DuPont Product Engineer - Acid Equipment Group in Chesterfield, Missouri
Product Engineer - Acid Equipment Group (Job Number: 192534W-01)
DuPont is seeking a Product Engineer to join our Acid Equipment Group in Chesterfield, Missouri.
The Product Engineer is responsible for insuring the completeness, accuracy and on-time delivery of proposals to prospective customers. This role maintains the primary day-to-day telephone contact with customers, field sales personnel, manufacturers’ representatives, and vendors. Once an order is received, this role is responsible for entering it into the system and turning over the project to the project execution team. At times, this role must be able to effectively prioritize customer requests to optimize business results. The person in this role is expected to work with a minimum of supervision. Excellent commercial and technical understanding of MECS products is needed to succeed longer term in the role.
In addition, this position is required to assist in the development of strategy and tactics for the organization. As the individual responsible for interfacing with the Sales Managers and the Customers, this person will be called upon to assist in the analysis of financial information and customer trends. They will need to add input to the high-level strategy developed by management, and assist in the implementation of that strategy
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Preparation of complete, accurate, on-time customerproposals and estimates.
Support sales effort with timely response to technicaland commercial questions from clients on multiple product lines.
Interface directly with customers to support saleseffort.
Review customer history and recommend “value pricing”based on each situation.
Manage sales representatives’work. Determine splits of rep commissions whereappropriate.
Kick off orders to Project Managementteam. Highlight history of quote and expectations of order.
Updating quotation and process flow tools anddocumentation for increased efficiency.
Market studies / competitive analysis.
Assist in preparation of budget/forecast.
Recommend pricing changes on a market/customer/productbasis
Recommend scheduling/shipping changes to facilitatecustomer needs and improve relations.
Recommend product changes.
Work with subcontract manufacturers / vendors toimprove product quality and reduce costs.
Work closely with Process Group on designing and SalesGroup for marketing equipment.
Knowledge of ASME, ASTM, ANSI and similar fabricationcodes is helpful.
Knowledge and Skills:
Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree, or related field of study
2 to 5 years of related experience is highly preferred
General businessmanagement or supervisory experience in a business or manufacturingenvironment is preferred
Experience with largeproject / scope estimation of equipment, plants, facilities is preferred
Knowledge ofmarket/customer is required to better define customer needs
Must deal with variouschemical and mechanical fabrication processes and have enougheducation/background to recommend the correct product for a givenapplication
Personality, tact, andpersuasiveness are required for dealing with customers and other in-house engineeringand process disciplines
Position handles numerousjobs at a time at various stages of proposal and order activity
Expectedto have product, technical, commercial and group operations knowledge tobe a resource for other group members
Primary Location: NA-United States-Missouri-Chesterfield
Organization: Industrial Biosciences
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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