ECOLAB INC Technical Sales Representative in DES MOINES, Iowa

As the industry leader in water technology, we're growing and need talented people like you to help us continue to protect the world's most vital resource.Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, seeks a Technical Sales Representative to join its industry leading sales team. You'll be responsible for revenue and profit growth of programs and services in targeted accounts. Using a consultative sales approach, you'll build relationships with existing customers by executing system assurance programs that meet their key business needs. With strong account leadership, you'll also convert strategic competitive accounts and sell new technologies to current customers.What's in it For You:You'll join a growth company offering a competitive base salary, bonus structure and benefitsA company vehicle and cell phoneA long term, advancing career path in service, sales or managementAccess to the industry's most innovative training programsSupport from a dedicated technical service teamA culture that values safety first, including training and personal protectionPride in working for a company that provides clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environmentsWhat You Will Do:Generate and execute sales plans in existing customer base and in assigned competitively-held accounts, to meet profit increase goals. Target % sales time will be approximately 20-40%Work closely with current and prospective customers to understand business needs and recommend continuous improvement and innovation plans that will maintain and grow salesDevelop strong relationships with key stakeholders in current and prospective customers, including plant or facility executivesProvide technical support to customers; identifying and resolving customer challenges, escalating as requiredEngage in problem solving by performing system analysis, interpreting data and providing written recommendations to ensure customer operations are performing at optimal levels.Actively sell and support Nalco Water innovations and technology in assigned customers to promote long-term business relationships with Nalco WaterTerritory/Location Information:This position is based in Des Moines, IATerritory covers about a 120 mile radius of the surrounding areaTargeted accounts are within the Institutional industriesLess than 5% overnight travel requiredAs a trusted partner, your customers will rely on you for their success. Nalco Water is committed to seeing you succeed and provides innovative training programs to ensure you're prepared to solve any customer problem.Training programs are held in the field and at Nalco Water Headquarters in Naperville, IL; travel is arranged and paid for by Nalco Water. Based on your skill level and experience, topics covered may include technology, product, service, business and industry acumen, direct coaching and mentoring, sales management and leadership, classroom training and certifications.Relocation assistance would be provided for the right candidate.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degreeTechnical sales or field sales support experiencePossess a valid Driver's License and acceptable Motor Vehicle RecordImmigration sponsorship is not available for this rolePreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in engineering (chemical, mechanical, industrial) or life sciences (biology, chemistry, etc.)Water treatment or specialty chemical industry experienceWorking knowledge of boilers, cooling towers, HVAC systems, and wastewater treatment systemsAbout Nalco Water:In a world with increasing water shortage and contamination challenges, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, helps customers conserve more than 161 billion gallons of water each year. We work with customers across the world in the light industry (institutional, food & beverage, transportation and manufacturing), heavy industry (chemical, power and primary metals industries), paper and mining operations to reduce, reuse, and recycle their water while protecting their systems and equipment. Nalco Water pr