About SBM Life Science:
SBM Life Science is the Home & Garden division of SBM Company. This division employs 350 staff members, with more than 20 locations in Europe and the US. With over 2,500 products distributed worldwide. Under the Bio Advanced brand, we’re known for developing industry firsts that give consumers new ways to fertilize and protect their lawns, kill weeds, grow plants, control insects and diseases, and protect their homes.
Position Title: Area Sales Manager
The primary responsibility of this role, as Area Sales Manager within our consumer division of SBM Life Science, is to meet sales targets and manage customer relations and operations within assigned area. This NC position will be based in the following area (Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro or Mooresville/Huntersville) and includes responsibility for the entire state of NC & eastern SC.
Major tasks and responsibilities of position:
Meet and exceed sales targets
Drive sales with assigned key account retailers through personal selling and promotional planning
Manage business in assigned home center and regional accounts
Recruit, hire and manage seasonal in-store service representatives
Drive sales through assigned distributor branch(s) and/or Distributor Sales Representatives
Develop sales strategies with key partners: distributors and dealers
Build product knowledge on SBM products as well as competitive products
Manage T & E budget
Preferred 4 Year Business degree with minimum of 3 years’ relevant industry experience
Non-degreed 5 years’ relevant industry experience
Experience selling consumer products lines preferred (Grocery, Beverage, Lawn & Garden Industries)
Strong computer skills: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
Strong analytical and Key Account management skills
Ability to travel within an assigned territory, including overnight
Ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds
Ability to climb an 8-12 foot safety ladder
A valid driver’s license is required
Ability to pass criminal background, DMV, and drug screening
SBM Life Science Provided Benefits:
This full time Area Sales Manager position within SBM Life Science comes with a generous benefits package including a company car, health/dental/vision insurance, 401K program, and more.
SBM Life Science is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. In addition, the Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.