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Sales Engineer - Home Office Need to be in Territory MN, ND, SD, NE, IA (MNPreferred)

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering 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 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at


Job Title:  Sales Engineer

Geographic Area: Territory which consists of MN, ND, SD, NE, IA (MN location is preferred)

Work site location: Remote


An excellent opportunity has been made available to join Kennametal as a Sales Engineer. 



  • Identify additional sales opportunities and execute the sales strategy for the assigned geographical area.  (MN, ND, SD, NE, IA)
  • Educate and evaluate the end user and the needs of the channel partners to help develop the appropriate plan to meet and exceed the objectives.
  • Encourage and maintain excellent working relationships with distributors and end users to develop partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of projects to drive the annual sales growth plan. Run on this pipe.
  • Keep customers well informed about latest technology developments and product innovations.
  • Regularly review the changes and dynamics of the market to ensure that the opportunities are in line with the company's strategy.
  • Support and participate in team sales initiatives by sharing relevant information for assigned accounts.
  • Prepare regular progress, status and forecast reports to management in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Participate in Road Shows, Open Days and trade shows.
  • Can anticipate spending 80% of the time in front of end-users/customers


 Typical education and work experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent, although not required, and a minimum of five years of experience in the earth cutting, road rehabilitation, milling, trenching, and/or foundation drilling industry.
  • Sales experience is preferred, but not required.
  • An in-depth understanding of the manufacturing industry and concepts associated with Kennametal products.
  • An innovative and self-motivated marketer who is able to work independently with little supervision.
  • Competence with MS Office in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel 75% of the time.


Location of base

  • MN, ND, SD, NE, IA
Kennametal, Inc.
Full time
St. Paul, MN 55101, US