R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Senior Account Manager, Paper Chemicals

Location: LA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $120,000.00 - $130,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 10/10/2018
Job ID: 02631573
Job Description
Are you seeking a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where an experienced sales professional can thrive?  Are you tired of working in a large bureaucratic, slow to move organization?  Do you have specialty chemical sales, engineering, or papermaking experience within the Pulp and Paper industry?  If so, then we have the career for YOU!
Join one of the fastest-growing specialty chemical companies in North America!  Our client is a true industry leader in retention and drainage and wastewater treatment applications within the Pulp and Paper industry.  As a Senior Account Manager you will be responsible for the daily sales, service, and problem solving activities within the paper and/or paperboard manufacturing process while working closely with your customers to achieve their longer-term strategic goals. This position is a HIGH VISIBILITY role supporting a large base of business with established customers in Northern Louisiana.  This role demands daily interface and relationship building with Operations, Engineering, and Senior Mill Management.
Our client offers the widest range of flocculants, coagulants, and functional chemistry available in the industry and provides a full complement of wet end chemistries, equipment, and applications expertise to satisfy any papermaking needs. They are profitable, support promotion from within, and offer a wide range of long-term career options. 
QUALIFICATIONS for this role include: 
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Science, Chemistry or related Technical degree
  • 7+ years of specialty chemical Sales, Process Engineering, or Papermaking experience in the Paper industry
  • Knowledge of papermaking wet end chemistry/chemicals such as:  flocculants, coagulants, dye fixatives, internal/surface sizing, wet/dry strength resins, starch, defoamers, biocides, fungicides, felt cleaners, deposit control, etc.
  • Experience with various paper manufacturing processes including:  paperboard, recycled linerboard, coated/uncoated fine paper,  newsprint, tissue & towel, and packaging grades
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Well-developed data analysis skills with the ability to correlate paper machine runnability and finished sheet properties with trends and changes in wet end chemistry and mechanical/hydraulic factors
  • Clear track record of high achievement
  • Highly-motivated entrepreneurial drive with the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • NO overnight travel is required in this territory
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
Compensation includes a very attractive base salary commensurate with experience, bonus potential, vehicle allowance, laptop, phone, excellent benefits, and paid time off.  Relocation assistance is available for outstanding candidates.