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Solutions Sales Manager (Outside Sales) is a multi-pronged role in developing lead generation, appointment setting, and driving new business, namely with new clients. The SSM will research, identify and develop business opportunities, primarily in the industrial marketplace.
The Solutions Sales Manager will sell a broad range of environmental services, including, but not limited to; liquids waste management, technical and chemical services, industrial field services, on-site services, remediation services, transportation services, waste disposal, zero waste-to-landfill services, etc. Within 90 days from hire, the SSM should have the skill and know-how to handle prospects in evaluating and driving the process to engage the opportunity and complete their first sale. This role is performance based and can lead to broader territories or leadership opportunities.
This is a Chicago & IL based position.
What Makes This a Great Opportunity?
Learn in-depth research skills and be at the front line of driving revenue
Call into C-level, VP, EHS Manager and Director levels
Unlimited growth and income opportunity. Most aggressive paying bonus programs in the induistry.
Ability to set and manage your schedule while working in a flexible environment
Work for a firm that believes in treating its clients and candidates with honesty and integrity
Identify target accounts through networking, internet and phone research
Find contact information and verify data for accuracy
Create/Manage/Update data in CRM system
Find relevant news that aids in prospecting
Work with Marketing to develop and send pre-approach letters to prospects
Manage sales reporting as needed
Focus on warm and cold calling, interest generation and appointment setting
Mail and Email campaign management
Follow up calling on leads generated via marketing campaigns
Attend select networking events
Set appointments and drive new business
Goal of 5 + new meetings booked per week.
Outside Business Development
Manage incoming referrals, vetting out potential and driving new business
Full cycle sales on select accounts (from identifying opportunities, meeting with prospects, crafting proposals and closing engagement) following consistent meeting/exceeding of sales metrics.
Prior experience selling sustainability programs, transportation services, chemical sales, hazardous material handling services, safety services and programs, and manufacturing services helpful.
Knowledge of waste water treatment, hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, recycling, and green initiatives desired.
Minimum 5 years' outside sales experience
Interest in business development (rather than account management) with a "hunter" mentality
Experience or technological aptitude (working with CRM systems a plus)
Entrepreneurial spirit: willingness to do "whatever it takes" to achieve results in a start-up environment
Interpersonal skills - ability to interface easily with a diverse group of people
Intuitive and creative problem solver, resourceful and flexible thinker
Strong communication skills: listening and persuasion credible persona
Track record of taking initiative and meeting or exceeding tight timelines with attention to detail.
Decisive personality - Ability to set priorities and consistently drive results
Ability to handle objections quickly, calmly and effectively
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