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Product Specialist

Primary Responsibilities

The Product Specialist is a product technical resource for the market sales team. He/she will support all Axalta products in all segments including: Premium, Mainstream, and Economy to promote growth and customer loyalty. The Product Specialist works as a member of a market sales team to contribute to sales growth and customer satisfaction. This is a remote-based role covering Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Develops, trains and supports our distributor personnel to meet the needs of our collision shop customers, particularly in the areas of new products, technical support, training availability, and value-added programs

Trained and competent in all Axalta brands and technologies and processes to lead new customer installations, train and certify painters, and troubleshoot technical issues

Conducts education events like refinisher meetings, lunch and learns, WOW sessions and counter clinics to provide guidance in optimizing paint and material system performance and profitability

Demonstrates safety awareness at all times, including emphasis on the safe application of products and the use of personal protective equipment while acting as an example for customers

Is a strong team player and actively seeks opportunities to support market activities; collaborates well with team and eagerly contributes ideas during market meetings

Completes and participates in all ongoing trainings – assessments and certifications for all Axalta brands and technologies

Utilizes Axalta paint and material account management tools to support key accounts and reinforces Axalta’s technical support network with shop personnel

Manages overall selling expense within designated budget

Remains current with industry trends and association activities

Demonstrates and fosters teamwork with peers and other resources to meet customer needs and document progression

Maintains a flexible schedule and willingness to travel

Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma, required; Associates or Bachelor’s Degree, preferred

Minimum of 5 years of Industry experience

Possesses good computer skills and can effectively use applications such as e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Acts with a high sense of urgency, and will be able to prioritize work effectively

Having a good understanding of body shop operations and application equipment

Demonstrates effective written, oral communication, and presentation skills

Must possess strong problem solving, time management and communication skills

Aptitude to effectively work with others as a contributing member of a high performance sales team

Ability to sell, influence and negotiate with customers

Good interpersonal skills and sensitivity/respect for peoples' differences

Self-motivated; must be an effective performer with minimal supervision

Presents oneself in professional manner throughout all levels of the organization

Business background/acumen and strong customer focus

Has the ability to effectively network internally and with customers

Is an active listener and is able to interpret customer needs

Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% of the time

Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.

Overview

Axalta has remained at the forefront of the coatings industry by continually investing in innovative solutions. We engineer technologies that protect customers’ products – whether they are battling heat, light, corrosion, abrasion, moisture, or chemicals – and add dimension and beauty with colorful finishes. We have a vast and ever-evolving portfolio of brands primed to play an important part in everything from modernizing infrastructure around the world to enabling the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles.

Axalta operates its business in two segments: Performance Coatings and Mobility Coatings, which serve four end markets, including Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Our diverse global footprint allows us to deliver solutions in over 140+ countries and coat 30 million vehicles per year. We’ve recently set an exciting 2040 carbon neutrality goal, in addition to 10 other sustainability initiatives, and we take pride in working with our customers to optimize their businesses and achieve their goals.

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
N/A
Experience
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Posted
60 days ago

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