District Sales Manager, WU California

Application Deadline: 

Hayward, US, 94545

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  40
Employment Type:  Regular

Grundfos is seeking a District Sales Manager to join our Water Utility team (remote, can be based anywhere in California). This role will focus on growing the Grundfos Water Utility (Municipal Market) business by defining, measuring, analyzing, improving, and controlling the activities within his/her defined geography and accounts. The territory for this position would include the state of California, with possible additional (adjacent) areas. The District Sales Manager primary responsibility is to grow the business in the territory by supporting the Grundfos Business Partners who have front line responsibility for day-to-day sales and market activities with Grundfos end users.  Also responsible for selling to existing and potential direct accounts in project sales situations. Relocation for this position cannot be supported and qualified candidates must have authorization to work in the USA without support.


What is the job about? 

  • Participates with the Business Partner in a sales support role by making sales visits with the Business Partner. Also participates in local and regional trade shows so as to facilitate and add value to the selling process.
  • Develops, maintains, and executes a territory plan.
  • Continually assesses current Municipal / Water Utility distribution channels, develops and evaluates their performance and manages conflict, while ensuring alignment with territory plans.
  • Provides training on Grundfos products, applications, and sales processes, and will provide/facilitate training and education to all levels of the sales channel.  
  • Maintains data relative to partners, accounts, and activities, and documents customer interactions.  Prepares reporting as needed.  
  • Takes part in continued Education and Training programs and seminars, offered through and by Grundfos, to obtain and advance product, market and technical knowledge.


What do you need to apply? 

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline along with 3 – 5 years of experience in the pump industry (experience with Dodge Reports and/or the municipal sales process a plus).

  • Professional sales skills including key account strategies and plans.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Municipal / Water Utility market segment and a general knowledge of the other Grundfos target markets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pumps and pumping systems, rotating equipment including electronically controlled pump systems (VFD, controllers, etc.) used within the Municipal / Water Utility market.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective product presentations for all sizes of audiences for both internal and external customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent PC skills with above average knowledge and use of Microsoft Office application programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good aptitude for learning and applying new systems and programs     
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%, if necessary, both domestically and internationally. Thus, candidates should be able to maintain valid identification             


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We look forward to hearing from you. 

About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland