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IDEX Regional Sales Manager ( Eastern Coast, Remote) in Northbrook, Illinois

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POSITION TITLE : Regional Sales Manager

REPORTING TO: Sr. Sales Manager – North America

LOCATION: Eastern US (Remote)

Who is GAST Manufacturing?

As a business unit of IDEX Corporation, GAST Manufacturing has a long history of being the leader in design and manufacturing of quality air-moving products. We specialize in offering cost effective solutions for a wide variety of industries including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and environmental cleanup applications. We are looking to add more talent to our team.

Scope of Role: The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for a defined book of business that will include both strategic and maintenance accounts within the western US. This role will require the individual to establish and maintain strong relationships with existing customers as well as uncover prospective customers within their geography. The candidate will have a strong background in communicating with all levels of decision makers, have a strong background in sales process and display the ability to work cross-functionally within a manufacturing environment. The individual must have a proven record of having worked with multi-million dollar customers. Success in this role will require the ability to consistently meet/exceed annual operating plans, develop/drive all levels of a sales funnel and provide market knowledge to all levels of the organization.

The position requires up to 60% overnight travel (US).


  • Build strategic account plans which allow for deep understanding of our growth opportunities

  • Effectively balance account management with active prospecting, with both existing customers and new customers identified with in the geography

  • Build and manage a sales funnel, using CRM, robust enough to allow for year over year growth

  • Provide accurate and timely forecast information to management on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis

  • Work cross-functionally with the commercial organization to inform and support efforts to drive growth initiatives

  • Understand sales processes that focus on messaging value impact to the customer

  • Uncover new business opportunities at existing customers & understand their product life cycles

  • Negotiate pricing and contracts as required

  • Navigate and build strong relationships with key stakeholders within all functions of our organization

  • Provide market and competitive intel to GAST Market Research Manager through customer interactions, prospecting, and attendance at industry tradeshows

  • Other duties as assigned

Measures of Performance

  • Creation and maintenance of an opportunity funnel that will help the organization achieve its 3-year growth goal

  • Plan for the achievement of individual and divisional targets in alignment with the strategies and policies of the company Plan for the achievement of individual and divisional targets in alignment with the strategies and policies of the company

  • Positively contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results

  • The ability to meet or exceed 100% of growth plan

  • Understand where growth opportunities lies within our current customer base

  • Support new product launches and other key initiatives as defined by Product Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or Technical field highly preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • At least five (5) years equivalent work experience with proven professional sales and/or business development experience

  • Experience utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools is preferred

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and message to all levels in the organization

  • Proven track record of delivering sales results

  • Pneumatic industry experience preferred

  • Strong personal leadership and experience working in manufacturing environment

  • Strong negotiation and contract review skills


  • Ability to manage priorities as articulated by direct manager

  • Project management experience

  • Must have ability to build relationships with current / new customers

  • Must have high degree of leadership and ability to influence cross-functionally

  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative, anticipate, and prevent issues by executing advanced problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrate ability to lead and work well in a team environment

  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Must be able to work well with customers and internal team members to lead positive change in a fast-paced work environment

  • Keep current with economic indicators, changing trends, supply and demand and competitors to maintain sales volume and product mix.

  • Persons occupying this position will be expected to sign an Employee Inventions and Proprietary Information agreement

GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

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IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Sales

Business Unit: Gast

Job Segment: HST Health & Science Technologies