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Account Manager

Company: Hydrite
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Job Description:

Great teams start with good chemistry.WHO WE ARE

We are a company where people matter.

We are family driven.

We are financially strong.

And we are looking for problem-solvers to join our growing team.

Looking for a career that will allow plenty of upward mobility and unlimited growth potential?


The primary purpose of this position is to assume ownership of an assigned sales territory, or an assigned account portfolio, and manage it with a business plan that facilitates the achievement of the annual performance goals mutually agreed upon with the respective manager. As Account Manager, primary responsibilities include:

  • Account Manager Minimum Standards:

    • 5+ Years of Hydrite sales experience or industry management.
    • Can construct a business plan with Sales Manager assistance.
    • Has developed most skills on the job description, and requires moderate assistance from the sales manager to perform at grade level.
    • Manages and maintains a sales territory of Top 20 accounts.
    • Meet expected gross margin growth goals. (5% minimum gross margin growth)
    • Meets established new business goals for new accounts and new business at existing accounts.
    • Meets goals for business retention and growth.
    • Works with sales manager to manage margin per lb. to achieve maximum margins.
    • Is proficient at identifying new business opportunities.
    • Is gaining proficiency at utilizing company resources.
    • Prepares self-assessment for semi-annual performance review utilizing objective and subjective criteria.
    • Performance Measures: Changes in volume, margin, revenue, margin per unit, margin %, account retention, and new business.

    • Grow and protect the existing business by:

      • Constructing and executing a sound annual business plan with some assistance from sales management.

      • Building in-depth relationship with decision-makers at key accounts.
      • Developing Preferred Account Management Plans.
      • Meeting competitive threats.
      • Making personal visits to key accounts and entertaining the accounts' decision-makers when deemed appropriate.
      • Utilizing detailed and comprehensive reviews of sales history data (12 month perspective) and reporting variances to the sales manager.
      • Resolving customer service issues and complaints to the customer's satisfaction.
      • Performance Measures: Top 20 margin increases & decreases, new margins & volume at existing accounts, number of new resources added.

      • Improve gross margins by:

        • Identifying competitive situations and negotiating a response that reflects Hydrite's value-added proposition.
        • Using the Price Change Notification System as a tool for improvement.
        • Analyzing account/product gross margin data and implementing appropriate price adjustments.
        • Responding to "Low Margin Alerts" and "GM% Exception Report".
        • Performance Measure: Change in GM/dollars.

          • Obtain new business by:

            • Using the Sales Funnel as a sales development tool.
            • Structuring programs for customers and prospects that take advantage of Hydrite's manufacturing equipment and distribution strengths, as well as Hydrite's financial resources.
            • Expected to engage corporate resources to help create competitive advantage.
            • Performance Measures: New margins & volume at new accts. GM dollars of new business.

            • Perform all duties outlined within the relevant SOPs and perform all other assigned duties.

              • Performance Measures: Manager's assessment

              • Improve personal skill levels in the following areas:

                • Pre-call planning (Goals and agenda) and post-call follow-up
                • Selling and negotiation skills,
                • Understanding and communicating Hydrite's competitive advantages,
                • Time and territory management techniques,
                • PRISM capabilities regarding sales history analyses.

                • Performance Measure: Manager's assessment

                  REPORTING STRUCTURE

                  • This position reports to the Director of Sales – Foam.
                  • Works with Operations, TS&D and Corporate Purchasing.


                    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
                    • College education and prior sales experience preferred.
                    • Just have a valid driver's license and have an acceptable motor vehicle driving record.
                    • Must possess computer skills and be proficient at Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and job specific software.
                    • Must have communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to read, write, and speak English.

                      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

                      • Ability to attend meetings. Ability to sit, work at a computer terminal, and/or talk on the telephone up to 4 hours at a time.
                      • Ability to travel to customers and stay overnight when necessary.


                        Benefits and perks include three retirement plans (401k, pension and profit sharing), medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, legal services insurance, scholarship awards for children of employees, summer picnic, community giving events, free family wellness coaching including nutritionist and fitness coach.

                        WHY HYDRITE?

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