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Sales Representative, Protective and Marine Coatings

Company: PPG
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

PPG is currently in search of a Sales Representative, Protective Marine Coatings (PMC) to join our Protective and Marine Coatings business in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

PPG is a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing products that protect customers' assets in some of the world's most demanding conditions and environments, including: Civil infrastructure, Offshore, Petrochemical, Power, Marine new-build, dry dock & sea stock. https://www.ppgpmc.com/Home.aspx

If you would enjoy the challenge of maintaining relationships with current customers while also opening and selling to new accounts, being responsible for your own territory, and developing strategic sales territory business plans, than we are interested in hearing from you! The Sales Representative, Protective Marine Coatings (PMC), will be responsible for the following;

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Achieve a specified sales and net contribution within the market by selling PPG Coatings Products across all major segments and distribution channels with a focus in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Open and service new and current customer accounts assigned to a specified territory.
  • Respond to customer needs concerning product recommendations, application and performance.
  • Analyze territory performance reports and develop strategic sales territory business plans.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the market, customers, competition and developments within a specialized segment in order to leverage sales opportunities.
  • Work with PPG credit department to manage customer debt.

    This role requires a valid Driver's License and a maintained motor vehicle record within acceptable limits as prescribed by PPG.

    Must be willing & available to work and travel within assigned territory. Periodic evening hours required for trade organization meetings and customer events.


    Minimum Qualifications:




    • Minimum of 3 years previous sales experience.
    • Minimum of a High School Diploma
    • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


      Preferred Qualifications:




      • 3 years previous sales experience, preferably in Protective Coatings industry.
      • Advanced Degree in a business-related field is preferred.
      • Great follow up skills in order to respond to customers in a timely manner.
      • Ability to work well with diverse customers.
      • Ability to problem-solve - deal with customer complaints in a timely manner and identify appropriate solutions.
      • Must be able to speak persuasively using appropriate interpersonal styles to gain agreement.
      • Ability to calculate discounts and profit associated with selling price; to calculate commissions associated with territory performance; to take measurements and calculate surface area associated with making product volume estimates.
      • Ability to read and understand product data sheets, material safety data sheets, scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
      • Ability to analyze territory performance reports.
      • Ability to analyze problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and write technical reports to communicate the information.

        PPG: We protect and beautify the world. At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

        Why join us:With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.


        • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
        • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
        • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
        • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
        • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.


          Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world. PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

          PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.

          To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity please see attached links:

          http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

          https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/.pdf

          https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Keywords: PPG, Baton Rouge , Sales Representative, Protective and Marine Coatings, Sales , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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