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Technical Sales Representative
Chicago, IL
Northeast Ohio
Baltimore, MD / Washington D.C.

Family owned and operated since 1953, Presta Products and its parent company are built on a rich tradition of commitment to customer care. Through the years we have built a definition of success that includes a strong, committed group of employees, innovative product development, quality manufacturing processes and customer satisfaction. 
The Presta line of products has been specifically formulated to deliver exceptional results on all painted surfaces. Whether your paint is clearcoat or single stage, whether new or old, Presta products will help you create a dazzling, mirror-like finish. In addition, Presta is the perfect choice for gel coats, mold refinishing, composites, Plexiglas and fiberglass. 
Our unique system of color-coded chemicals and buffing pads is easy to understand and helps ensure an optimal finish is achieved with each product. All of our compounds are water based, VOC compliant and easy to clean up. They contain no waxes, silicones or fillers to hide scratches so the finish observed after buffing stays true. With features like these, it’s easy to see why Presta is “The Finest of Finishing Products.”
Reporting Relationship: Presta National Sales Manager
Due to Presta Products’ sales growth we are seeking a Technical Sales Representative in the following areas – Northeast Ohio, Baltimore, MD / Washington D.C. and Chicago, IL. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in sales, excellent presentation and product demonstration skills and the desire for increased earnings and personal growth. Extensive travel is required. We are looking for someone with experience in the automotive aftermarket or paint, body and equipment industry.
Position Summary:
  • The individual in this position must be able to make effective product demonstrations to grow sales, travel as required, will primarily work with Jobber Sales Reps making body shop sales calls, and help with product training.
  • Must make effective product demonstrations for the purpose of growing sales in body shops, paint jobber stores, warehouse distributors and PBE tech centers.
  • Work daily with customer sales personnel and regional manufacturer’s representatives.
  • Ability to train Jobber sales reps, manufacturer reps, warehouse and jobber techs, body shop personnel on how to sell and use Presta Products properly
  • Willingness to travel extensively in regional territory, with occasional National trips (also in inclement weather)
  • Support Regional and National tradeshows as needed
  • Work with the Presta National Sales Manager to develop annual goals and growth targets 
  • Send call reports from field activity, competitive information, product and promotion ideas and industry information and changes to Presta National Sales Manager.
  • Person must be assertive and able to identify sales opportunities, system problems and present solutions
  • Fluent in Spanish.
  • Experience with waterborne and solvent based paints is a plus.
  • Must be self motivated and self disciplined. 
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow-up is critical. Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, outward and upward.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the automotive aftermarket or PBE industry.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree is a plus. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office.

Interested and qualified candidates should email their resumes with a cover letter to include salary history and/or salary requirements. 

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