Sales Manager Job


Home Based, Home, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Sales
Posting Date:  Nov 10, 2023

    General purpose: have the responsibility of developing a comprehensive understanding of prospective and existing customers to manage key relationships throughout the organizational structure and with key decision makers to ensure the relationship follows the Arkema strategic direction. The Sales Manager will also provide technical and operational leadership, and utilization of strategic resources for the Fertilizer & Mining Business Unit in Western North America to assist the Director, Sales and Key Accounts Service in delivering commercial performance, profitable achievement of goals, and new business development initiatives. As the Sales Manager, Western North America, Crop Nutrition and Mining, you will work with the Field Service Engineers to build and grow new business opportunities, while maintaining and strengthening relationships with Key Accounts and individuals within the fertilizer & mining industry. You will help to ensure the success of our customers by focusing on developing, maintaining, and building strong relationships with them, understanding their business and being a trusted advisor. This helps ensure that we continue to grow our position as the world’s largest and best provider of process/functional chemistry and support services to the fertilizer and mining industries. This position will be responsible for maintaining Key Accounts and hitting growth targets with new customers based on our strategic growth initiatives.  


  •     Act as a primary, customer facing, industry expert for the Fertilizer & Mining industry in Western North America and work internal groups to support sales activities.    
  •     Work with the Director, Sales and Key Accounts Service to implement pricing strategies based on market conditions and competitive landscape.  
  •     Advise on contract strategies involving key customers and work with leadership to negotiate and execute various contractual agreements.
  •     Prepares detailed rolling monthly sales forecast.
  •     Develops Key Account plan and account strategies.
  •     Implements strategies that result in profitable growth for our products and services and represent the greatest value to our customers:
    • Grow the product line of coatings and process aids through product additions at existing accounts and development of new accounts within the fertilizer and mining industry.
    • Take a proactive position at key mining accounts to be successful on flotation testing and positioning for next generation reagents.
    • Drive growth initiatives for agronomic coatings in downstream markets.
    • Actively participate in local, state and national events to promote Arkema products.
  •     Support the use of new and existing products by being the liaison between our customers and Arkema product development and manufacturing groups.
  •     Provide process consultation of customer processes and general operations.
  •     Work with laboratory personnel to evaluate mining feed and fertilizer samples and become integrated in the product development process.  
  •     Survey plant and processing equipment and determine opportunities for the mining or fertilizer business units.  Relay opportunities for improvement to the customer and sales team.
  •     Perform ongoing market analysis and explore product development opportunities. Quantify expected revenue results, monitor progress, and change or modify strategies to maximize results when needed.
  •     Participate in company meetings and training activities as well as other duties as assigned.
  •     Travel between 25% and 50% is required and will include many multi-night trips to cover the geographical area and initiatives efficiently, and to attend company and industry events as required.   


  •     At least 7+ years of experience managing field sales and service to grow sales to industrial customers in a highly consultative selling environment, preferably in specialty chemicals.
  •     Experience commercializing new products and penetrating new markets. 
  •     Experience working effectively with peers in innovation, finance, and operations to advance the business.
  •     Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies.
  •     Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Sales, Marketing or Engineering is preferred. 
  •     Experience within Fertilizer industry, highly preferred 


Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.
We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €11.5 billion, of which 2.6% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 16 R&D centers.
If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.
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Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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