Sales/Project Manager

The Sales/Project Manager is responsible for developing new and existing customer relationships through the promotion of niche profile extrusion processes offered by Wisconsin Plastic Products, Inc. The person in this role will manage customer interaction for all new products and projects from origination to production pass off. This position will be responsible for maintaining acceptable gross margins with pricing updates and/or continuous improvement efforts conducted by the team.

Job Requirements

  • 3-5 years of manufacturing experience preferably within plastic profile extrusion
  • 1-5 years of custom profile extrusion sales experience
  • Basic CAD experience
  • Existing client base or intel for potential customers requiring profile extrusion
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Leadership/People management skills

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and cultivate new business opportunities
    • Develop quotations for opportunities spawned from digital marketing and sales representation agencies
    • Perform diligent follow-up on open quotations
    • Manage product pricing as internal and external cost variables change
    • Participate in executive level meetings
    • Conduct weekly meetings to monitor open project progress
    • Negotiate supply agreements for new customers
    • Serve as a technical resource to customers and sales representation network
    • Develop an understanding of core customer’s needs and growth opportunities
    • Develop and deliver presentations
    • Develop supplier relationships when required
    • Provide coaching and conflict resolution for issues that arise with customer service team
    • Lead the companies digital marketing campaign
    • Travel for in person customer visits
    • Prepare documentation and participate in bi-annual strategic planning initiatives

    Necessary Qualifications

    • Must possess a good understanding of the plastic profile extrusion process
    • Should have a working knowledge base for polymers commonly used in plastic profile extrusion
    • Highly skilled within the Microsoft Office suite
    • Strong mechanical and mathematical aptitude
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Familiar with the interpretation of blueprints
    • Must be able to navigate within a team dynamic

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Equal Employment Employer

    Wisconsin Plastic Products, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all employees. It is the company's policy to seek and employ the best qualified personnel in all positions to provide equal opportunity for advancement to all employees, including upgrading, promotion and training, and to administer these activities in a manner which will not discriminate against or give preference to any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, handicap, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other discriminatory basis prohibited by state or federal law.