Saint-Gobain Automotive Application Technician (Automotive Aftermarket Division) Mid-Atlantic – D.C., Maryland, VA in Washington/Metro, District Of Columbia

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities.

Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the UK. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.

With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

The Automotive Aftermarket (AA) channel has a great opportunity for an Automotive Application Technician (Technical Rep) who will be directly responsible for providing technical support and training to the end user network; including major regional opportunities with specific responsibilities at the multi-shop operators and national consolidator level. This person will be able to apply the skill, know-how, and experience in the areas of product performance and product application to exhibit our products’ performance based on our customers’ needs and compared to our competition.

The Technical Representative will focus on key multi-shop operator accounts to ensure we are meeting designated efficiency goals within the company’s product categories; and training/implementing agreed upon standard operating procedures. The incumbent will also train the sales team for their specific market on all products, applications, and support tools.

This position functions in a critical space to support growth initiatives. This position serves as a great opportunity to learn all aspects of the business. The overall mission of this position is to travel a large geography in the assigned territory in support of our selling efforts. Time will be sent putting on sanding, finishing demonstrations and facilitating training of how to showcase our growing product portfolio.

Interested candidates should have prior field experience with a strong technical aptitude, excellent organizational skills, and interest in automotive refinishing. Prior selling experiences a plus. The incumbent should have at minimum, a High School Diploma. A successful candidate should have 3-5 years’ of Collision Industry experience; and knowledge of repair processes along with a working knowledge of estimating systems. Must be able to present and conduct hands-on training at all customer levels. Preferred candidate has well developed presentation skills and will be able to demonstrate prior public speaking experience. Must have a proficient level of ability in Microsoft Office, contact management, CRM and other forms of data management and analysis is necessary. Candidates must have an interest in fieldwork and regular demonstration and promotion of an automotive aftermarket product line. This position requires a self-starting, highly motivated, individual who works well in both a team environment and thrives on individual achievement and operates comfortably and successfully with minimal supervision. Travel is up to 70%.

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