Vermeer Corporation HDD Tooling Sales Specialist in Lubbock, Texas

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

Vermeer Texas – Louisiana is the authorized distributor for Vermeer equipment in Texas and South Louisiana with twelve branch locations, a corporate office and rebuild facility across the region. A 100% employee-owned company, we provide dedicated sales, rentals, parts and service support for customers in the tree care, landscaping, wood waste, organic recycling, underground construction and mining industries. For more information about Vermeer Texas – Louisiana log on to www.vermeertexas.com.Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a steerable method of installing underground pipelines, cables and conduits in a prescribed bore path by using a surface launched rig with minimal environmental impact on the surface area. The HDD Tooling Sales Specialist is responsible for an assigned geographic territory to develop, grow and sell HDD tooling and accessories for down-hole drills, steering equipment and products used in day to day drilling projects and the pull back of various sized conduits.• Communicates current and future product offerings, technological initiatives and product enhancements, new product introduction and market strategies• Provides suggested solutions for unique needs of drilling projects• Establishes and maintains customer relationships, provides exceptional customer service, and recommends accessories based on customer need, cost, availability and specifications• Seeks to understand customers business models to influence key players• Conducts market research regarding customers, establishing market drivers, needs of the market, and the dissemination of information back to Vermeer Texas-Louisiana organization• Aligns sales plan with sales forecast and sales strategy• Knowledge of proper bore rig set-up, fluid mixing, and down-hole tooling to maximize daily production• May demonstrate products that locate underground utilities and pipe lines, may initially monitor locating process during drilling, and may provide field training and consultation on product information• Ability to read blue prints for underground utilities and piping• Promotes and reinforces Vermeer image as a total solutions provider• Analyzes product versatility, accuracy and enhancements• Makes suggestions to resolve customer issues, at times researching complex data to provide alternative solutions to issues• Works independently but may partner with sales, parts and service subject matter experts on unusual and complex problems or issues and to facilitate leads and assist in the sales process• May provide general guidance and direction to or mentor/train new sales specialists• May sell service programs to assigned customers, promote and sell machine maintenance programs, machine repair programs, inspection and appraisal programs and oil sampling programs• Completes all reporting requirements as per company guidelines and meets all compliance requirements• Ability to estimate production rates, factoring in reduction of associated costs of restrictions, extra support equipment and labor requirements• May assist in development of product aids to share with customers• Represents the Company at factory, industry and company events, including meetings and training• Follows all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adheres to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook• Performs all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient mannerThe individual in this position should be personable, highly motivated, a problem solver, reliable, ethical, intelligent and able to adapt to all of the forces around them - customers, suppliers, department employees, co-workers and manufacturers employees. It is extremely important that this individual have strong knowledge of Horizontal Directional Drilling, selling skills and interpersonal communications skills.Qualifications• High school diploma, GED or vocational training/certification• Engineering, Mechanical or Technical degree or certificate preferred or equivalent experience in Horizontal Directional Drilling• Must have strong knowledge of Horizontal Directional Drilling, interpersonal, technical and selling skills, be highly motivated, a problem solver, reliable and ethical• Must communicate professionally, respectfully and honestly with customers and co-workers at all times and communication is to be clear and language is to be profanity free and professional, while employee demeanor is to be calm and composed• Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle, feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear.• May be required to climb, balance and sit for an undetermined period of time• May be exposed to extreme weather elements, including wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat, moving mechanical parts and equipment, and noise level in working environment can be moderate to high• Background check and pre-employment drug testing required• Personal appearance must be neat and clean• Certain positions require a valid driver's license and ability to meet requirements of the Company Driver Policy; the Company will review motor vehicle records annually for all employees for whom driving a motor vehicle is an essential job function or when employees must obtain and drive rental vehicles during the course of conducting company businessThis posting is for a position with an independent, authorized Vermeer dealer. It is posted to Vermeer Corporation’s website as a courtesy to the dealer. Please contact the dealer for further questions concerning hiring policies, equal opportunity statements, or the position described. Vermeer Corporation does not authorize or condone discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.