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Sales Engineer to buy out small business (Grass Valley)

Company name provided after initial contact

compensation: About 10-20 hrs/wk; about $30-$40/hr
employment type: part-time
job title: Sales Engineer
We're a small distributor of specialized industrial instruments used for fluids and imported from England. We sell to a wide variety of industrial and lab businesses across the US. I started this business 8 years ago as a spin-off from the previous distributor. I'm planning on retiring in the next few years and want to explore options. One of those options is to bring on board a part-time sales engineer who could buy out the business over time.

You would need to mostly work from the office (my house) initially but could eventually work from home part-time.

Important education and experience:
Engineering education and experience
Sales training and experience
Small business management experience
Strong computer/web technology skills
Good writing skills
Good phone skills

This is fairly technical. I have a BS and MS in Mech. Engineering, which is very helpful in this business, but somebody with a strong technical background who can learn quickly might be okay. The ideal person would have at least a BS in ME, strong sales experience, and solid experience running a small business with several employees.

I have a strong customer service ethic, and believe strongly in ethical selling. I only want to work with someone who is in alignment with those principles.

All of our customers are remote, with many in the Midwest and East. The business runs mostly on the web and through email, and requires fairly complex pricing and quoting. Platforms and tools we use:
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office 365, mainly Word and Excel
Microsoft Dynamics CRM for customer database
Microsoft OneNote for notes and procedures
Google Ads for marketing
WordPress for website
QuickBooks for accounting
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7744783085

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