Forget the Desk Life. Start your Career in Sales.

Not sure the 9 hour a day desk life is for you? Want to work for an industry leader with a start up culture? If you said yes to both of these you should probably keep reading.

igus Inc, a global leader in plastic manufacturing and injection molding, is looking to expand their technical sales team across the nation. We provide full benefits, advancement opportunities, and the tools you will need to be prepared for your career in sales.

Who? What? When? Where?

Started in a garage in Cologne, Germany in 1964 by Gunther Blase, igus Inc. quickly became a global leader in motion plastics. In the 1980’s the two sons of founder Gunther, came to Providence, RI  after college and started what is now the second largest igus subsidiary in the world (there are over 30). The company now has over 250 employees in the US while still keeping its German family roots.

The garage where igus was founded in 1964

igus Germany Present Day

igus Inc. Providence, RI Present Day


We have a 100+ person sales team in the field meeting with our engineering and manufacturing customers each week educating them on which motion plastic product would best suit their applications. This job involves weekly travel within set territory, a home office, company car, and a constant change of pace. No week is ever the same and no customer/application is identical. Sitting at a desk is not for everyone, and this opportunity is the perfect balance of having a home-based office while also getting out of the office each week making customer visits. has a full listing of our open OTS positions, and we are willing to relocate you to any of the locations.

Copied below is our job description for our Outside Technical Sales Representative.

Job Title: Outside Technical Sales

Department: Dry-Tech or Energy Chain Systems

Immediate Supervisor: Regional Sales Manager

Direct Reports: Division Manager

Employment Status/FLSA: Exempt

Employment Classification

/EEO Category: Sales Worker


The purpose of this position is to work with the local Regional Sales Manager to develop

relationships with customers within their assigned territory through the promotion and selling

of the company’s products. This position requires exercising independent judgment to perform

the responsibilities described herein and does require routine daily travel.


_ Application engineering and product design assistance for new and existing customers

_ Maintaining existing customers while prospecting and finding new customers

_ Creating and delivering customized sales proposals

_ Making customer visits, 3-4 days of local travel per week

_ Routine sales travel to visit new and existing customers to acquire and retain customers,

ascertain current needs and generate additional sales

_ Identify and properly qualify new business opportunities using available resources

_ Keep management and sales team members informed of all relevant activity

_ Provide customer support by responding to customer inquiries and requests

_ Ensure that databases are current and updated with accurate customer information

_ Routinely pull and reference system reports for additional sales opportunities

_ Execute timely preparation of all expense reports and assigned projects


_ Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, including as a driver or passenger in an


_ Ability to utilize a computer keyboard, tablet and cell phone for prolonged periods of


_ Ability to visit and move around work sites, including the ability to maneuver in tight or

small places

_ Ability to lift, carry, and otherwise transport work-related materials that frequently

weigh up to 25 lbs. and that may occasionally weigh in excess of 25 lbs.


_ Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Engineering

_ U.S. citizenship and an active security clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain

such clearance are required for this position, due to customers’ access/clearance


_ A valid driver’s license and proven safe driving record

_ One to two years of technical sales experience (Inside sales / Tele-Sales or Face to Face

Sales) is preferred, but not required

_ Strong technical skills: able to present technical concepts; provide customers with

hands-on technique using our products

_ Self-motivated, team focused and results driven professional who wants to be part of a

fast paced, growing organization

_ Aggressive and competitive nature to drive sales growth

_ Familiarity with an industrial and/or manufacturing environment is a plus

_ Strong presentation, organizational, and time management skills

_ Demonstrated track record of consistently exceeding goals as well as strong negotiation

and closing techniques

_ Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

_ Proficient in the use of MS Office

_ Ability to travel within United States and Europe


This job description indicates the type and level of work performed as well as the typical

responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be

interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the rights to

add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations

so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this job

description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between igus Bearings, Inc.

and its employees.


We hope to see you at the UCONN Spring Career Fair Wednesday March 29th! Look for our bright orange booth and come say hi!


If you have any questions you would like answered before the fair, please feel free to email me,

Kayla Abbate (, College Recruitment Specialist


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