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Sales Engineer - Padova area


Remote, PD, IT, 20057

REQ ID:  41103

With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 8,600 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $1.8 billion in revenues in fiscal 2021.

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Sales Engineer – Padova area



We are looking for a Sales Engineer to join us in our team. You will be part of a business environment which is constantly changing. You will be working on keeping and stablishing relationships with the existing customers, as well as finding new ones. Your area of working will be the Vicenza - Padova area in the Veneto.



General responsibilities

  • Select opportunities and customers to be targeted
  • Customers visits
  • Supervision of field test / Tool tests against competition
  • Recommending tool selection based on customer request or test results
  • Expand existing business
  • Develop and acquire new business
  • Working on customer enquiries
  • Co-ordinate technical enquiries between Sales office and Customer
  • Observe competitors developments
  • Prepare sales forecasts weekly, territory reports and expense reports monthly
  • Use Kennametal´s CRM software
  • Support in collection of customers’ past due invoices



Outlined responsibilities


  • As required, secures delivery dates, places orders for customers, obtains information and provides advice on tool applications, and resolves customer complaints.


  • Prepares sales forecasts, territory reports and expense reports on an as required basis. Helps to develop the annual sales plan in conjunction with the supervisor and is accountable for the territory sales plan implementation and achievement.


  • Contacts potential and established customers to promote, sell and service Kennametal products in a designed sales territory. Through customer contact recommends product utilisation, conduct tests and demonstrations at customer locations. Reports significant competitor marketing and sales activity.




  • Preferably resident in the Vicenza - Padova area.
  • Good knowledge and practical experience of metal cutting processes (turning, milling, hole making)
  • Field sales experience in metal cutting tools
  • “Hunter” profile, able to develop existing customers and find new ones
  • Ability to interact with key accounts, distributors and smaller companies
  • Good communication skills (both within Kennametal and with customers)
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a changing market and a changing company
  • Willingness to travel



Equal Opportunity Employer

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