Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Allow us to introduce ourselves…


You may think you don’t already know us, but our paths have definitely crossed before! From the water bottle in your hand, to the lamp lighting up your room, and even the t-shirt on your back, chances are each of these items were created using one of Atlas Copco’s industry leading air compressors. That’s right, compressed air is EVERYWHERE, and we are thrilled to have customers across all industries; medical, textiles, pharmaceutical, food manufacturing and many more… in over 180 countries across the globe! We like to think of ourselves as a Leader in the industry and encourage our employees to think the same!


We don’t just promote diversity and inclusion because it’s the right thing to do, we do it because it’s what drives best results. We welcome applicants of all race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, age, and all other legally protected status



Job description

The successfull Area Sales Manager calls on customers at job sites, business offices, and institutional account locations to identify and create rental service and sales opportunities. Calls on key account administrative and management personnel in offices to ensure customer satisfaction. Handles customer service issues in the field and negotiates rental contracts. Develops a thorough understanding of the market conditions (e.g. current customers, competitors, opportunities) for the assigned territory, develops and executes a strategy to achieve revenue goals.


Main activities 

Promoting & supporting the sales of all aftermarket products and services within the assigned territory

Continuously building and strengthening strong, loyal relationships with our customers through remote virtual meetings and on-site visits to support new business opportunities and growth

Promptly responding to our customer requests and effectively arriving with the appropriate solutions

Taking responsibility over territory management by maintaining constant interaction with customers to improve overall relations, creating customer satisfaction and preventing escalations in the long run

Territories covered include: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, and Indiana. 


Experience requirements

Minimum of three years of industrial sales experience, with demonstrated successful sales experience in rental equipment or a related field preferred.


What will help you succeed in your new role?

You are a self-starter and can work autonomously without relying on others, while at the same time are capable of collaborating well in teams

You have a strength in your interpersonal skills, can easily form relations with others and can effectively lead negotiations

You have 5+ years’ worth of experience in customer service, sales, or another similar field

You have technical knowledge of our products, technical education or equivalent knowledge gained from experience

You have intermediate to advanced skills using Microsoft Office, Excel and have basic experience using a form of CRM system

You have a valid driver’s license

This position will be for a road warrior, this will be a large district. Travel required. 



Demonstrated selling and interpersonal communications skills, with excellent oral and written communication. Customer service orientation and ability. Able to work effectively as a team player, and to work independently with little supervision, using organizational and time management skills. Able to work with sales and budget forecasts; to apply effective selling practices and techniques; and to conduct productive cold calling and customer sourcing activities. Proven ability to develop and implement strategies to enhance customer and market share. Excellent human relations and oral/written presentation skills. Ability to present and sell to high level executives. Proven sales management skills. Knowledgeable on various computer software programs such as: Salesforce.com, Word, Excel, ACT and Powerpoint.


Educational requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other Technical field.

Able to read instructions, numbers and to write legibly in English. Competent in understanding and communicating product and technical information. Completes mandated safety training within 10 days of hire. Follows supervisor’s instructions and works amicably with co-workers



Country and city description

USA - Chicago, Il or Surrounding Areas

Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Great ideas accelerate innovation. At Atlas Copco, we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind. Atlas Copco is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers in more than 180 countries. In 2019, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK104 (BEUR 10) and about 39 000 employees at year-end.

Our Employee Benefits:

Atlas Copco offers our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package with competitive well-being, health care, life insurance and retirement benefits and perks such as: 

  • Excellent compensation package, including a flexible benefits plan, and generous 401 (k) retirement plan
  • Health insurance/ Dental insurance/ Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • Salary based on knowledge, skills, and experience. 

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