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Sales Specialist - Aerospace

Naperville, IL, US, 60601

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If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken. Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.



The position of Aerospace Sales Engineer is located in the Chicago, IL area supporting Timken’s Aerospace OE bearing customers in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and California areas.  The position leverages strong commercial and technical skills and industry experience to recognize customer needs and apply Timken capabilities and technology across the full portfolio of Timken Aerospace products and services. 

  • Understands and leverages the Timken value proposition, which includes providing value through engineering solutions, to maximize price and sales to grow and protect business
  • Communicates the value of Timken products while eliminating price as an objection when delivering new products or projects
  • Demonstrates leadership skills by influencing, driving for results, and resource commitment
  • Provides customer expertise including leading customer negotiations, developing pricing strategies, and managing a portfolio of business accounts
  • Owns the customer’s experience: from initial contact, through the process of engagement, and into a long-term relationship while finding more-effective ways to collaborate across functions and levels during this end-to-end journey.



  • Manages sales process for assigned customer accounts or territory
  • Optimizes and successfully manages call plan to ensure calls are high value and efficiently outperform our competition
  • Delivers high-impact customer presentations that focus on Timken capabilities, solutions and value proposition
  • Works with Customer Engineering on complex system analyses, including bearing selection on non-standard part number or types
  • Utilizes CRM to develop customer-based sales plan including sales, won/lost business, plans to maximize pricing, new business attainment, and opportunity pipeline
  • Actively gathers and submits customer and market knowledge into monthly demand planning process
  • Takes active leadership role in the region to share knowledge, mentor junior associates, and participate in joint sales calls, where appropriate, especially to help solve problems and improve decision making
  • Develops and delivers effective technical and commercial training for internal and external audiences that range from individual contributors in a shop floor environment to executive level leaders in corporate offices



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of two years of working with, or responsibility for, progressively more complex projects that involve both commercial and technical issues
  • Extensive background in working with customers and developing long-term customer relationships and partnerships
  • Experience utilizing a CRM system
  • Market experience in mobile equipment and heavy industries such as metals, power generation and mining are desired.  Aerospace experience is preferred
  • Position level will be dependent upon years of qualified, relevant experience and education
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder due to accesses to munitions/ITAR restricted data


All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and industrial motion products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $4.5 billion in sales in 2022 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 46 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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