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District Sales Manager: Fluid Power

Company: Gates Corporation
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

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Driven by Possibility

Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. At Gates, we are driven to push the boundaries of materials science to engineer products that continually exceed expectations.

We don t rest on our rich heritage of innovation. We leverage it to inspire solutions that will power the next hundred years. We invest continually in R&D and technology, so our products not only outperform industry standards; they exceed our customers demanding expectations. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. And we are constantly expanding our product catalog and value-added service offerings to support every facet of our customers operations. In the most extreme environments and those more familiar, Gates is there with the right product, in the right place at the right time. Whether building original equipment or maintaining products in the aftermarket, we enable companies in every industry to be more efficient, productive, and profitable.

We are Gates.


The District Sales Manager will be in charge of the Fluid Power sector of Gates. You will call on Industrial Distributors, Industrial Consumers, and Original Equipment Manufacturing accounts within the state of Louisiana and the eastern side of Mississippi in order to meet or exceed sales budgets. While meeting these consumers you will use a consultative selling approach where you will be able to properly design, recommend, and apply products to meet customer needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned beyond the core functions listed below.

* Research customer needs and develop application of products and services in an effective manner to determine market strategies and goals for each product and service

* Strategize and analyze target market trends and prospect list to better target viable customers and provide efficient, on-demand support

* Implement distribution strategies to accelerate growth of new and additional products and/or new markets

* Maintain up-to-date understanding of industry trends and technical developments within defined target markets

* Build and maintain relationship management with current and prospect customers

* Maintain an effective communication path with the customer to ensure sales opportunities for products

* Make regular sales calls to develop relationships and follow up on leads

* Develop and maintain long and short range sales and marketing plans

* Maintain awareness of strategic plans and procedures to coordinate market plans

* Monitor and communicate sales activity to contribute to product and service planning

* Provide top-quality, Gates customer service for all clients and prospects

* Implement distribution strategies to accelerate growth of new and additional products and/or new markets

* Monitor competitive environment to identify opportunities and countermeasures to address competition


Functions as an individual contributor with no supervisory responsibilities.
Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


* 5+ years of sales experience

* High school degree


* Bachelor s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a technical degree

* Experience within Power Fluid


* Must be a self-starter who is motivated to plan and manage customer needs.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills including formal presentation skills before both small and large groups.

* Demonstrated ability in problem solving with special emphasis on closing the sale.

* Effective territory management

* Effective use of pre-call planning techniques

* A demonstrable capacity to keep abreast of new technology trends and how they would apply to real world projects

* Ability to communicate openly, honestly and constructively and treat all customers with dignity and respect

* Able to meet performance expectations working remotely with little supervision

* Must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

* Ability to make decisions within established guidelines, policies and budgets

* Travel required for this position is 50% - 70%


This position will require a candidate to drive long distances to various locations throughout their territory. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


You will be working remotely out of your home office and then traveling to various locations throughout your territory.

Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law.

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