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Sales Manager - Local Chemical Distribution - Military Veterans

at Univar Solutions

A Place Where People Matter. 

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions!  Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you. 


We are looking for a motivated and experienced Sales Manager to join our Local Chemical Distribution team!

You will be responsible for advising the activities of a team of Sales Account Managers to achieve profitable growth for targeted products, markets, and customers along with leading and mentoring the development of their selling skills.


What you’ll do

  • Builds and maintains sales territories and the assignment of accounts to improve productivity.
  • Evaluates team member's efficiency through the tracking of account activity and sales and margin growth. Implements improvement plans as necessary.
  • Mentors Sales Account Managers in identifying and applying market-based pricing strategies. Ensures regular reviews and updates occur.
  • Assists in the hiring and training of new team members.
  • Coordinate and implement local sales strategy to support Univar Solutions’ product and marketing growth plans.
  • Conducts joint sales calls with team to provide first-hand coaching in selling skills and make recommendations to improve techniques and increase product knowledge.
  • Implements, advocates, and utilizes a CRM system. Uses the CRM system as the primary business system to maintain customer profiles, contacts, work notes, and activity management.
  • Ensures accurate communication between local sales and corporate accounts, and that support actions required are implemented.


What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, Marketing, Chemistry preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a sales or commercial position with a broad knowledge of chemical distribution.
  • Proven sales management experience leading a sales team or leadership skills in mentoring and team building.
  • Ability to develop and grow positive relationships with key customer contacts and suppliers.
  • High level of decision-making ability balancing customer needs and company objectives.
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Outlook, CRM (Salesforce)

Where you’ll work 

This is a home-based opportunity. Preference for candidates located in the Portland, OR area.

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more.  Our team of more than 10,000 employees supports our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor in the world!


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market-aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefit offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.


Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! 


We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.  Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. 


Univar Solutions is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


Univar Solutions does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms (collectively Recruiting Firms). Recruiting Firms must enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Univar Solutions before submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. All searches must be initiated by Univar Solutions' Talent Acquisition team and candidates must be submitted via the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by approved vendors who have been expressly requested to submit a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless the aforementioned conditions have been met. Contacting our hiring managers directly is prohibited.


Portland, OR

Univar Solutions

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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