Vacancies U.S. Head of Sales, Additive Manufacturing
Surface Solutions Segment | Charlotte


Head of Sales, United States, Additive Manufacturing

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specialising in the machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for manmade fibres manufacturing, drive systems, surface solutions and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with around 14 000 employees at over 170 locations in 35 countries and proforma sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The Company invested in 2016 CHF 94 million in R&D, with over 1200 specialists working on future products and services. In most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their respective global markets.

The new Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment has around 6,500 employees worldwide, operates over 145 service and production centers among some 150 sites, and was responsible for 53% of group sales in 2016.  The surface solution segment is divided into four business units, Tooling, Automotive, Aero and Energy and the newly formed Additive Manufacturing.  The Tooling (formerly Balzers) and Aero and Energy (formerly Metco) business units have been at the forefront of the development of pioneering coating technologies for decades.  The newest business unit, Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing, is an end to end Additive Manufacturing solutions provider, with powder production, design and applications engineering, printing solutions, and post processing solutions including heat treatment and coatings.  Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing has R&D Centers and Production Facilities in the US and EU.



  • Develop a strategy and sales plan for the business (AM components and materials) that achieves the company’s sales and profit goals.
  • Develop goals for the Industry segments and oversee the development of goals for each individual contributor.
  • Hire, evaluate and terminate (if required) sales personnel within the assigned industry or business unit.
  • Provide and or conduct the appropriate training to close skill gaps for team members.
  • Actively participate in the management of the Key Accounts.
  • Develop Key Account business plans.
  • Develop, manage and deliver Key Account performance reviews with each Key Account on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist in the negotiation of significant projects.
  • Support in documenting the sales process in CRM
  • Consult with customers on applications, recommending materials and services as necessary and help to develop new applications.
  • Support customers and provide assistance to drive cross-functional support
  • Perform administrative functions such as approving expense reports, approving credits and returns, approving quotations, developing and communicating sales forecasts, and mediating customer issues. 
  • Continually provide feedback from customers to appropriate team members, including competitive information and market pricing.
  • Attend trade shows as necessary.
  • Ability to coach/mentor and develop individual performance plans
  • Develop high-level relationships at Key Accounts


We expect

  • Proven track record of sales growth and sales leadership
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Industrial sales management experience industry.
  • Knowledge of at least one relevant industrial vertical (aerospace, defense, power generation, automotive, orthopedic implants, general industry)
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel extensively, 60%
  • Ability to drive

We offer

- Competitive Base Salary + Comission

- Opportunity that offers both international and domestic travel

- Start up enviroment geared towards entrepenurial outlook/views

- Fanastic health, dental, vision and 401k benefits

- The opportunity to bring a  new technology to production and impact the manufacturing sector in a positive way that has not been done before


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing.
A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015.

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Metco is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.



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