Technical Sales Specialist

53279

About Us

As a family-owned company, it’s the people who continue to make STIHL a successful, world-class brand.  Since revolutionizing the forestry industry in Germany with the first electric chainsaw in 1926, the STIHL name has remained synonymous with outstanding innovations, high-quality products and comprehensive service.

 

STIHL is seeking a highly motivated, passionate Technical Sales Specialist to join our team! With competitive compensation, excellent benefits and exciting growth potential, it is a great time to join the STIHL team.

 

Company Benefits Include:

  • Multiple bonus opportunities with potential annual merit increases
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company provided Life Insurance
  • Fully vested after 5 years Pension Plan
  • 401k Plan with employer match
  • Vacation, & Sick time with 11 paid holidays


The ideal candidate will live in or be able to relocate to Washington DC, Maryland, or Delaware.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements, demonstrates and evaluates product training programs.
  • Initiates contacts with actual and potential customers, to include landscapers, loggers, golf courses, contractors, arborists and municipalities.
  • Maintains appropriate communications with Sales, Territory, Technical and Branch Managers to include a 60 day activity calendar.
  • Submits regular trip and program reports.
  • Attends trade shows, dealer open houses, and other dealer-specific events to promote the general relations between STIHL and individual dealers and end users.
  • Develops and implements training programs for product demonstrations, usage, service, etc. to be marketed to dealers and other parties in order to demonstrate, train and support STIHL products.
  • Actively markets programs through various media including bulk mailings, telephone and personal solicitations, trade show activities and other functions as assigned.
  • Conducts training at branch location, dealer locations or other designated venue.
  • Transports all required materials and sets up/closes down training equipment.
  • Follows up on feedback from sessions.
  • All work affecting product quality shall be competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills, and experience.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Specifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus additional formal education or training.
  • 3 years of related technical experience, 2 years of training experience, or demonstrated related ability.
  • OPE and/or STIHL dealership experience is highly preferred.
  • Sales experience preferred.
  • Average of 2-4 days per week of overnight travel by road and/or air.
  • Frequent bending, lifting/moving up to 50 lbs., reaching, standing, walking.
  • Visual and hearing acuity.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh