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Technical Sales Engineer at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Christiansburg, Virginia

Job Description:
As the Technical Sales Engineer, you will be the primary contact for technical requests for new, returning and current clients. You'll be responsible for growth within current clients and new business by preparing technical content for marketing, qualifying leads, and networking.

  • Ensure the highest win rate when turning new requests into projects.
  • Manage client expectations and ensure client's testing needs are met.
  • Prepare and quote opportunities as timely as possible.
  • Track and follow-up on opportunities and opportunity samples.
  • Communicate information clearly and correctly, internally and externally, as required to assist clients, document client requests by phone, and email as necessary.
  • Update and maintain CRM database, email, and client lists.
  • Responsible for tradeshow preparation with the Sales Group as well as staffing at tradeshows.
  • Report sales data.
  • Client interaction specific to a project or a potential opportunity as necessary.
  • Track requests that are currently outside of our scope to justify new capabilities.


  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry or other relevant science degree.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a directly relevant position.
  • Industrial experience is required.
  • Broad knowledge of the use and characterization of polymeric materials particularly in industrial use.
  • Great communication skills.
  • General PC knowledge and competent in Microsoft office.

  • Experience in a cDMP environment.

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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