ADVANTAGE STAFFING Technical Sales Rep (Recent Grads Welcom in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Job Title:Technical Sales Rep (Recent Grads Welcome) - Cedar Rapids , IAJob Description:Are you PASSIONATE about innovation? Do you thrive in a competitive environment? Technical Sales Consultant (2018)Employment Duration: Full TimeDescription:The TECHNICAL SALES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM is the premier opportunity for you to learn consultative, solution-based sales. Sales professionals work in a highly professional and fast-paced office an average of two days a week, while three days a week they visit manufacturers in a sales territory so that they can consult face-to-face on solving customers' critical quality control, reliability, and research or design applications. The Technical Sales Development Program is your opportunity to gain the training necessary to become an entry-level, direct sales professional. Sales Associates enter a program consisting of classroom training, on-the-job learning, and mentorship. The training program begins with a period of classroom training which typically lasts 1 to 3 months dependent on product line. While the products are highly technical, you will receive the training to become an expert on our products, solving applications, following our pro-active sales process, and conducting successful sales consultations. After successful completion of the Sales Associate classroom training, you will be promoted to Sales Engineer, initiating the on-the-job training phase of the development program. Included in your on-the-job training is a formal mentorship program, typically lasting from 4 to 6 months, which utilizes coaching to reinforce product and application training and develop your sales skills while you become responsible for customers in your own sales territory.Responsibilities and DutiesAttend product and application training at our Career Development Institute.Develop a thorough understanding of our products and applications through classes, seminars, and on-the-job training.Work with experienced salespeople to develop sales skills through real life examples and role-plays.Satisfactorily complete mentorship program providing sales training and an overview of our culture of success.Provide technical consultation and service to customers to help solve their applications using our products.Demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in adapting to company expectations and the challenges customers present you.Travel to customer locations three days a week and work successfully in a wide variety of manufacturing environments.*College Seniors & Recent Graduates are encouraged to apply*Requirements and QualificationsFour-year college degree.Interest and aptitude to master our highly technical products.Interest in working in manufacturing environments.Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills.Ability to listen and pro-actively react to customer questions and requests.Goal-oriented and extremely hard working with a desire to make a measurable contribution to the company's success.Desire to better yourself through our intensive training, mentorship, engaged management, and pro-active, process-oriented sales approach.Understand and abide by all company policies and procedures: including professional dress code, punctuality, attendance, and sales process policies.Willingness to travel 60% of the time, including the possibility of overnight travel.Ability to lift and carry 35 85 lbs. of demonstration equipment in and out of vehicles onto a dolly.Position requires the use of a personal vehicle. Larger vehicle may be required dependent on product line equipment size. Must have a valid driver's license at all times.*College Seniors & Recent Graduates are encouraged to apply*Apply if: . You are looking for an entry-level career opportunity. . You are looking to develop a career with a company.* You are passionate about beginning a career in technical sales.* You are interested in visiting manufacturing environments.* You are interested in technology and have a strong technical aptitude.* Yo