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Outside Sales Account Manager

Company: Airgas Inc.
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Outside Sales Account Manager
--- Hartford, CT
--- 50-60% travel locally/regionally; minimal to no overnightsHow will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?The Outside Sales Account Manager is responsible for managing the sales process and driving profitable sales growth within an assigned sales territory to both existing and new Airgas customers. The Outside Sales Account Manager will be required to meet and exceed both corporate and regional objectives for profitable sales growth, A/R management, and customer retention within their assigned territory.In particular, you will:

  • Develops and executes sales plans utilizing Airgas' sales directives and guidelines in order to service existing accounts, obtain orders, and establish new accounts. Qualifies and pursues sales leads.
  • Cultivates customer relationships by developing a deep knowledge of the customer's business and establishing a consultative relationship.
  • Engages customers by linking the customer's business priorities to the Airgas value proposition.
  • Prepares sales proposals by quoting pricing, establishing credit terms, and estimated date of delivery to customer based on knowledge of Airgas' production/delivery schedules and logistics.
  • Keeps current with industry insights, current Airgas product mixes, monitors competition by gathering current relevant marketplace intelligence including information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, and merchandising techniques.
  • Partners with internal resources to accomplish growth objectives. Establishes and maintains clear and consistent lines of communication with internal departments relative to customer successes, customer opportunities, new customer developments and other customer specific information.
  • Maintains and submits sales reports (daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual territory analyses) as required by District Manager through SAP.
  • Actively reviews and manages existing customer Accounts Receivable balances to help minimize Airgas working capital investment and financial risk.
  • The above job functions are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
    Qualifications
    Are you a MATCH?
    • Bachelor's degree in a science, business or related degree field required. In lieu of degree, consideration for up to 4 years of additional related experience may be accepted.
    • Minimum of 3 years of prior outside business-to-business sales experience to include proven experience and success in solution-selling concepts.
    • Familiarity with industrial and specialty gases, industrial gas / welding supply sales a plus.
    • Proven success using a consultative sales approach providing multiple layers of value to a customer to establish a mix sales solutions and products
    • Proficient with Google Applications and/or MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); SAP experience strongly preferred.
    • Must have excellent organizational, written and oral communication, listening and presentation skills.
    • Self-starter; self-motivated, operates with a sense of urgency; ability to work and succeed independently.
    • Reliable transportation, current driver's license, minimum liability insurance as required by state of vehicle registration.
    • Frequent local and regional travel (50-60% of work time); minimal overnight travel.
    • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position's responsibilities.Your differences enhance our performanceAt Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders and cultures across the world.We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.About AirgasAirgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as hard goods and related products; one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products.Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take initiative and make decisions.Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally.Join us for a stimulating experience: you'll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do, in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.
      EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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