Inside Sales Specialist, 3M US Business Services, Maplewood, MN
Maplewood , Minnesota
January 10, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking an Inside Channel Sales Specialist for the US Business Services Organization located in Maplewood, MN.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Inside Distribution Specialist will be responsible for growing and developing an assigned distributors in a b2b sales environment.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Drive 3M sales to assigned distribution in assigned territory.
  • Drive profitable product sales within key divisions such as Industrial Tapes and Adhesives, Abrasives Systems Division and Personal Safety Division
  • Establishes and maintains customer relationships. Understands the customer's business/sales model to influence key players.
  • Introduces new products, and communicates promotions to relevant customers and prospects
  • Maintain and update a working sales plan with strategies and tactics to achieve annual sales forecast
  • Demonstrates a proficient level of procedural and technical product knowledge to identify products that meet customer needs
  • Work to attain sales quota, sales quality and sales productivity metrics
  • Shares best practices with the team to promote a positive team environment
  • Proficient in identifying market trends and account needs in order to react to market activity and reach favorable sales goals.

Knowledge Set
  • Solid understanding of the 3M Distributor product lines
  • Knowledge of the key markets distributors sell into
  • Knowledge of competitive suppliers & product lines

Skill Set
  • Advanced selling skills & value selling cost comparisons
  • Strategic, analytical, and creative thinking skills
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Effective selling skills with strong oral , written & presentation skills
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Lotus Notes, and CRM systems
  • Time & territory management
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree or higher from an accredited university
  • One (1) year combined Inside and/or Outside Field Sales experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year selling and/or working with Industrial products is preferred
  • CRM experience / pipeline management
  • 1 year working with Industrial Channel
  • 3 years inside sales experience
  • 3 years technical sales experience is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
  • Experience leveraging Social Sales tools / processes (Linked In, Webinars, etc...)
  • Inside sales and field sales experience highly desirable
  • Ability to work in a high volume rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to collaborate and compromise, including team leadership
  • Strong Active Listening skills
  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products and
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to stay focused on tasks
  • Good interpersonal skills

Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 10 % Travel
Relocation: Relocation is not authorized for this initial position

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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