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Republic Services Sales Manager in Mt Prospect, Illinois

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Sales Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the sales function for an assigned division to effectively execute sales strategies that will maximize sales volume, drive targeted profitable growth and professionally develop the sales staff.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive business strategies, and sales and marketing plans that complement the overall operating plan for the business unit.

  • Develop the sales forecast and maintain accountability for sales goal achievement, including but not limited to respective key metrics and/or budget achievement.

  • Direct a staff of sales and administrative personnel, including responsibility for hiring, training and performance coaching and management; complete weekly “ride-alongs” with sales personnel to provide training and coaching.

  • Assist with new customer solicitation, bid preparation and customer retention strategies.

  • Meet regularly with sales personnel to review sales activity funnel (CRM tool), customer retention and relationship activities, review sales performance compared to goal, production and training needs.

  • Proactively contact assigned accounts to identify customer needs, changing requirements or potential issues and resolve accordingly.

  • Participate with business unit leadership to develop and implement pricing strategy to meet Company objectives.

  • Maintain an awareness of market behavior and competitive trends in designated market to anticipate changing customer needs; proactively manage customer base.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Company’s available services, lines of business, pricing structures to assist sales personnel in particular selling circumstances as the need arises.

  • Complete all required sales reports in a thorough and timely fashion.

  • Review Customer Service Agreements for terms and conditions pricing, accuracy and other requirements.

  • Perform other job-related duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, management or similar field.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a role that includes supervising or managing sales personnel and activities.

  • Experience developing comprehensive sales strategies.

  • Professional presentation; is confident, assertive and displays a high level of self-esteem.

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient manner.

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal); is able to effectively communicate to all levels of management, both internally and externally.

  • Strong active listening skills; gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and letting others fully state their ideas.

  • Grasps concepts quickly and has good follow through skills; adheres to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise; maintains a positive outlook.

  • Has the ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation; seeks information from appropriate sources; has the ability to tackle a problem using a logical, sequential approach and can anticipate the implications of actions.

  • Is self-motivated; maintains a feeling of pride in work; has a strong work ethic and strives to achieve all goals; is competitive and has a strong drive to win; takes appropriate risks.

  • Is trustworthy and maintains the highest level of confidentiality at all times.

  • Is high energy, friendly and engaging; has excellent persuasion skills; can persuade others to change their minds or behavior.

  • Has a service orientation; is actively looking for ways to help people.

  • Ability to foster teamwork and enlist the support and participation of others.

  • Demonstrates the ability for innovation and supports organizational change to enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Is responsible for one’s performance and sets clear expectations for the performance of his or her team.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in a sales role, including experience in peer leadership or supervision of other sales personnel.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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