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Territory Manager (TX & NM)

Stryker, OH 43557, USA ● Virtual Req #11260
Monday, October 9, 2023
Sauder Manufacturing was founded in 1945 as a Church furniture Company and is a wholly owned by the parent Sauder Woodworking Co.  We have a rich history in crafting solid wood into beautiful, enduring, quality furniture and today that is blended with modern technology and a strong customer focus.

Sauder Manufacturing Co. sells in four strategic markets: Healthcare Furniture for Acute Care Hospitals, Education Furniture for colleges and universities, Worship furniture for churches, synagogues, courthouses and funeral homes and finally furniture for human services markets which is a diverse network of agencies providing residential housing to many individuals. At Sauder Manufacturing, how do we do our work----new technology, new products and new ideas----changes constantly---but our values----how we treat our customers, suppliers and each other----never change 

Position Summary:

Sauder Education, a leading furniture manufacturer for the higher education market, is seeking a manufacturer's sales representative to sell our Residence Hall furniture to the higher education market in Texas and New Mexico Territory. Our products are purpose built for this challenging environment and valued by our customers for that reason. The person that represents Sauder Education in this territory will be selling one of the hottest products in college housing, the Trey® chair, the zTrak bed system and popular innovative lounge products Rally and Chill.


Description of Key Duties:

  • Building relationships with key decision makers for furniture on campuses of Higher Education with a focus on Residence Life
  • Sell and quote Sauder Education furniture
  • Travel the territory in person by vehicle
  • Facilitate the installation of the furniture
  • Participate and be engaged in all training required by sales management
  • Enter and update all opportunities, contacts, and accounts into our CRM system
  • Update all quotes with accurate forecast dates and probabilities in the Quoting system
  • Communicate regularly with Sales Management in home office
  • Utilize virtual meeting technology to connect with customers


What does success look like in this Territory?

  • A trend of growing sales each year
  • Hauling furniture around and demonstrating furniture directly to end users and specifiers on a frequent and on-going basis
  • Increasing the number of colleges and universities each year that do business with Sauder Education
  • Increase market share each year in the segment of Res Life on College and University campuses. 
  • Selling a good mix of casegoods, chairs and upholstered furniture
  • Pioneer case goods in the territory
  • Have a home office
  • Have a vehicle to haul and demonstrate furniture
  • Consistently good Net Promoter Score feedback, (9’s and 10’s)
  • Submitting clean and complete orders
  • Developing solid relationships with many college/university customers as well as architects, designers, and dealers specifying in the higher education market with a focus on housing on campus
  • Filling the pipeline with projects for the next 2-3 years ahead and keeping the opportunity pipeline database updated


Experience and Knowledge Required/preferred:
  • It is highly desired to live in specified territory
  • 5+ years of successful sales experience
  • Territory management experience
  • Experience in Higher Education and Residence Life
  • Maintain adequate transportation to facilitate moving samples and materials
  • Persistent, likeable, trustworthy
  • Ability to build and maintain long-term relationships
  • Ability to manage long-term sales cycle
  • Familiar with using Microsoft office


Key Attributes Required:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables
  • Ability to solve problems in stressful situations
  • Ability to take a “no” and move on with respectful persistence
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Self-starting, goal-oriented individual who takes personal accountability for performance
  • Communicates effectively in both oral and written forms
  • Individual will need to demonstrate previous success in excellent organizational, facilitation, and communication skills
  • Computer skills to help with communication and quoting
  • Ability to organize information to be support territory, project, and account management      


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel throughout the territory meeting with end users, dealerships and A&D firms and will often be required to lift heavy furniture items, occasionally exceeding 80 lbs. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear and frequently required to walk and sit. Use of hands and fingers will be required for writing, computer use, and phone use.  Work in a manner consistent with standard Sauder safety practices and expectations. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Encompasses the full spectrum from customer’s offices, personal offices, to executive board rooms.  The noise levels in these work environments are usually low to moderate. Personal protective equipment such as eye protection and ear protection may be required in the shop floor environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran


Full benefits package includes medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage with company contribution towards Health Savings Account (HSA), 10 paid holidays per year, paid vacation from weekly accrual, 401(k) match and profit sharing plan, disability coverage, life insurance, pay for performance increases, tuition reimbursement, advancement opportunity, Sauder Village membership, employee referral bonus and a sweet furniture discount!

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran  

Other details

  • Job Family SMC-Salary
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
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  • Stryker, OH 43557, USA
  • Virtual