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Territory Manager - Northcentral and Northeast IL

Naperville, IL, US, 60564


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Looking for a career where you can do work that matters? At Timken, we improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery in markets like automation, food and beverage and renewable energy — advancing sustainable solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. Program participants will make immediate, meaningful contributions, collaborate with global teams, and have access to individualized career development and advancement opportunities — all within a values-driven, inclusive culture. Join our global team of 19,000 people in 46 countries, and help us move the world forward.

Territory Manager (Northcentral Illinois and Chicago Area)

 

Purpose

The position of Territory Manager is located remotely in the assigned territory of Northcentral and Northeast Illinois (Peoria, IL north and east up through south side of Chicago, IL), ideally within Chicago area. 

 

This 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 products and services. This position will be responsible for successfully navigating complex channels to market (OEM, Distribution and End User direct relationships) by utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • 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.
  • Ownership of the technical and commercial relationship with customers within the assigned territory by providing consistent and expert technical support, across the Timken portfolio of products and service.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or similar strongly preferred
  • At least 4 years of experience working with customers and developing long-term customer relationships and partnerships
  • In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, a high school diploma/GED with at least 10 years of experience working with customers and developing long-term customer relationships and partnerships
  • Position level will be dependent upon years of qualified, relevant experience and education

 

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.  #LI-AP1


 

 

 



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 20,000 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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Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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