Area Sales Manager
Berea, OH  / Avon Lake, OH 
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Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

ABOUT AVIENT:

Avient Corporation provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world.

Examples include:

  • Dyneema, the world's strongest fiber, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility

Avient employs approximately 10,000 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care, a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste and certified Great Place to Work. For more information, visit www.avient.com.

WHY AVIENT:

Avient Corporation is a world-class sustainable organization built on innovation, collaboration, and employee development. We are committed to providing a supportive and dynamic work environment where our diverse associates can grow and succeed, as well as positively impacting our planet and the communities we serve. Our Great Place to Work culture, values, and benefits make Avient an employer of choice for top talent.

We believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation, or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience, and performance.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law.

General Summary:

The Area Sales Manager position represents a leadership role leading a small sales team of professionals. Expectations include the ability to effectively coach a sales team to sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure Avient will continue to get the first and last look. Being skilled at customer centric selling approaches and effectively selling the value of our products and services are also keys to success and must have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. Individual will perform the function independently and interact and influence effectively at the managerial peer level. This individual is a thought leader who performs independently and has demonstrated the ability to effectively interact and influence peers and the next level up in organizations (Avient and Customer). Up to 75% travel is required (anywhere in the United States)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Purpose of the Sales Function is to Deliver:

  • Profitable revenue growth, including robust new business development.
  • Achieve stated gross margin targets as a percentage of sales.
  • Approach the sales process with a high degree of professionalism and effectiveness by successful utilization of customer centric selling skills and tools, such as use of scorecards, business reviews, EVE tools, high/wide/deep, 5 warning signs, prospecting & new account calls, development of a robust sales funnel, collecting ARs, avoidance
    of bad debts, cross selling, and effective CRM system management.
  • Delivering year-over-year growth in Operating Income and Sales for territory. Must have a proven track record of growing a business.
  • Creating an environment where a highly motivated, engaged team of Sales professionals thrive.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop direct reports is a key aspect of this position.
  • Development of highly productive relationships with key customers, suppliers and internal contacts is essential.
  • Demonstrating strong business acumen to manage a P&L, working capital, profitability, etc. Must be experienced in developing a budget, operating plan and goals for sellers and technical representatives that align & ensure delivery of the annual operating plan commitments. Development of short- and long-term sales forecasts for product lines and markets and preparation the business plan, strategy, and implementation of a successful business plan annually.
  • Performing market share analysis and preparation of recommendations for increasing market share.
  • Maintaining first-hand knowledge of technology changes, material development and market place conditions; makes presentations at sales meetings.
  • Serving as a member of the Commercial Leadership team in meetings and working on projects across the territory.
  • Create and maintain CRM data and sales statistics are required.

Scope:
Personnel: Leads a small team of sales professionals.
Budget: Manage a budget of a minimum of $3,000,000.
Sales Revenue: Territory specific.

Competencies:

Personal Skills - Self Confidence
Personal Skills - Negotiation Skills
Personal Skills - Assertive
Personal Skills - Self Motivated
Personal Skills - Training/Mentoring Others
Personal Skills - Time/Priority Management
Personal Skills - Influence
Software Skills - Microsoft Outlook
Software Skills - Microsoft Word
Software Skills - Microsoft Excel
Personal Skills - Work Independently
Software Skills - SAP Business Warehouse
Personal Skills - Work on a Team
Personal Skills - Organizational Skills
Software Skills - Microsoft PowerPoint
Leader of Others - Drives Engagement
Leader of Others - Courage
Leader of Others - Values Differences
Leader of Others - Ensures Accountability
Leader of Others - Develops Talent
Leader of Others - Organizational Savvy

Education and Experience:

Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
Sales & Customer Service - Cold Calling

Cross Functional - Strategic Planning
Cross Functional - Budget Management
Cross Functional - Leadership Experience
Sales & Customer Service - Sales
Cross Functional - Managing Direct Reports
Cross Functional - Process Improvement

Environmental, Health, Safety, & Security (EH&S) Requirements:

  • Avient integrates EHS&S into all aspects of our operations. Each position at Avient is responsible for complying with all applicable EHS&S requirements. Additionally, employees and management are responsible for reporting all EHS&S incidents immediately to ensure we keep EHS&S a priority within the organization.
  • Security includes physical security and cyber security.

Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. #LI-CB1, #LI-Remote


PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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