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Territory Manager

Chicago, IL
 

Operating Territory: Western Suburbs of the Chicagoland area

This position will play a vital role in developing existing and new customers within an assigned territory and you will have the opportunity to participate in the accomplishment of annual sales goals and demonstrate exceptional STIHL products in the field.

Position Responsibilities:

  • On a consistent and planned basis, contacts existing customers to inform, train, and educate them on all new and current STIHL products and related accessories.
  • Uses all available resources, (eg: on-line, computer programs, etc.), to conduct periodic analysis of potential customer demand, new and emerging marketing/merchandising styles and required product and accessory inventory. 
  • Recommends product mixture, display arrangements, and stocking levels to customers. 
  • Assists customers with placing product and accessory orders. Resolves conflict, informational and communication issues as required.
  • Researches geographic area for potential customers prioritizes leads and compiles lists for both immediate and future action.
  • Contacts potential new customers by telephone, email or in person to arrange a personal visit to present the appropriate STIHL products and related accessories for the initial new customer order. 
  • Participates in trade shows, sales promotions, and dealer promotions to foster customer relations.

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Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of related experience in portable power equipment sales/service.
  • Proficiency with MS Office programs is required.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated presentation skills
  • Ability to accommodate a minimum of 4 nights per week of overnight travel.  Most travel is by car, although some air travel will be required. 
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean DMV record with no restrictions is required.
  • Non-limited physical agility is required as there is frequent bending, lifting/moving up to 70 lbs., reaching, standing, walking, driving, etc. in this role.
  • Any experience within the Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) industry, especially related to STIHL equipment, is desired.
  • Must reside in or relocate to an area within Western Suburbs of the Chicagoland area.

 


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*A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.