Technical Sales Representative

Job ID: R00099919

Category: Sales

Location: East Saint Louis, IL

Technical Sales Representative

As the industry leader in water technology, we’re growing and need talented people like you to help us continue to protect the world’s most vital resource.

Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, is seeking a Technical Sales Representative for future opportunities to join its industry leading sales team.  You’ll be responsible for revenue and profit growth of programs and services in targeted accounts.  With a consultative sales approach, you’ll build relationships with existing customers by understanding their key business drivers and executing system assurance programs.  With strong account leadership, you’ll also convert strategic competitive accounts and sell new technologies to current customers. 

What’s in it For You:

  • You will join a growth company offering a competitive base salary, bonus structure and benefits
  • Receive a company vehicle and cell phone
  • Opportunity for a long term, advancing career path in service, sales or management
  • Access to the industry’s most innovative training programs
  • Support from a dedicated technical service team
  • Culture that values safety first, including training and personal protection
  • Feel proud each day to work for a company that provides clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments

What You Will Do:

  • Generate and execute sales plans in existing customer base and in assigned competitively-held accounts, to meet profit increase goals.  Target % sales time will be approximately 30-50%
  • Work closely with current and prospective customers to understand business needs and recommend continuous improvement and innovation plans that will maintain and grow sales
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in current and prospective customers, including plant or facility executives
  • Provide technical support to customers; identifying and resolving customer challenges, escalating as required
  • Engage in problem solving by performing system analysis, interpreting data and providing written recommendations to ensure customer operations are performing at optimal levels.
  • Actively sell and support Nalco Water innovations and technology in assigned customers to promote long-term business relationships with Nalco Water

Territory/Location Information: 

  • This position is based in St Louis, IL
  • Territory covers about a 120 mile radius of the surrounding area
  • Targeted accounts are within the Food & Beverage and Manufacturing industries
  • Less than 20% overnight travel required

As a trusted partner, your customers will rely on you for their success.  Nalco Water is committed to seeing you succeed and provides several exceptional technical training programs to ensure you’re prepared to solve any customer problem. 

Training programs are held in the field and at Nalco Water Headquarters in Naperville, IL; travel arranged and paid for by Nalco Water.  Based on your skill level, topics covered may include technology, product, service, business and industry acumen, direct coaching and mentoring, management and leadership, classroom training and certifications.  

Relocation assistance would be provided for the right candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Technical sales or field sales support experience
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Immigration sponsorship is not available for this role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (chemical, mechanical, industrial) or life sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.)
  • Water treatment or specialty chemical industry experience
  • Working knowledge of boilers, cooling towers, and wastewater treatment systems

About Nalco Water:

In a world with increasing water shortage and contamination challenges, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, helps customers conserve more than 161 billion gallons of water each year. We work with customers across the world in the light industry (institutional, food & beverage, transportation and manufacturing), heavy industry (chemical, power and primary metals industries), paper and mining operations to reduce, reuse, and recycle their water while protecting their systems and equipment. Nalco Water provides the unique opportunity to work with a broad suite of technologies to deliver automated monitoring systems, data analysis and deep technical expertise to increase efficiency, sustainability and performance for our customers.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Work with Purpose

Hear how our team is taking on meaningful challenges.

OUR AWARDS

 

Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies Ranked #3 in Chemicals Industry
2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies, 12th Consecutive Year
CR’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, #8
The Best Employers for Diversity, #7 in Business Supplies & Services
World Environment Center’s 2018 Gold Medal for Sustainable Development
Military Times Best for Vets
Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, 100% Corporate Equality Index
2017 North America Index

Benefits we offer

Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families.

We offer benefits to support our associates’ health and wellness, such as healthcare and time-away policies. We also offer benefits designed to promote our associates’ financial well-being, including short- and long-term financial incentives and retirement income and planning.

Specific offerings may vary by location. For more detailed information, please speak with your recruiter.

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My Impact Is...

…helping customers run their businesses more efficiently.

…working with hospitality customers to provide safe environments for their guests.

…reducing costs for customers as well as streamlining their operational practices.