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Central Territory Manager – Surface Protection and Industrial Markets

Reports To: Business Unit Director – Tape Products Division

This position leads the ABI and Ideal Tape field sales efforts for ProtectRite and Ideal  Industrial products.  The Territory Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining existing accounts within an assigned territory. The Territory Manager is also responisple for developing a strategic growth plan that includes both new and existing accounts.  This position reports to the Business Unit Director.


This is a field based position.



•Responsible for achieving or exceeding the sales and marketing objectives for his/her designated territory.

•Become the subject matter expert of the Company product line, pricing, product specifications and its capabilities to produce those products.

•Conversant in the company’s promotional literature and be able to utilize in all selling situations.

•Know the uses and applications of all products and be able to discuss the features, advantages and benefits of each product.

•Know the competition’s products and pricing and be able to relate them to corresponding company products.

•Keep up to date on competitive price and equipment changes, activities and advancements.

•Develop accurate knowledge of competitive sales activity within the territory that may affect the company’s sales efforts and policies and communicate this information to company management.

•Initiate and maintain continuing sales relationships with approved accounts and prospects in his/her territory calling on them in a regular and consistent manner.

•Prospect for new user accounts and distributors within designated sales area.

•Develop accurate knowledge of the buying and/or selling practices of each distributor and end-user in the territory in order to establish individual sales approaches for each account.

•Conduct distributor sales meetings regularly to increase the knowledge of the distributor’s sales personnel and to motivate them to promote the sale of the company’s products.

•Work jointly with and train distributor sales personnel regarding the features, advantages and benefits of the company’s products to help close sales and obtain orders.

•Ensure distributors and their sales personnel have the necessary tools and skills to help them sell the company’s products.

1. Sales brochures

2. Product samples

3. Pricing information

4. Market information

5. Competitive information

•Take part in distributor trade shows where such attendance can result in further sales and market penetration for the company’s products.

•Make joint sales calls with distribution sales team partners to assist in securing new business.

•End user calls, with and without distributor partners.

•Handle quality issues in a fair and equitable manner to both the customer and the company.

•Identify and report on potential new markets, products and opportunities for the company.

•Attend and represent the company at national or regional trade shows as directed and required by the Company.



•Prepare all required reports promptly, accurately and timely.

•Call Reports -weekly through use of Maximizer Data Base

•Expense Reports -weekly

•Special Price Quotations – as required

•Complaint Evaluations – as required

•Sample Requests – as required

•Sample Evaluations – as required

•Monthly Reports – monthly

•Trade Show Lead Follow Up – within 2 weeks following event.

•Maintain accurate records of all information regarding distributors, and users and competition through use of Maximizer CRM.

•Maintain the published company selling price in accordance with the published price list (may extend deviated pricing only with specific prior approval of the Business Unit Director or National Sales Manager).

•Maintain and use company automobile as outlined in the appropriate published company procedure concerning company vehicles.

•Operate the territory within the established direct expense budget guidelines.

•Forecast the territory’s sales on quarterly and annual basis to help the company establish sales quotas that are fair to both the company and the Sales Specialists.

•Develop pre-planned sales and travel schedules to ensure maximum time is used in market and account penetration to generate continued sales volume and growth:

•Advance sales call appointments

•Weekly call planner

•Flight schedules

•Hotel accommodations

•Maintain the confidence and good will of the customer through close contact to develop a rapport and professional business relationship around a high degree of personal integrity, ethics, credibility, and business knowledge.



•Preferred candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years sales experience. Additional qualifications should include:

•Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

•Effective use of technology and software, including but not limited to cell phone, Surface/laptop, email, and Microsoft Suite.

•Excellent people and customer relations skills.

•Effective presentation and meeting skills. Able to sell new concepts or ideas.

•Bachelor’s degree in Business/Marketing/Communications or related discipline is required.

•Master / Graduate degree is a plus.

•Preferred location is Metro Chicago/ Indiana