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Outside Sales

Company: Columbia Food Machinery, Inc.
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Would you like to put your experience to work selling a broad array of machinery in varied applications? Based in Salem, we are an established supplier of equipment to food processing plants in the Northwestern and Midwestern US and Canada. Our equipment is highly specialized, market-leading, and provides unique improvements to factory operations. Our team finds creative ways to use innovative machinery to improve food processing. Our salespeople are often involved in projects from their inception, helping with the initial design of the plant improvement or system. They guide the customer in their selection of the best equipment for their needs. After the sale, we continue to assist customers with installation, start-up, operation, and ongoing maintenance.We've been helping processors automate and improve efficiency for over 40 years. Our employees are acknowledged to be excellent resources for the plants they visit, developing deep knowledge of customer needs over their long tenure with our company. We're looking for a team member with these attributes:

  • Good communicator who is interested in equipment and can speak and write about machinery to engineers, plant managers, and company owners
  • Enthusiasm for assisting customers with technical questions and guidance concerning equipment application, installation, operation, and repair
  • Appreciation for our extensive field training which leads to a more complete understanding of customers' needs
  • Interest in hands-on training to learn to fine-tune and adjust specialized machinery and operator screens
  • The desire to manage a productive, defined territory with established customers
  • Interest in visiting customers regularly, typically travelling about 1/3 of the time
  • Three or more years' successful experience in industrial sales
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an industrial field
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Ability to live within commuting distance of our office in Salem, Oregon
  • Ability to legally enter Canada
  • Experience with drafting, drawings, or technical design is valuable
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. during on-site visits, start-ups, etc. in food processing plantsWe offer a competitive, negotiable salary with a meaningful performance bonus, benefits package including health, disability, and life insurance, and a generous retirement plan.

Keywords: Columbia Food Machinery, Inc., Salem , Outside Sales, Sales , Salem, Oregon

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