Account Manager


Tenessee Rand, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, is a full service automation integrator. We provide engineering, machining, and integrated robotic systems with core competencies in advanced welding system design, high-quality weld fixtures, robotic integration, process automation, and ongoing service and support.

Req. ID: 21446 




This Automotive sector focused position is responsible for sales to defined manufacturing accounts in key accounts, market development, building and maintaining excellent customer relationships, seeking and proposing automation and build-to-print solutions, supporting respective regional LECO TSR’s as might be required from time to time and proactively organizing activities and negotiations to successful conclusion.  Provides technical leadership for our customers, develops new customers, grows existing accounts and sells solutions.  This position requires significant travel.




  • Maintain productive working relationships with current customers and accounts
  • Provide technical sales support to target customers
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the entire Automation group’s products and capabilities
  • Comprehend customer drawings, specifications, bills of material, & timelines to support developing cost and budget models
  • Review customer needs and develop solutions assisted by internal resources
  • Plan and implement sales strategies with supervisor. 
  • Meet or exceed established sales and performance targets
  • Identify and segment a broader customer database and track potential opportunities
  • Support TSR’s and LEA to discover and cultivate new customers in the key markets and/or regions assigned
  • Support the process of developing proposals with Application Engineering departments based on project plans, concepts and specs;  negotiate and secure project orders
  • Track daily activities and maintain the SalesForce CRM according to the Automation Playbook guidelines
  • Review, analyze and recommend action to enhance our business processes both internally and externally, if an opportunity presents itself
  • Work with sales management to develop both new and existing opportunities for all Lincoln Electric Automation manufacturing operations
  • Provide market feedback, competitive intelligence and Win-Rate information to business and sales leadership
  • Participate in industry trade shows and local organizations to build relationships, when requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management and Corporate




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering /Sales/Marketing and related field
  • At least 5 – 7 years technical sales experience in manufacturing industry environment
  • Technical knowledge of robotics automation integration, build to print, the robotic arc welding industry
  • Proficient in Computer Literature and Microsoft Office including; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to concept, qualify and apply automated solutions to customer needs
  • Experienced at presenting proposal solutions in a group setting; balanced and discrete approach when participating in meetings
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well under pressure, strong problem solving skills, self-managed, accountable, excellent written and verbal communication skills, highly motivated, self-confident, and able to effectively negotiate.
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; clarifies and documents customer needs; effective with written and verbal communications
  • Contributes to expense fiscal management; conserves organizational resources; uses conceptual and analytical thinking; attention to detail
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit; builds morale and meets group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve sales and service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers
  • Active listener with ability to give attention to multiple information being processed
  • Innovative and ability to think creatively to implement process improvement
  • Strong  sense  for  time management;  high  sense  of  quality  and  urgency  for  project requirements
  • Forward thinking attitude and the continual need to refine and polish work, by seeking to exceed customer and Company’s expectations
  • Ability to travel 50-80%


Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S)

  • Understand the Company’s EHS Policy and how it relates to this job.
  • Be aware of OSHA & EPA laws and regulations as well as the Company’s Plant Rules and Regulations that pertain to this job.
  • Work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner and observe all company EHS procedures.
  • Know that the company EHS procedures are located on the ISO drive.
  • Immediately notify the Supervisor if there is any safety hazard, any equipment not operating correctly, or if there are any questions regarding EHS procedures.
  • Attend required EHS training


Physical demands and work environment:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands:  While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Repetition with activity; computer work.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Work environment:  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Sales 
Section:  Lincoln Electric Automation, Inc (US76) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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