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Veolia North America Area Manager - Water Treatment Chemicals in Wichita, Kansas

Company Description

Ready to make a splash in water treatment? At Veolia, we're on a mission to create a cleaner, more sustainable world by helping cities and industries efficiently manage their resources. We take immense pride in our diverse and inclusive team, celebrating the valuable contributions of individuals from all walks of life. We welcome diverse applicants to fuel our success, especially those interested in applying their expertise and problem-solving skills to our on-site technical roles!

Job Description

As the Sales Area Manager you will have overall responsibility for delivering the Area sales and margin plan. In this role, you will hire, coach, develop and lead a technical sales and service team. You will lead your team to deliver documented value for our customers that yields long-term customer retention and growth. You will lead your team in developing and executing sales plans to grow the business base and gain competitively held business.

**This role can be located anywhere in Oklahoma or Kansas, as long as they are willing to travel to customer sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage territory growth by acquiring new accounts, nurturing existing customer relationships, and providing coaching/mentorship to field sales teams to maximize customer acquisition and retention.

  • Collaborate with internal teams (Growth/Corporate Accounts, Commercial Operations, Technical Marketing, Product Management) to develop sales campaigns, enhance selling techniques, ensure proper pricing/contract management, and drive profitability.

  • Conduct customer training, plant visits, product demonstrations, and analysis to understand customer needs, present tailored solutions, and ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain accurate sales forecasts, lead a strong EH&S culture, and coordinate cross-functional relationships to support overall sales and service excellence.


Core Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or closely related discipline

  • Minimum of 6+ years of technical sales experience in water processes and chemical treatment

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively within the assigned territory as required (about 50-60%), reside in proximity to customers when necessary, and submit to a driving record check as the position involves operating a company vehicle.

  • Work frequently in a heavy industrial environment requiring use of Personal Safety Equipment and exposure to noise, dust, chemicals, and other similar irritants typical of those found in refinery, chemical plants, power plants, etc., as required.

  • Ability and willingness to comply with stringent drug testing and background check requirements set by customer safety requirements.

  • Basic Computer Skills including MS Office, and other software programs within a Windows environment.

Other Useful Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven experience in managing and providing strong, inclusive leadership to technical teams, sales teams, or field service teams to drive commercial results.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and budgets/expenses effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, along with strong interpersonal abilities to deliver feedback, recognize achievements, and achieve desired impact.

  • Demonstrated skills in rewarding/recognizing individual and team accomplishments.

Additional Information

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive team, and are committed to continuing to foster a work environment that celebrates and values diversity. We believe that the diverse perspectives and experiences brought by our team members contribute to our success and drive innovation. Come be part of something special - start your journey today!

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

As an inclusive company, Veolia is committed to diversity and gives equal consideration to all applications, without discrimination.