United States, Elkhart, IN, Adhesive Technologies

Sales Engineer-Surface Treatment

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  • The Sales Engineer will work remote while and manage an existing customer base in excess of $2.1MM and focus on growing sales of functional coatings/surface treatment at select OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) accounts within the territory (Elkhart, IN; Western MI and surrounding areas).
  • Develop relationships with all levels of the designated OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) account infrastructure.
  • Gain specific knowledge of all aspects of the customer's business (e.g. business objectives, strategies, product development plan, applications, service expectations).
  • Define and prepare sales proposals and maximize volume and revenue in assigned key accounts by utilizing value added selling methods.
  • Prospect for new business.
  • Demonstrate a consistent flow of highly qualified new application opportunities


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a technical or business field.
  • 3-5 years of industrial or business to business sales experience, technical background preferred. 
  • Surface treatment industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Self-starter, who can utilize Henkel’s resources to maximize opportunities within the territory.
  • The ideal candidate will possess value-added selling experience.
  • Time and project management skills required, experience managing complex sales cycles preferred. 
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and pricing agreements.
  • Travel up to 40%

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Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 22039841
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.