Sales Manager - Industrial Ceramics

Job location:
Home Based - United States
Created moment:
May 17, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08198

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Sales Manager - Industrial Ceramics

Job Summary

Location: Home based, SE

As a Ceramics sales manager, for your perimeter, your role is to:

  • Take charge in managing the existing customer base representing >10M in product revenue. 

  • Engage different prospects within the market to grow existing sales and extend customer portfolio for which you are responsible

  • Drive business & market development within North America for the Ceramics business segment.

  • Participate in the development of the commercial strategy to include distribution management within Ceramics & Aurora markets.  

  • Be responsible for the commercial development and the profitability of the activity on all the markets present in your area.  


  • Hygiene Safety Environment missions: Ensure compliance with safety rules, educate teams on preventive measures to achieve our safety objectives

  • Commercial plan building, execution & monitoring

  • Participate to the building of the annual sales plan/ budget forecast and mid-term plan for your perimeter

  • Direct sales forecasting activities and set performance goals accordingly

  • Execute the commercial roadmaps developed for your segment or products or geography

  • Analyses sales trends/preparation of reports for management/advise on the business

  • Coordinate effectiveness of sales and development strategies including ensuring appropriate analysis and action plans are in place

  • Ensure business is servicing existing customer base at (or surpassing) expectations and developing new growth opportunities in each circuit and market segment.

  • Develop plans and strategies for developing new commercial opportunities and achieving the sales goals with strong ability to build both internal and external relationships

  • Account management at medium account ; if relevant supports Key account manager or Sales directors for some large accounts, including but not limited to negotiating short term and long term contract, Identify growth/ profitability improvement opportunities (using CRM opportunity management functionality) and advance the relationships with customers in order to fully capture them

  • Apply the pricing policy vis a vis the assigned accounts

  • Establish and nurture relationship with assigned customers (management, purchasing, R&D)

  • Identify sales development targets, elaborate and implement appropriate development strategy 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business related field with equivalent market experience (background in Ceramics, Mining/Minerals a plus)

  • Minimum 5 years experienced as a sales person 

  • Proven track record sales & account Management

  • Business acumen and Technical appetite.

  • Approximately 50% travel

Position Type

Full time



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