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Sales Engineer-Northeast Region

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13664B Date posted 05/24/2024 Address Work From Home, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Buehler, a division of Illinois Tool Works, is a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment and supplies for use in material analysis.  Over the past 80+ years, Buehler has established sales, manufacturing and laboratory services located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.  Comprised of world-class products and brands, such as Wilson Hardness, Buehler continues a long history of providing market-leading technology to support our customers in their sample preparation and material analysis applications. 

Buehler’s parent company,  ITW, is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. The Company focuses on profitable growth with strong returns across worldwide platforms and businesses. The businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.


The Field Sales Engineer will work independently from their home office and oversee the Mid-Atlantic territory (Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey). Therefore, core to this position is a high level of business and personal integrity along with proven sales and territory management. This individual must also have the ability to conform and integrate company policy into their sales activity as well as meet company assigned sales goals.

  • Grow assigned territory by developing existing business for Buehler equipment and consumables through on-site visits with existing QC customers and leads, Inside Sales, Marketing and Management. Focus should be in key high-volume, quality critical industries including: automotive, aerospace, heat treat, electronics, etc. in the quality control sector. Sales Engineers are to meet or exceed assigned territory sales goal
  • Grow existing consumable business with chosen high volume, quality control accounts through effective Account Management and teaming up with Business Development Specialist for target organic growth.
  • Maintain daily face to face contact with QC customers within assigned territory with a target and goal of a high-quality face to face 5 meetings per week with decision-makers
  • Provides forecast data to sales management
  • Attends weekly meeting with Manager either via telephone or in-person and keep manager informed of territory issues, order issues and other business challenges related to sales
  • Manages sales pipeline, track customer contacts, and account details
  • Identify and build relationships with key decision-makers through friendly, engaging communication
  • Identifies and analyzes customer needs and develops commercial arguments
  • Builds customer relationships and shares knowledge of products, their characteristics and the market
  • Plans daily activity including customer calls, creating a time-efficient plan
  • Organizes own work routine with guidance as provided by sales leadership
  • Provide or coordinate with Buehler Service the installation and maintenance of equipment
  • Sales Engineers are required to set up, install and be knowledgeable enough to instruct customer on basic operations and functions on most Buehler equipment
  • Maintains and controls company assets assigned (i.e. company vehicle, demo equipment, laptop/computer, company cell phone, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferable in an Engineering or Science discipline (Material Science a plus)
  • Minimum of 3 years of outside sales experience selling technical equipment in a laboratory or production setting; able to manage a multistate territory and sell technical products preferably to laboratory or testing environments with a sales territory greater than 2MM
  • Knowledge of metallurgical sample preparation equipment, consumables, and applications preferred. 
  • Experience with various selling techniques, customer service skills 
  • Must be computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Job does require some lifting (5-25lbs)
  • Willing to travel overnight up to 25-50%
  • Must live near or within Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, or Trenton, NJ
  • 7.5% 401k match
  • 4 weeks of paid time off
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • Recognition program
  • Competitive health insurance

Basey salary: $75,000-$115,000 + commission earnings from individual sales targets.

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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