We are a thriving medium-sized, second generation family business led by Christoph Kast, a graduate in business studies and son of the company's founder Dr. Günther Kast. Kast is one of the foremost manufacturers of technical textiles and industry leader for bookbinding materials based in Sonthofen, the southernmost city in Germany. The company's success reflects in the supply and export of a wide range of products into almost eighty countries worldwide for nearly six decades. Kast produces and develops technical textiles for a variety of industrial applications. Our range of services include the weaving of glass grids, carbon, basalt and other fibers as well as the refinement of textile surfaces such as dyeing, chemical finishing and coating.

Kast is expanding its operations in the United States with the addition of a sales manager. The vision for the sales manager goes beyond the day-to-day tasks and is expected to become an integral part of the company. This position is intended to integrate a sales manager long term to consistently expand Kast’s footprint in the US and oversee and manage the US expansion. The Sales Manager will act as an integral part of the management team and will work very closely with the management team based in Germany.

For more information visit our website at www.kast-usa (dot) com

Position: Sales Manager, Full-time

Job Description:

  • Develop and implement sales strategies with the German office
  • Hire and develop new sales team members to achieve sales goals
  • Establish professional relationships with key personnel in customer accounts
  • Negotiate and close agreements with prospective customers
  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the developing sales team
  • Monitor and analyze sales performance metrics
  • Manage the Budget for expenses and income for all activities of the US subsidiary
  • Prepare quarterly and annual sales forecasts and formal reports of the results
  • Record sales contacts and report monthly contact summaries to German office
  • Perform research, identify and contact new potential customers
  • Facilitate effective solutions and product application developments to meet customer and prospect needs
  • Liaise with Sales, Product Development and Executive management in Germany
  • Visit customers and prospects as needed, both in person and online
  • Be prepared to move into the position as future Executive top manager of the firm

Responsibilities:

  • Capable of managing a team of professionals
  • Understand and manage company financial results and reports, including Budgets, Profit and loss, receivables, balance sheet
  • Prospect new customers in order to grow Sales and Profits of Technical Textiles imports from the German parent company

Requirements:

  • Successful experience as a business-to-business Sales person 5 years minimum
  • Bachelor degree in Sales, Marketing, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Experience and computer skills with Sales tracking and written communication software
  • Strong communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Customer-oriented with demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Problem solver
  • Living in or able to locate to the Southeastern US, Georgia or South Carolina
  • Knowledge and experience with Textile products is a strong bonus
  • Having or able to get a passport and travel by air, as needed
  • Positive attitude and winning personality

Start Date: ASAP

Please submit a full application including a resume and cover letter.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot answer each application personally.

We review all incoming applications, and if we find your skills meet our particular needs, we will contact you.