Wichita, KS

Direct Sales General Manager – Machine Tool

Compensation: $150,000.00


Are you an Accomplished Sales Leader with experience in the Machine Tool industry?

Wright Technical Services represents the most innovative companies and engineering teams across the country. When we bring a job to market you can be confident this is an opportunity to join a great company and for you to make a tremendous contribution.

Likewise we want to speak with outstanding sales leaders. The Wright team works every day to present the best of the best talent to our clients. We work with professionals who are not only capable of performing a job, but individuals who take pride in making significant contributions to the organizations they are part of. The Wright team wants to speak to those who have made their companies better, more efficient, more profitable, more competitive, and so on.

If that person is you, let’s connect.

Wright Technical Services is working with a global leader in the machine tool industry. This company is experiencing rapid growth and they are adding to their sales leadership team.

Title: Direct Sales General Manager
Industrial Machining
Location: Wichita area or Northern Texas
Open to all US Residents legally eligible to live and work in the US without sponsorship

Job Summary
The Direct Channel General Manager is responsible for all activities involved in selling custom tooling machines, managing a technical center where applicable and activities involved in after-sale customer support.


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline is highly preferred
  • Minimum of 8+ years in a technical sales role in a machine tooling industry (CNC and related)
  • Required experience leading or managing a sales team (ideally 3+ years)
  • Experience managing and growing existing accounts, and generating new business
  • Ability to manage budgets, forecast sales plans, and analyze market sales trends
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM is preferred
  • Proven proficiency in Quality Control, Strategic Planning, Resource Management, and Marketing
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills


  • Manage and support the day-to-day activities of the staff and business of a direct sales channel.
  • Develop and support the creation and execution of Fiscal Year(s) unit forecast across all products in collaboration with the local sales team. Once the unit forecast is completed locally, this forecast will be formally presented to sales management and regional sales management for review, input and finally acceptance.
  • Develop and support the 30-day, 60-day, and 90-day forecast in collaboration with the local sales team. Opportunities identified in the forecast will be the responsibility of the individual account-based salesperson.
  • Strategic plan for territory including reviewing market potential, develops forecasts and business plans, and drives sales to meet forecasted goals in collaboration with sales management and regional sales management.
  • Exercise good business judgement in delivering the product portfolio margin as outlined withing the territory goals. The margin authorities will be established locally and will be reviewed from the perspective of portfolio margin versus individual machine margin.
  • Actively participate in monthly sales meetings. Challenge the status quo.
  • Develop account-based sales assignments or geographic territory sales assignments across direct reports
  • Execute strategic plan for territory including developing tactical goals, results measurements, and resource allocation.
  • Increases sales effectiveness by educating sales force, managing use of sales tools.
  • Driving the discipline and use of Salesforce CRM
  • Facilitating communication & cooperation with other facilities, channels, and resources
  • Collaborating with sales and regional management in directing activities associated with winning large orders.
  • Manage technical center and any associated staff where applicable.
  • Direct operation activities in compliance with applicable safety regulations

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