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  • General Management Trainee – The Americas

    Job Locations US-VA-Ashland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/15/2018 11:02 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1185
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Management & Administration
  • Overview

    Anton Paar The Americas has an immediate need for a General Management Trainee. Ideal candidates will be highly self-motivated, have strong technical backgrounds, and have an eagerness to learn about the strategic aspects of Anton Paar.

     

    Anton Paar:

    • Globally headquartered in Graz, Austria, Anton Paar GmbH is owned by the charitable Santner Foundation.
    • A highly diverse organization, Anton Paar USA has employees from more than 20 different countries, located all over the US and the Caribbean.

    Description:

    The General Management Trainee will work alongside managers and accept delegated responsibilities and duties with the goal of eventually taking on a management level position in Anton Paar's North American operations.  The person will work with different departments and product lines to gain perspective in areas such as sales and marketing, customer service, purchasing, and personnel. This position will require relocation within the continental United States after the training period of one to two years (most likely either Chicago, Houston, or LA).

     

    Responsibilities & Qualifications

    • Learns to identify trends and recommends proactive or remedial action to manage business situations.
    • Works closely with management team to learn essential department functions such as sales and marketing, customer service, purchasing, and human resources.
    • Understands strategies and techniques required to run a profitable business
    • Assists other managers in developing new markets and watches industry and market trends for potential new targets
    • Acquires knowledge of strategies designed to increase market penetration, e.g., sales promotions, trade in programs, obsolescence programs, targeted discount programs for specific industry sectors, etc.
    • Performs other duties as assigned Provides reports related to sales performance goals.
    • Assists in strategic planning for budget and audit process across the region
    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics or similar field
    • 5 years of experience in account management, or sales of analytical instrumentation
    • 5 years of experience in successfully applying business and marketing concepts.
    • Attends mandatory in-house technical training courses each year to stay current on new developments in the field. Also attends manufacturer trainings at our parent company. Certificates are awarded upon satisfactory completion of each program.
    • Must maintain a current and valid driver’s license and passport
    • Requires some travel throughout North America.
    • Trainee assignment is not to extend beyond 2 years.
    • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong selling, negotiation and customer service skills.
    • In-depth knowledge of scientific or engineering principles

    We Offer

    Anton Paar USA offers a unique and rewarding position within an innovative and rapidly expanding company and service organization. We offer:

    • A highly competitive salary
    • Outstanding benefits package
    • Opportunity for professional growth within the Anton Paar organization
    • Anton Paar in Motion program: planned activities together and with family/friends to promote a healthy working environment for the well-being of our employees. Past examples are baseball, roller skating, picnics, and 5k walks/runs.
    • Free fruit for Ashland based employees (a healthier alternative to the vending machine)
    • Eco Program – incentive program to promote alternative means of transportation (car pool, electric car, cycling)

    Anton Paar USA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan Employer

    Females/Minorities/Disabled/Veterans are welcome

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