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Thank you for your interest in job opportunities at Simmons Knife & Saw. We are looking for talented, dynamic individuals to join our family.

We believe you'll find Simmons is a great place to work - a place where you can make a difference. Our working environment is both challenging and rewarding. We place a high value on teamwork but also recognize individual performance. A spirit of cooperation and teamwork is part of the foundation of Simmons' culture.  We live our core values of respect, integrity, positive attitude and passion every day.

We offer employees competitive compensation and benefits, continuous learning opportunities, the chance to work on challenging and interesting assignments and opportunities for a long-term career.
          • We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is safe and healthy.  
          • Simmons is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company.
          • We take great care to provide a benefit package that is not only competitive, but also provides for the safety, health,
            happiness and financial  security for all employees and their families.

 

Current Job Opportunities

 

Machine Operators

2nd Shift:  3:00pm-11:30pm

3rd Shift:  11:00pm-7:30am

 Please apply in person at 400 Regency Drive, Glendale Heights, IL  60139

 

 

 

 

 Territory Manager/Outside Industrial Sales Representative

Business to Business Industrial Sales

 

Simmons Knife & Saw, a leading manufacturer of high quality blades since 1946, is seeking a well-organized, customer centric, highly motivated Territory Manager/Outside Sales Representative to join our team.   We proudly serve the foam, wood, pallet, leather, packaging, metal fabrication and food processing industries.

 

We are a family-owned business and our strong culture definitely sets us apart. Our average tenure of over 11 years is proof that our employees enjoy working here and embrace, celebrate and live our core values of respect, integrity, positive attitude and passion every day. We are proud of who we are and where we're going and we're hoping you'll join us along the way!

 

As we continue to penetrate and find success in the marketplace, we are in search of an individual with exceptional relationship building skills and strong sales abilities to maintain our existing business and secure and develop new long-term business.  The successful candidate will possess a combination of business development with industrial sales and technical experience.  This position is located in our corporate office in Glendale Heights, IL and requires up to 35% travel within the Midwestern US.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grow the business within the territory using a sales process with agreed upon measurable activities that demonstrate progress towards key metrics.
  • Maintain and expand customer base by building and continuing rapport with key customers; providing appropriate training and support to distributors and identifying new customer opportunities.
  • Prepare and deliver sales proposals/presentations and follow up with key decision makers.
  • Build, track and manage a pipeline of qualified opportunities to closure.
  • Complete cold call prospecting activities to establish first and follow up appointments with customer decision makers.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Simmons’ products and pricing structure.
  • Use customer and prospect contact tools and software, and update relevant information held in these systems on a daily basis.
  • Regularly meet with Director of Sales & Marketing to review weekly sales activities, progress on goals, and status of prospective customers.
  • Attend industry trade shows to accumulate new leads and make productive contact with existing clients. Conduct thorough follow-up with territory leads after the close of the shows.
  • Stay on top of industry trends to identify potential opportunities for company growth. Includes identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks.
  • Plan and arrange business travel and accommodations.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Planning and project management.
  • Proven analytical/problem solving solutions for the customer and the Company.
  • Strong professional, well written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation, and closing skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Windows and Microsoft applications.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently to meet or exceed goals.
  • Ability to conduct business relationships with customers at various organizational levels.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • 5+ years of experience in a customer-facing sales role (business to business), preferably in industrial applications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of building business and hitting sales targets.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Physically stand for extended periods of time during exhibitions.
  • Understanding of ISO and Lean helpful. 
  • Must be willing to travel up to 35% of the time.
  • Base salary + commission and bonus

 

OUR OFFER: 

 

Joining Simmons means joining our family. Our working environment is both challenging and rewarding. Simmons’ culture encourages a spirit of cooperation and places a high value on teamwork, but also recognizes individual performance. We take great care to provide a benefit package that provides for the safety, health and happiness and financial security for all employees and their family.  You will receive a competitive base salary, commission and bonus plan.  We hope you’ll consider joining our family!

 

Check us out at www.simcut.com  and on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_i8SpE0EIA9UMq7VpILH7A

 

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