Key Account Manager-Coatings-Midwest Territory

Posted 08 Aug 2019

Cleveland, Ohio - United States

Req Id 195525


A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:


As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for achieving sales budget goals by promoting and selling effect pigments and highly innovative functional solutions to Key Accounts and new customers in the coatings, plastics and printing industries. Establishing long term client relationships that result in further developing the business while achieving a high level of client satisfaction through outstanding service and expertise is critical. 


Travel up to 75% of the time. Territory will be the Midwest which will include: Milwaukee, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis.


An entrepreneurial thinker with strong industry knowledge will be very successful in this role.


Who You Are:


Basic Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Material Science or similar Economics, Business or Science discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience in business to business sales in the Coatings industry

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Proactive, entrepreneurial thinking and acting with a strong sense of the coatings market, its competitive landscape and technology trends.
  • Experience in managing global key accounts





What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.




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