Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Refractory Sales Manager

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing,  industrial and technical sales recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Regional Sales Manager with steel industry contacts as follows:

Industry leading manufacturer of ceramic fiber insulation and consumable refractory products sold into steel mills seeks a regional sales manager covering the Midwest US.  Ideal candidate location is Chicago. Target accounts are US Steel-Gary, ArcellorMittal-Burns Harbor and Indiana Harbor, Gerdau Ameristeel-West Allis/Milwaukee, Nucor-Crawfordsville and Granite City Steel.

Compensation is $50-60K base + commission.  Other comp are health benefits, 401k and 2 weeks PTO.  Heavy travel in the region, company reimburses for mileage at the IRS rate.


  • Excellent communication skills
  • 5 years of experience in outside industrial sales
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Self-motivated and managed
  • Strong knowledge of computer software including Word, Excel, Database programs and Email programs
  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in the metals industry a plus
  • Knowledge of applications for refractories, especially refractory ceramic fiber is helpful

Work Environment:

  • Work location to be home office with a minimum of 60-80% travel to customer facilities expected
  • Time is spent in customer facilities exposed to dust, molten metals and heavy equipment
  • Personal protective equipment is required