Inside Sales Representative, Specialty Materials

Vertellus Specialities   •  

Parsippany, NJ

Industry: Manufacturing


Less than 5 years

Posted 28 days ago

Inside Sales Representative, Specialty Chemicals


Vertellus is a dynamic international company, based in Indianapolis, IN, with more than a century of leadership in the manufacture of health, agriculture and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for the agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires and more.  Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees so that we can focus on providing the best products and solutionsto our customers.




Vertellus is currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative located at our Parsippany, NJ office. Reporting to the Director of Sales, Americas, the Inside Sales Representative for Specialty Materials will be responsible to manage and grow Specialty Materials product lines in the US.




  • In coordination with account managers, call on and maintain a variety of existing accounts including several large bulk commodity customers.
  • Duties include coordinating orders, obtaining forecasts, ensuring updated pricing and helping to resolve logistics or quality issues.
  • Proactively call on B and C accounts as directed to obtain orders and market intel.
  • Prospect and qualify new opportunities including following up on web requests and maintaining an active and robust pipeline in CRM.
  • Support distributors for pricing, regulatory and documentation needs.
  • Consistently deliver on monthly and quarterly AOP (Annual Operating Plan) targets of volume, revenue and profitability.
  • On an on-going basis, identify growth areas for Specialty Materials.
  • Perform “Voice Of Customer” activities to gather unmet needs at accounts.
  • Work closely with marketing to feed customer needs into the New Product introduction development process.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or other related field is required.
  • 3-5 plus years’ experience in selling specialty chemicals to the consumer, pharma, healthcare, coatings or adhesives markets.
  • Proven track record of developing sales plans and following up on the execution to achieve growth goals.
  • Experience working with distribution partners.
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with external and internal customers.
  • Strong analytical capabilities including competence with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills and work ethic.
  • Strong hunting skills.
  • Successful experience using a CRM to facilitate growth, communication and customer experience as well as competence with SAP.
  • Bias for action and results oriented, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in understanding customer needs.
  • Experience in a global organization preferred.
  • Ability to travel within the US (20-30%).

Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages including benefits such as: medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending account, paid holidays and vacation timeTo apply to this position and/or learn more about other career opportunities at Vertellus, please visit us on the web


Vertellus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.


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Vertellus does not charge an application fee and we do not conduct online interviews.