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Laitram®

Account Manager

Location:

New Orleans, LA, US - Southeast Region, US - Southwest Region

Category

Sales & Business Development

Division

Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery, Inc., a division of Laitram, L.L.C., and a global provider of food processing equipment, is seeking a high energy, self-managed, results oriented Account Manager for the Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States, including Texas.   This individual will represent our shrimp products to food service and retail industries.  The qualified individual will have some sales experience and an excellent communicator.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience and make a major impact in our organization.

 

For nearly 70 years, Laitram Machinery has designed, built and serviced high-performance shrimp-processing equipment, steam cookers, blanchers, pasteurizers, and graders. Laitram Machinery, Inc., is one of four operating divisions of Laitram, L.L.C., and has been recognized for innovation and workplace excellence, including the New Orleans CityBusiness “Best Place to Work” award.  For more information, visit www.laitrammachinery.com.



Responsibilities:

  • Manage customer relationships. 
  • Identify and develop new sales opportunities; target food service and retail.  Use social media, networking, personal visits, distributors to create new opportunities for sales. 
  • Introduce and evaluate customers’ need for Laitram Machinery’s shrimp products. 
  • Keep accurate records of customer visits which will include, outcome of visit, next steps, sample delivery, sales totals, and pricing.
  • Regular customer visits, conference calls, and webcasts to fully understand customer needs. 
  • Present Laitram Machinery management with facts about customers and an accurate picture of the        market so that effective strategies can be built and decisions made. 
  • Embrace the concept of “self-management” in performing the above responsibilities.
  • Work closely with the Laitram Machinery team to ensure that customer needs are being met.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree or relevant work experience is required.
  • Self-managed, smart, high-energy, and a learning mindset.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication to all levels of an organization.
  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Access is a plus.
  • Experience in B2B sales.
  • Travel up to 50%.

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