As a KEYENCE Technical Sales Professional, you will become a product expert for one of our specific product divisions, within a protected sales territory. You will have the autonomy to manage your territory as soon as initial training is completed.
Before putting you in charge of your territory, we provide world-class product and sales training, typically at our London headquarters. Training is mainly classroom based; however, during this period you will have the opportunity to accompany more senior members from your division on joint sales visits, to get a real feel for what you will be doing day to day in the role. Training typically lasts between 6-12 weeks depending on the product line you are hired for.
At KEYENCE, not only is our training program paid, but we also provide accommodation Sunday – Friday. From your first day you will have access to a company car.
What will a typical week look like?
Two days a week you will work in your local sales office to follow up on leads and book customer appointments, as well as collaborate with your peers to share information, build your sales skills, and meet with your team.
Three days a week you will take your demonstration unit to your customer sites, showing them how our products can add value to their business. During your time on site with customers you will have the opportunity to build relationships, understand their needs, and provide consultative solutions to the challenges they have.
What does it take to be successful in this role?
KEYENCE Technical Sales Professionals have a natural curiosity to learn about customer's challenges and help educate them on technology that can make their process or their job easier and more efficient. Our sales teams are passionate about our products, solving customer's problems, and expanding our market share together as a company.
We hire people who are eager to pursue a career in sales, from a wide variety of degree backgrounds. For some product lines, no technical degree is required; for others, it can be beneficial. What's important to KEYENCE is that our sales professionals enjoy technology and have the ability to learn our products through our extensive product and sales training.
High performing sales professionals always want to continue learning and grow in their career. Fortunately, there is endless opportunity for advancement at KEYENCE and we only promote from within! Opportunities to lead a team can come as early as 3 years into your career.