Kuraray America
  • 06-Sep-2018 to 01-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Advanced Materials
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Title                     Sales Assistant                                             

Location            New York, N.Y.  10038  


 Who we are:

Voted one of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Kuraray America, Inc. (KAI) is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production. With top-of-the-line research and production facilities and a vast network of supply from around the world, Kuraray leads the industry in specialty dental, fiber, resin, and elastomer products. Kuraray America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Company, Ltd. Based in Tokyo, Japan.  Kuraray has operations in 28 countries and employees more than 10,000 employees, including over 750 in the United States.

Why Kuraray:

Kuraray is building a better tomorrow, today. Our team members are dedicated to expanding our business with committed professionals who share essential values such as integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability.

As a part of Kuraray America, Inc., our team shares the advantages of working for the leader in specialty chemicals, resins and fibers. Our international presence and resources allow us to be a world-leading innovator in the industries we service. Yet, despite our size, our people are more than just a number. As a new team member you can expect to earn responsibility quickly.  Our commitment to our people is visible in our comprehensive benefits package.  As a Kuraray team member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, incentive opportunities, and an excellent work environment. 

Position Summary:

The sales assistant will work closely and continuously with the local sales manager and sales team to cultivate accessible clientele and generate new clients while escalating customer approval. The essential function of the inside sales assistant will be to generate new leads, follow up on existing leads, attempt to close sales and also to work symbiotically with outside sales representatives in order to maintain and increase sales in their respective region.


  • Support Sales Manager and Outside Sales Department by connecting with potential customers and distributor/dealer representatives in order to increase sales
  • Follow up with current and prospective customers, tradeshow and seminar leads via phone/email/mail
  • Input leads, lead updates, and any customer related interaction into salesforce.com
  • Attempt to close sales over the phone
  • Cultivate and pass warm leads to outside salesperson or Sales Manager
  • Mail samples, literature, etc. as needed
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve them
  • Be responsible for time management to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner
  • Be able to work as a team member for the greater benefit of the team
  • May require some local travel to work at local tradeshows

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+ years business experience with direct contact with customers, vendors and sales
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent and effective communication, presentation, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proven history of excellent follow through and problem solving skills

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Dental background knowledge
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to keep good relationships with dentists & dealer personnel, co-workers and other business partners
  • Database management experience such as SalesForce, etc.
  • General accounting and logistics knowledge
  • General knowledge of products, company, and customers
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to accurately perform data entries and record keeping
  • Ability to keep good relationships with customers, co-workers and other business partners

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base pay and an annual incentive. This program is designed to reward individual performance and align overall rewards with corporate and team performance.

Our employees enjoy an attractive healthcare benefits package, including wellness reimbursements to promote a healthy lifestyle. We also provide an Educational Reimbursement Plan, helping our employees fulfill their career goals, as well as a competitive 401(k).

Please apply online at: http://www.kuraray.us.com/careers/


Kuraray America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/disability/protected veteran status


No third party candidates accepted.


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