Machine Tool Sales | CNC Sales Recruiters | CNC Sales Engineers

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing and technical sales recruitment and placement. Our Machine Tool group is currently recruiting for an Inside Sales Professional for a top client.

This position provides sales support to sales engineers, regional sales managers and serves as a direct resource for quotation generation, machine availability, technical information, option availability, and shipment information. This role supports subsidiaries and independent distributors with training on processes and support services. It also works closely with marketing, product, and engineering groups to stay abreast of current initiatives, product development and product changes to help communicate these to the sales organization.

Responsibilities:
• Serving as alternate contact for customers and distributor sales reps when Regional Sales Manager or Direct Sales Engineer is not available.
• Assisting with ongoing training with quoting software
• Assisting Regional Sales Managers and Direct Sales Engineers with Saleslogix functions as needed.
• Serving as a liaison between sales and engineering to initiate, track and review special options quotations from engineering group, including MMC layouts
• Assisting in planning and facilitation of customer visits
• Serving as a liaison to appropriate contacts in Japan & Singapore for initiating and coordinating special option quotations and information requests.
• Assisting Regional Managers and Direct Sales Engineers by interfacing with service organization for resolution of open service issues to drive prompt closure.
• Helping with preliminary and final ODS preparation and submittal.
• Creating stock quotes in support of Master Production Scheduler.
• Marking and maintaining Machine Availability List.
• Confirming lead times of machine and options based on quoting activity for a specific customer inquiry.

Requirements:

• Bachelor degree or equivalent experience
• Operation/maintenance or other technical experience with CNC machining centers
• Ability to be a self-starter, with little need for supervision
• Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong people skills with the ability to work in teams
• Ability to operate as an advisor to all company sales channels, creating/suggesting solutions
• Attentiveness to mathematical detail
• Strong ability to prioritize, and operate efficiently amid numerous interruptions
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.