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Product Specialist in Belmont, NC at Vallen

Date Posted: 1/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you our next Product Specialist?


The Opportunity

You will be a part of the Vallen Innovation Program and a member of the Application Specialist team. You will be supporting an existing base of customers and working with Vallen Integrated Solution Managers, National Account Managers and Account Reps key to developed solutions, customer specifications, drive demand and deliver continuous improvement cost savings. 

We have multiple openings within 3 major categories: 

  • Power tools, assembly tools, and tool storage systems
  • Metalworking, cutting tools and metal cutting fluids and lubricants
  • Industrial MRO products with emphasis on abrasives, tapes and adhesives

About Vallen

Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, metalworking, safety and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world. Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.

Working at Vallen

At Vallen, we are committed to the success of our customers and our co-workers and do what it takes to get the job done right. We work diligently to improve and drive results that create value. We’re hands-on, responsive and team-oriented. We apply our insights, experience and relationships to find the best solution to every challenge. We hold ourselves to be personally accountable to do what we say we will do.

Location/Travel: This position is home office based and requires 60-80% travel. Close proximity to major US airports required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a written business plan outlining goals and measurable objectives.
  • Present to both internal and external customers.
  • Travel to existing Vallen Fortune 100 manufacturing locations and provide solutions to drive productivity savings and business growth.
  • Double digit growth and double digit cost savings for assigned application category.
  • Provides customers with solutions that reduce costs or increase efficiency.
  • Work closely with Vallen supplier(s) to maintain build application expertise in assigned category.
  • Provide monthly sales and cost savings reports
Required Skills

Qualifications & Benefits

  • Minimum of 5 years power tool and/or assembly tool manufacturer or distribution experience preferred.
  • Previous field sales experience with power tools and/or assembly tools is preferred
  • Successful candidate will be competitive, organized, detailed oriented and capable of developing and documenting processes and solutions to help customers improve their plant operations.  
  • Business analysis experience and the ability to identify and implement improvement opportunities are required
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience is required.
  • Understanding and awareness of major power tool and hand/assembly brands and applications, and the ability to distinguish market offers and capabilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills plus the ability to conduct effective meetings.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to perform in a fast paced, performance driven and results oriented environment.  
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts and a definitive career path.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran