Professional environment with the '80/20' mentality/focus.
Sales Manager-retired (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL ; Detroit, MI area – August 24, 2015
Start of day: depending on your schedule - visit customers for meetings, respond to requests, deliver samples etc.; or go to office for meetings; respond to customer needs; make followups; set up appointments.. etc.
Everyday was a 'Class Room' and an opportunity to learn something new.
Get support from and provide support to your fellow employees, as needed at Sales Office or to/from Plant personnel.
Dealing with unrealistic demands or schedules was often difficult.
However, it felt good to be able to 'come through' when solving a problem, meeting a schedule, or just getting a job done to make a difference for the customer and/or the company.
Each of the 800+ operating divisions worldwide allowed for each Division to service its own customers/markets for their unique or specific products in their market places. This is good for the Customers and the Company to provide the high level of SERVICE to meet every customers' needs/requirements.
Everyday was a challenge and an opportunity
Sometimes the 'TRAVELING Schedule' was difficult on family needs.