Sales Manager - Milwaukee - job 636193


Date: 02/23/2021

City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1966 and celebrating its 55th year in business in the coming year, ITW’s Pillar Technologies has been the industry leader in developing and manufacturing state-of-the-art surface treatment and induction cap sealing systems worldwide.  Pillar Technologies also  leads the industry in new product development for the packaging, converting and printing segments, with vast intellectual property and resources . As a business unit of ITW, our company has access to literally hundreds of products manufactured by over 400 business units within the family. When working at Pillar Technologies, you will be empowered in an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities to make an impact.

ITW, a Fortune 200 company, is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.  The company has prospered for over 100 years, changing the way people live and work all over the world.  Each of ITW’s businesses has an independent entrepreneurial spirit and freedom to innovate. The company has operations in 55 countries that employ more than 45,000 women and men who adhere to the highest ethical standards. It is the highly talented people at ITW who drive success through new products and customer driven solutions.

To learn more about the Pillar Technologies and what we do, please visit our website at: and our corporate website at:

Job Description


  • Develop and deliver the annual sales plan.

  • Management of assigned Manufacturer’s Representatives.

  • Increase profitability of sales volumes

  • Develop new prospects within target markets and convert them to commercial sales.


  • Identify new prospects for corona and plasma surface treatment product lines with the top 25 flexible packaging and textile converters and direct-sell the top three film extrusion OEMs, providing them innovative and proprietary automation solutions to reduce cost-per-package. Provide technical and economic value propositions to convert prospects to customers.  Support new product introductions through trade shows, webinars, seminars, direct calls, etc.

  • Maintain and maximize sales with existing customers, and within new markets with existing products.

  • Develop sales forecasts to support sales staffing, territory management, efficient production planning and raw material procurement. 

  • Monitor product performance and customer satisfaction; coordinate/provide technical sales support as required to improve customer retention.

  • Communicate market information to management, allowing the organization to react in a timely manner to take advantage of changing market conditions.

  • Aggressively manage Manufacturer’s Representatives in their assigned regional territories. Conduct annual Sales Assessments of Representatives using the Sales Assessment Development Tool.

  • Manage T&E budget.  Timely submission of formal Sales Call Reports.  Maintain and oversee project pipeline of all sales projects.

  • Co-develop integrated and technically supported account strategies with the Business Unit Manager.

  • Follow and enforce all safety policies and procedures with visiting customers, including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.  Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the work site.



Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.  3-5 years of successful sales experience selling capital equipment, preferably directly related to the flexible packaging industry and more preferably in the surface modification/treatment industry.  Experience managing Manufacturer’s Representatives a plus. Ability to communicate effectively; both written and orally. 


Work involves typical office routines and business travel as required; approximately 25-40%.  Will travel to customer and Representative  locations, trade shows and related customer driven/ business activities.  Occasionally expected to tour plant facilities and observe production runs.

Additional Information

Position is located in Milwaukee area. 

Pillar Technologies office is located at 475 Industrial Drive, Hartland, WI 53029-0110

ITW offers an extensive benefits package to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid time off, an employer matched 401K, and so much more!

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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