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Sales Representative in South Bend, IN



Base Salary: Yes (amount not posted)
Total Comp: Not Listed
Industry: General
Benefits: Full
Customers: All
Car Allowance: Yes
Sales Cycle: Over 6 Months
Travel: Only in Territory
Location: Indiana: South Bend



Red Rabbit Automation, an exciting new automation business endeavor from the team at Vickers Engineering, seeks an ambitious Sales Representativeto join our innovative new team. The Sales Representative will develop a pipeline of business in the Great Lakes region for our automation services. The ideal candidate will have business development experience and the technical know-how to identify customers that will benefit from our solutions. While this position will need to visit our New Troy, MI headquarters once a week to begin with, you will have the opportunity to work remotely. This is an exciting time to join this new venture at the ground level. You will have the benefit of working in a growth oriented, start-up culture but with the resources and support of an established industry-leading organization.
This role is geared for a hunter mindset, someone who is not afraid to make the calls and have the face to face interactions needed to overcome roadblocks and close business over a long sales cycle (6-12 months selling complex, high investment solutions). It is our goal to keep our customers at the forefront of technological innovation, and exposure to new industry trends is beneficial. Our collaborative team is comprised of long-tenure employees and industry experts and we look forward to adding an ambitious leader.
To the Sales Representative, we offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus company performance-based bonuses
  • 401k with company match
  • Company car or car allowance and travel costs
  • Health and dental insurance
  • PTO and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Working with knowledgeable, long-tenured industry experts

“Vickers Engineering Inc. embodies the potential of American manufacturing.” The Wall Street Journal, March 27th 2017.
It was that exciting potential that prompted the creation of Red Rabbit Automation in 2017. We are an automation integrator focused on the small to medium sized manufacturing sector. As a spinoff from Vickers Engineering, Inc., a Tier 1 Automotive, Defense and Energy Sector supplier, Red Rabbit Automation has the experience and knowledge to provide a 'full circle' cellular solution for our clients’ plant needs. With extensive knowledge in robotic load and unload cells, Red Rabbit can design and build In-Line Gauging, In-Line Assembly machines, and other IoT related processes to streamline facility needs. For more about us, please visit the Vickers Engineering website at or our in-progress Red Rabbit Automation website at
Duties and Responsibilities for the Sales Representative:

  • Plan and schedule sales activities, including prospecting and meetings required to achieve sales goals
  • Following-up on pre-existing leads, qualifying customers, and developing relationships over a long sales cycle
  • Manage a customer through the quote and the pre-production process
  • Facilitates the acquisition of all relevant information between the customer and our internal operations and engineering team
  • Work primarily remotely, traveling to customer sites in the Great Lakes region
  • Develop a marketing strategy and act as the face of the company at industry trade shows
  • Other duties as necessary for sales success

Requirements for the Sales Representative:

  • 2+ years of B2B business development experience required
  • Automation experience, CNC Sales experience a plus
  • Ability to manage a customer through a complex quote process is preferred. Experience quoting automation services is advantageous but not required
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Available for 10-20% overnight travel. Experience working remotely/independently is required
  • Marketing and trade show experience is a plus
  • High accountability and ability to self-manage your time and sales efforts

To be considered, please complete the information below. Your information will be held in confidence. Vickers Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer.