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Sales Account Manager - Mining Industry at Univar Solutions

Sales Account Manager - Mining Industry

Univar Solutions Denver, CO Full Time

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 

What You’ll Do

Univar Solutions seeks a motivated and solutions oriented professional to apply technical, sales, and business skills to expand our business in the mining, mineral and metals extraction industries. This position requires hands-on problem solving to maintain and build profitable sales with existing and new accounts. The successful candidate needs to have an entrepreneurial aptitude with a view toward business growth and profit. They will employ a consultative sales approach that focuses on building a long term, value-based relationship with accounts, penetrating them for further business and maximizing the margin they create while reducing the time and costs in managing them. Travel will be required through much of the United States and will involve interaction with industrial customers from industrial operations to executive management.


  • Enhance Univar USA’s position within new and existing accounts using consultative and in-depth selling at all levels within the account

  • Prospect for new business; conduct sales calls and actively grow the territory size

  • Maintain a clear updated view of your sales pipeline

  • Grow size of territory in accordance with Univar targets

  • Focus on customer retention and improving overall customer satisfaction

  • Provide customer technical support and consultant services in the fields of mining, mineral and metal extraction to increase Univar Solution’s overall value to the customer

  • Provide industrial plant and laboratory support if required to advance opportunities.

  • Responsible for setting pricing and service levels, as well as maintaining and coordinating customer quotations or providing necessary information to allow local branches to do so.

  • Responsible for coordination with Local Sales, Purchasing, and Operations to insure proper inventory levels and overall customer satisfaction.

  • Communicate clearly as needed to insure local Univar USA employees and customer contacts are aware of account activity and any actions required to successfully service the customer.

  • Serves as initial contact for international chemical distribution opportunities.

  • Build effective customer relationships through business calls and effective customer entertainment

  • Commitment to safety, both personal and of your colleagues

  • Willing and able to travel 50% of the time through much of the United States.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree (Technical Science, Chemistry, or Engineering)

  • 5+ years of experience in a Sales Position with a proven track record of success

  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to develop strong, successful business relationships with customers as well as internal teammates

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint as well as CRM platforms such as

  • Experience and knowledge of mineral concentration and metals extraction would favored.

  • Functional knowledge of sedimentation, flotation, and solvent extraction would be a plus.

  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively in order to achieve goals

  • Strong business acumen, including an understanding of the business relationships between manufacturers, distributors and end-users of chemical products and services

  • Well-honed listening skills and a problem-solving attitude to uncover needs and motivations to overcome objections in order to close a sale

  • Effective negotiation skills that allow Univar to realize appropriate value for products and services, rather than resorting to price-based selling

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate an extensive network of contacts

  • Demonstrated experience as both an effective leader and team player

Pay & Benefits

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.

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.


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