MSC Industrial Supply Co. Outside Sales in Waterloo, Iowa

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Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 290

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Category : Sales / Business Development

Work Location : Waterloo, IA (Deco)

State or Province : Iowa (US-IA)

Potential Work Location : United States : Iowa : Waterloo

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely in the field with our manufacturing customers applying tools that deliver process improvements and documented cost savings.

  • Actively support the achievement of metalworking (MW) sales for the geographical area of responsibility.

  • Responsible for visiting and interacting with established and prospective customers under general supervision.

  • Maintains relationships with vendors to support growth of their account portfolio.

  • Manages to ensure excellent customer relations. Responds to customer needs, consistent with company standards, culture, and business practices. Consults with manager to identify and implement solutions to problems.

  • Develop relationships and partner with our key suppliers to drive metalworking growth and customer support.

  • Drive accelerated MW sales growth and technical MW support within identified MW target accounts.

  • Provide technical support to our sales team for metalworking application opportunities, coordinate local supplier support for tool testing and provide local exclusive brand technical and brand support.

  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.


  • At least 2 years of machining applications experience or demonstrated proficiency in MW applications.

  • Solid communication skills, with the ability to work with cross-functional teams and interact with all levels of customers within manufacturing facilities.

  • Prior field sales experience with a distributor or metalworking tooling manufacturer is preferred, as is experience with machining productivity improvement or cost savings initiatives.

  • Well-rounded proficiency across broad range of metalworking applications.

  • Excellent communications skills are required.

  • Broad knowledge of Business to Business sales techniques is required.

    DECO Tool Supply Company, an MSC Company is a large industrial distributor of carbide, cutting tools, abrasives and MRO supplies to the metal cutting industry. Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, DECO Tool Supply has 10 stocking branch locations throughout the United States.


People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

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