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Account Manager Technical Sales

Prater Industries Bolingbrook, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Prater Industries is looking for a self-motivated, high energy Account Manager to join our Winning Team. As the Account Manager your responsibilities will be to grow sales.

Prater is a world class leader in manufacturing equipment designed specifically for dry processing, powder and bulk solids applications. We develop market-leading processing solutions for diverse customer base including major branded names like Kraft, ADM, Cargill, Pillsbury, 3m, & Alcoa, to name a few.

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Why are we the best? Simple! We offer:

  • Medical, FSA, Dental, Life Insurance
  • 401 K
  • Tuition assistance program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Travel Opportunities
  • Team environment
  • Relaxed atmosphere – Jean Fridays!
  • Company picnics, Bags Tournament, and Christmas Parties, just to name a few

Account Manager Requirements:

  • Must be dependable, self-motivated with high energy
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years customer contact experience, Inside sales preferred
  • Work well in TEAM environment
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Flexibility to changing priorities and routines
  • Willingness and ability to cross-train and perform other job functions
  • Maintain positive attitude
  • Superb communications skills both verbal and written
  • Tech Savvy

Account Manager Responsibilities:

  • Address inquiries during trade shows, site visits, telephone calls, or emails to identify appropriate equipment from assigned Product Group for given applications or processes
  • Submit informative and thorough proposal, testing or rental agreement, and follow up plan to customer
  • Develop and grow relationships with specified key accounts, target customers, target markets, distributors, OEMs and existing customers.
  • Obtain application specifications from customer to identify appropriate product selection from company offerings
  • Make product selection for standard product applications
  • Develop technical expertise on product performance and design to assess application feasibility
  • Utilize internal team members knowledge base to support sales efforts
  • Prepare expected base cost for standard product assemblies
  • Research cost history and prepare estimate for special product assemblies
  • Review proposed offering with Engineering, Production, and Sales Management for all Systems and Non-Standard Offerings
  • Monitor, understand, and react to Sales, GPM targets, and strategies for assigned products
  • Review all incoming customer orders for proposal content, terms, conditions, and expected delivery date
  • Work with customer to resolve any order or specification discrepancies
  • Prepare Order “release package” for Engineering and Production including all necessary information for processing the order
  • Interact with internal team members through order process to ensure customer requirements are being met and communicated
  • Actively pursue opportunities for sales/marketing presentation of products, product improvements, and cost reductions

Prater Industries

Why Work Here?

Growing company that rewards our employees for their dedication.

Serving our customers since 1925 Prater offers a wide range of equipment for particle size reduction, enlargement, feeding and separation such as hammer mills, fine grinders, lump breakers, classifiers, rotary airlock valve feeders and more. All Prater equipment, parts and systems are designed and built to provide years of low maintenance, reliable service. Prater also offers highly skilled and experienced technical services on-site for start-up, troubleshooting and preventative maintenance.


2 Sammons Ct, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Bolingbrook, IL