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3M Packaging Sales Specialist, Chicago, IL in United States

Job Description:

Packaging Sales Specialist, Chicago, IL

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with other curious, creative 3Mers.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Packaging Specialist for Illinois, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Leads the development of new and existing end user customers, focused on the packaging portfolio of solutions while also developing opportunities at multi-location end users with the Food & Beverage, Healthcare, and e-fulfillment markets.

  • Implements collaboration with the packaging sales team as well as inside sales resources to engage on new opportunities with end users and channel partners.

  • Determines sales goals and utilizes resources and tactics to meet and exceed sales objectives.

  • Supports relationships with key personnel at multiple levels in the buying process to attain territory sales goals and generate leads for new business.

  • Provides input in the development of short- and long-term growth targets that align with existing business plans and strategies for greater territory and account penetration.

Company Vehicle

This position requires driving a company vehicle, which will require pre-employment and ongoing review of motor vehicle history for candidates who are offered and hired for this position.

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Three (3) years of field sales experience independently managing a specified territory in a private, public, government or military environment

  • Current, valid Driver’s License

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Master's degree in Business or Sales Development (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Experience within the packaging industry working through distribution.

  • Five (5) years of professional field sales experience and collaboration responsibilities in a private, public, government or military environment.

  • Skills include:

  • Computer skills including Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experience to work with CRM tools (Salesforce.com preferred)

  • Strong sales/business acumen

  • Strong selling skills

  • Technical/Mechanical understanding

  • Current, qualified employees of the ISMC will be preferred

  • Ability to use financial data to drive sales

Location: Chicagoland area

Territory: Chicago Territory

Travel: May include up to 20% Domestic travel within the territory

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

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

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

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Applicable to US Applicants Only:The expected compensation range for this position is $110,762 - $135,375, which includes base pay plus variable incentive pay, if eligible. This range represents a good faith estimate for this position. The specific compensation offered to a candidate may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant knowledge, training, skills, work location, and/or experience. In addition, this position may be eligible for a range of benefits (e.g., Medical, Dental & Vision, Health Savings Accounts, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Benefits, Life Insurance, Voluntary Benefits, Paid Absences and Retirement Benefits, etc.). Additional information is available at: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/.

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Pay & Benefits Overview: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/careers-us/working-at-3m/benefits/

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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