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Contractor Sales in Austin, TX at Advanced Drainage Systems

Date Posted: 4/3/2019

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Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of

high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and maintain relationships with key contractors.  This position will work in sync with our territory salesmen in the Houston market to better serve critical contractors and high profile projects.  The primary emphasis will be on targeting large projects with contractors in the 8-county Houston MSA.
Primary Job Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • 60% - Contractor relationship building. Includes site visits, contractor installation training, field investigations, plan review, etc. - There will be a heavy emphasis on building relationships with local utility contractors.
  • 20% - Approvals.  Obtain new /enhanced approvals for ADS products from state, county, city, local municipal, and agencies for their targeted contractors.
  • 15% - Acceptance.  Work with engineering design/consulting firms to get them to approve and specify ADS products for their projects
  • 5% - Other.  Office time – phone calls, emails, reports, continuing education, project tracking in Salesforce, etc. 

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Product knowledge
  • Strategic planning
  • Presentation of products to contractors and specifying agencies
  • Work with contractor, engineers and the public agencies 

Educational Requirements:

  • Strong technical and sales experience
  • Minimum 5 years related industry experience
  • Established reputation within the contractor, engineering and/ or public works community

Preferred Experience:

  • Independent, hard-working, self-motivated, focused, and driven
  • Currently lives in territory (greater Houston, TX area).

Physical Requirements:

The employee will lift and move heavy items, which will require the ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds to a height of 6 feet
The employee will be required to safely move around construction sites at times.

EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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