering, physics, or chemistry).
  • Ability to work with a high degree of personal discipline.
  • Presentation skills and ability to interface and work directly with customers.
  • Ability to build relationships and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of competitive products.
  • Knowledge of common ASTM/ISO standards in mechanical testing of materials is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the sales process.
  • Problem solving and analytical business skills.
  • Willingness to travel domestically 30-70% of the time, depending on the assigned territory.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain automobile/liability coverage.

Benefits offered

  • Paid time off.
  • Health insurance.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Vision insurance.
  • Healthcare reimbursement accounts such as HRAs and FSAs.
  • Dependent Care account.
  • 401(k) Retirement accounts.
  • LTD (Long-Term Disability).
  • Voluntary Group Life Insurance.
  • Ancillary coverages such as Critical Illness and Off-Work Accident.


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We look forward to hearing from you!

ZwickRoell LP
1009 Market Center Drive NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144