Regional Metalworking Sales Manager - Western US

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Position Description

The Regional Metalworking Manager is responsible for managing the 8 Metalworking Specialists in order penetrate and grow revenue within prescribed metalworking categories in the vertical Manufacturing region.

This is a leadership position.  The Regional Metalworking Manager will partner with the RSVP of Manufacturing to ensure that the GMS and the existing sale force are working together to proactively target, engage and close metalworking business. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Champion Grainger’s Metalworking strategy both internally (whole company) and externally (industry associations, customers and suppliers)
  • Attract, hire, train and develop MWS to execute defined strategy
  • Effectively manage staff to execute key performance drivers and meet defined revenue goals  
  • Execute Sales Management Process, in order to assess and develop MWS
  • Partner with corporate and local leaders to ensure effective execution day to day operations
  • Collaborate with Sales, Segment and Product Management teams to address market needs and Grainger offerings
  • Create and expand relationship with key contacts in aligned markets and industry overall
  • Stay current on Metalworking  trends and market conditions
  • Exercise and support CI efforts to evaluate and improve program effectiveness

Position Requirements:


Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years Metalworking Supplier or Industrial distribution experience preferred
  • Previous sales management experience with a distributor or metalworking manufacturer is preferred
  • Business analysis experience and the ability to identify and implement improvement opportunities are required
  • B2B sales management experience required
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience is preferred, but not required; MBA a plus

General Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to motivate and achieve results through others
  • Be strategic, organized and technologically savvy in your approach to managing your team
  • Capable of complex problem solving, quantitative analysis and strong systems applications skills (including intermediate Excel)
  • Understand financial reporting and have the ability to analyze business needs, costs/budgets, and economic earnings
  • Possess excellent presentation skills, a strong customer focus, and the ability to manage change
  • Demonstrate a track record of successful internal partner relationships that result in the achievement of sales and operations objectives
  • Be committed to lifelong learning
  • Reports to Director, Strategic Programs
  • Dedicated to a manufacturing sales districts
  • Team sell environment—technical resource supporting local Account Managers
  • Shared responsibility for growing metalworking revenue

EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Full time
Los Angeles, California 90050, US