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District Sales Manager

Requisition ID:  12774
Category:  Sales & Customer Service
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

District Sales Manager  


Reports to: Regional Sales Director - Central & Southeast U.S. 

Location: Remote 



Direct the implementation of SKF Mobile and Industrial Automated Lubrication System (ALS) sales and marketing programs in assigned territory, by performing the following duties personally or through distribution throughout the states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. 


Duties and responsibilities include:   

  • Achieve continual sales growth through strategic Mobile and Industrial program implementation while coordinating efforts with SKF resources.  

  • Participate in the growth of SKF’s total business as a member of the Regional Director’s staff in the implementation of key strategies and programs with current and future distribution. 

  • Implement sales and marketing programs in a timely, thorough manner to achieve maximum exposure and effectiveness for direct sale through our Value-Added Reseller (VAR) or direct channel. 

  • Select, qualify, and “manage” the current and future VAR and direct channel to enhance the value of the SKF franchise and to maximize sales coverage and presentation. 

  • Identify and manage with our partners, key sales projects, and opportunities. 

  • Continuously train and strategize to upgrade and grow our VAR channel. 

  • Implement strategies to grow VAR coverage in both mobile and industrial markets throughout your territory.  

  • Motivate selling activity while making regular joint sales calls with VAR’s and other key partners. 

  • Continuously evaluate VAR’s performance to ensure their activities are focused on strategy objectives, SKF’s growth initiatives and territory sales goals.  

  • Maintain and communicate to Company direct knowledge of key market and competitive conditions and changes. 


Travel Required:  50-70% (depending on home office location) 



  • More than 5 years’ experience in Mobile or Industrial sales.  

  • Demonstrated ability to move forward multiple projects within a team environment.  

  • 3-5 years’ successfully managing distribution with a value-added product line.  

  • Proven successful sales track record. 



  • B.S./B.A. Degree in Business or equivalent with strong Sales/Marketing emphasis. (Preferred but not required)   

  • Working knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic principles. (Desired) 

  • Knowledge of mobile and industrial markets, selling strategies and sales techniques.  

  • Able to make critical decisions in a fast paced, high-energy environment. 

  • Experience in building rapport with Distributor’s and End Users. 

  • Ability to inspire those around you. 


What You’ll Love About SKF: 

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays! 


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and an opportunity for occasional remote work.  


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living! 


​​​​​​​Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting). 


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all! 




To apply please visit the SKF website: 

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.

Nearest Major Market: St Louis