Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology

(714) 998-1891 lasct@earthlink.net

Posted on 1/7/17

Company:

Valspar Corp.
Phoenix AZ or Los Angeles, CA

Apply online at http://careers.valspar.com/

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide technical service support to distribution and OEM accounts in assigned region. Service customer needs through trials, start-ups, trouble-shooting, training and ongoing account maintenance. Assist customers with product selection, testing, and performance specifications.
  • Grow Distribution business in the Southern CA, Phoenix and Mexico markets.
  • Grow OEM business (primarily KC/Furniture) in same geography. Maintain and increase gross margin contribution via superior technical service support.
  • Maintain business relationships with existing customers including developing and executing business plans with customer base.
  • Help develop new business from qualified prospects in the market with technical sales reps. Assist commercialization of new distribution and OEM partners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education Level: Undergraduate College Degree – Technical or Business or equivalent experience.
  • Years relevant experience: 5+ Years sales & territory management required.
  • Proven track record of coating technical service support – preferably wood coatings.
  • % Travel Required: 75%
  • Required 2nd Language: Spanish
  • Distribution and/or OEM Coatings Sales experience preferred.
  • Must be highly self-motivated and independent performer.
  • Must be comfortable interacting with customers at all levels of the organization – line personnel, production managers, ownership.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Clear and concise record keeping
  • Able to interpret results, summarize and present results
  • Exhibits and fosters team behavior in and outside of lab – interacting with internal regional and global teams and external customers.
  • Can work independently with minimal supervision on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to direct work with others
  • Proactive and is able to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Strong product knowledge
  • Minimum of 5 years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Formulating and testing of coatings.
  • Background in Chemistry and Material Science.
  • Education Requirements: BS, MS Chemistry and Material Science is preferred.