Account Manager - MSS


Charleston, SC, US, 29492

Company:  1181-Applied MSS



Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions LLC, a division of Applied Industrial Technologies, is a leading value-added national distributor of Class C Maintenance, Repair, Operating, and Production (MROP) products. Applied MSS specializes in fasteners, cutting tools, paints, chemicals, fluid flow, and safety servicing almost every industry.

At Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions (MSS), the Account Manager role has an immediate impact on our customers, on our company performance, and on personal earnings.


Position Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for maintaining an established book of business while opening new business. Use our handheld technology to manager customer’s inventory (VMI) and sell new products. You will be responsible for calling on engineers, maintenance, purchasing and others using your consultative selling approach to learn about your customers' applications and needs.


  • Achieve sales and profit goals by developing existing customers, opening new business and customer retention.
  • Prepare quotations and proposals, follow up and negotiate terms, and close transactions
  • Conduct sales and service activities, develop strong customer relationships, identify product applications, and introduce new products and services
  • Be strategic, extremely organized, and technologically savvy in your approach to managing your sales territory. 
  • Process and expedite orders, customer returns and returns to vendors in an accurate and timely manner with efficiency in vendor follow up to ensure timely delivery.
  • Product demonstration sessions for customers, survey market and competitive conditions
  • Complete reports regarding itineraries, expenses, sales calls, leads and other related reports

Position Requirements   

  • Proven Outside Sales within the industrial marketplace preferred
  • Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems
  • Self-motivated & aggressive in sales tactics and strategies; desire to close sales!
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Bachelor’s Degree/Equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement
  • Computer proficiency including MS office

When you join the MSS-Applied team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation, company vehicle and comprehensive benefits package
  • Career development opportunities
  • Personalized training & development program- where we ensure that you receive ongoing training and provide you with solid feedback and support to help you reach your goals.   
  • 401(k) w/ company match
  • Tuition reimbursement


Work for a corporation that believes in developing its people. Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded! We look forward to learning more about you—Apply Today!


Applied Maintenance Supplies & Solutions (Applied MSS) is a leading value-added distributor of C-Class Maintenance, Repair, Operating and Production (MROP) supplies specializing in fasteners; cutting tools & abrasives; paints & chemicals; electrical; pipes, valves & fittings; safety & PPE; janitorial; transportation; shop supplies; and more serving customers in virtually every industry.

Applied MSS is a part of Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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