Account Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60609

Company:  1181-Applied MSS


Our company culture is friendly, fun with healthy competition and rewards. At Applied Industrial Technologies, we offer integrity, inclusion, and career advancement. Individual contributorship and ideas are encouraged and welcomed. 

At Applied Maintenance Supplies and Solutions (MSS)/a division of Applied Industrial, the Account Manager/Outside Sales role has an immediate impact on our customers, on our company performance, and on personal earnings. This is a fantastic opportunity for a strong outside sales representative who thrives in consultative sales and has some knowledge of industrial products. 



Reporting directly to the District Sales Manager, you will be responsible for building a territory and growing earnings by developing repeat business relationships in existing accounts and opening new business. Use our handheld technology to manager customer’s inventory and sell new products. You will also be responsible for calling on engineers, maintenance, purchasing and others using your consultative selling approach to learn about your customers' applications and needs.

  • Maintain our current customers while prospecting new opportunities.
  • Prepare quotations and proposals, follow up and negotiate terms, and close transactions.
  • Product demonstration sessions for customers, survey market and competitive conditions.
  • Complete reports regarding itineraries, expenses, sales calls, leads and other related reports.

Why join us?

There is a reason we have been named a Best Workplace 20 times. Applied has earned the Outstanding Employer Support award from the US Navy and we are a GSA approved vendor.

You'll receive rewards and resources to fulfill you both professionally and personally. In addition to competitive pay including bonus opportunities, company vehicle, and all the benefits you would expect from an industry leader (401K, insurance, time off, employee assistance, etc.) you will also enjoy: 

A LASTING CAREER – Career paths are available in sales, operations, or management throughout the country.

  • Solid existing account base!
  • Professional development, training and tuition reimbursement.
  • Great work / life balance.

Position Requirements:     

  • Minimum, 1 year business to business sales experience, route sales and or developing new business and managing a territory.
  • Industrial/MRO experience/background is a plus!
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record are essential.
  • Basic word, excel, and computer skills, SAP a plus!
  • High school diploma or equivalency.


  • Hands-on product demonstrations for customers and prospects; mechanical aptitude.
  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Relationship-building skills at all levels with customers and prospect organizations.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.

Individual contributors with fresh ideas and passion for excellence are encouraged and rewarded! Apply now for immediate consideration!  

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: Chicago

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