Technical Sales Representative - South Eastern BC

Smith Cameron Group - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Who You Are:
You are a one of a kind Technical Sales Representative with experience in generating and qualifying new leads, and developing those leads. You build solid relationships with all stakeholders and customers see you as a partner in their business. At your core, you are a strategic sales thinker, who not only knows the Smith Cameron Group’s business but also has a desire to know what our customers do.

Your mission at Smith Cameron is not only to take the customers we currently have and keep them but also to make the customers we do not currently work with want to partner with us.
You love a challenge and the opportunity to learn new things. Never have you been accused of waiting for work to come to you, if you feel like you are caught up you go out and find new opportunities.

About the Role:

 Identify business opportunities and proactively approach clients to inform and educate them on the company’s products.

 Develop annual sales territory and account plans to achieve assigned targets.

 Determine customer’s needs by demonstrating knowledge of the industry, pricing, and competition.

 Sell products by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospective customers and current clients.

 Maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements.

 Meet booking targets, pipeline management and key account management goals.

 Identify product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.

 Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

 Assist in creating proposals and quotes where required.

 Frequent travel to conduct meetings with clients and prospective clients; attend tradeshows, exhibitions, conferences, etc.

Required Experience:
 Post-secondary education in the mechanical or engineering fields.
 5 years of sales experience.
 B2B experience selling industrial products and solutions.
 Experience with mechanical seals, pumps, blowers and related process equipment
 Experience in Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Manufacturing and Mining, industries is an asset.

Competencies:
Action Oriented
Enjoys working hard; is objective oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Customer Focus
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; builds customer relationship so they get first-hand customer intel and uses it for improvements in sales activities; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Negotiating
Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be both direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.

Perseverance
Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Political Savvy
Can maneuver through complex political situations effectively and quietly; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly; views corporate politics as a necessary part of organizational life and works to adjust to that reality; is a maze-bright person.

Strategic Sales Agility
Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • sales: 1 year (Preferred)