Surface Finishing Account Manager | Seacole

Surface Finishing Account Manager

Seacole-CRC, LLC of Plymouth, MN is a diversified chemical manufacturing and distribution company offering essential products and services to a wide variety of markets worldwide. We deliver exceptional value to our customers by offering a unique mix of technical expertise, attentive customer service and trouble-free logistics.

We are currently seeking an experienced, dependable, hardworking Surface Finishing Account Manager.  The primary responsibility of the Surface Finishing Account Manager is to maintain and expand Seacole’s chemical sales at existing customers, and to grow this business through the development of new accounts.  The position is responsible for providing technical assistance at current accounts, and identifying new chemical opportunities in the surface finishing market with either prospective customers or existing accounts. Surface Finishing includes general metal finishing, plating, anodizing, pre-paint, industrial cleaning, POP, and RTR.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Maintain chemical business at existing customers by providing  information, technical assistance and problem solving skills
  • Target prospective Surface Finishing customers by identifying needs and presenting solutions
  • Maintain a team approach by utilizing  Seacole’s support and technical personnel  and supplier resources
  • Develop relationships with prospects to build trust and confidence
  • Enable communication between prospective accounts and support personnel of company to meet  customer needs
  • Generate proposals and facilitates closing of new business
  • Communicate customer requirements within Seacole
  • Maintain a team approach with Surface Finishing Manager and Customer Service to provide on-going support and management of customers
  • Develop short and long term strategies for growing Surface Finishing business to achieve company objectives, including sales plans and forecasts
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of supplier products, Surface Finishing  methods, and Seacole’s technical and operational capabilities

Essential Job Tasks

  • Five (5) years sales experience developing new business in the specialty chemical marketplace
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business, or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in surface finishing strongly preferred
  • Experience in applying project management tools a plus
  • Ability to think strategically and develop long and short term sales plans
  • Results oriented and consistently achieves sales plans
  • Self-starter with a “hunter” mentality, yet effective at building lasting relationships
  • Team player who can effectively lead a project development team
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, at all levels of the company
  • Can thrive out of a home office environment away from corporate headquarters

Seacole is an EOE offering a competitive compensation program and an excellent benefit package.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $50,000.00 per year depending on experience, plus commission


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Day Shift
  • Monday – Friday

Language: English Required

Work Location: Twin Cities Metro Area

Please include a resume with your application.  Resumes may also be emailed to